Redland’s Bluegrass Festival, Queensland 8th -10th July 2011.
Hardrive Bluegrass Band will be one of the many band line ups for this year’s Redlands Bluegrass Festival. Hardrive has been around for some time and their high-lonesome vocals and fine instrumentals their take no prisoners hard hitting traditional bluegrass has been captured in their recent live recording from the Old Guildford Music Hall which is now available on CD & DVD.
This recording pays homage to Bill Monroe, recorded like it was back in the day when radio programs broadcast live from the Grand Old Opry – Dave Helens.
Adopting a traditional bluegrass line-up the band is Nick Dear on fiddle and mandolin, Dave Hellens on banjo, Lachlan Dear on guitar and Matt Ryan on double bass. Hardrive is one of Australia’s favourite bluegrass bands and plays both traditional and original Australian songs and tunes in the bluegrass style. The band and band members have received accolades and awards in bluegrass and traditional country music in both Australia and the US.
Hardrive pays homage to the creators of the original, with their onstage presentation delivered in suits and hats. Their individual and collective musical mastery shines through on stage, which is why the band members and the band have received a range of Australian and the US bluegrass and traditional country music awards and accolades.
Don’t miss this band if you’re at Redland’s this year.