Mustered Courage Signed Up For Bluegrass Conference

by | 3 Apr, 2018

Mustered Courage

Mustered CourageThe Australian Bluegrass Conference has welcomed Mustered Courage to the faculty for 2018.

ARIA nominated Mustered Courage breathe new life into the Australian roots music scene with a diverse sound that appeals to both traditionalists and newcomers alike. Since the release of their self-titled debut album in 2011, the Melbourne based outfit have become the torch bearers for string band music here in Australia.

the link between Bill Monroe and Mumford & Sons – Music Australia Guide.

The progressive folk-rock quintet blasted on to the national music scene when their second album, Powerlines, garnered two Golden Guitar nominations and a live performance at the 2014 CMAA Country Music Awards in Tamworth. This led to a collaboration with Kasey Chambers on the song Rosa which was included on the album’s American release.

This year’s 4-day Bluegrass Conference will feature two fantastic bands, as well of course as special guest Russ and Glenn Carson from the USA.

The updated faculty now comprises:

Russ Carson – USA (banjo)
Glenn Carson – USA (clawhammer banjo)
The Sonoran Dogs Bluegrass Band:

  • Mark Miracle – USA (mandolin)
  • Peter McLaughlin – USA (guitar)
  • Tyler James – USA (banjo)
  • Bruce Packard – AUS (bass)
Martin Louis – AUS (banjo)
Anita Nahuysen – AUS (clawhammer banjo)
Mustered Courage:

  • Nick Keeling (banjo)
  • Josh Bennett (fiddle)
  • Julian Abrahams (guitar)
  • Josh Bridges (bass)

Conference organiser Peter Nahyusen has advised us that bookings are going strong. If you plan to attend this year, make sure you get in touch as soon as you can.