With the inclusion of the Adelaide Olde Time String Band (AOTSB) the festival is not only the place to hear the best Bluegrass music in South Australia it will be a great place to join in the jam sessions with these friendly and inviting guys around. The AOTSB is a large group of folks keeping alive the Old Time Southern Mountain and Country music tradition which preceded Bluegrass. This “Old-Timey” music is currently experiencing a worldwide revival.
The Band has been playing at various gigs, square dances and festivals and provides an opportunity for players of different string instruments at all levels to get together and present a wide variety of old-time fiddle tunes, hoedowns, reels, breakdowns, waltzes, country blues and ragtime as well as old-time country songs. The band has grown out of the Adelaide Olde Time Music Jam which now meets twice monthly at “Guthries” (The SA Folk Federation at Prospect Town Hall). Instruments played are all acoustic and include fiddles, banjos, mandolins, guitars, ukuleles, acoustic bass and related instruments.
The Adelaide Olde Time String Band will be leading one of the festivals special programmed sessions as well as performing on the main stage.