Australian Bluegrass Conference – Thursday December 13th till Sunday December 16th.
Banjo player Russ Carson has been confirmed for this year’s Bluegrass Conference to be held in Maleny on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast.
Russ Carson currently shares the stage with Ricky Skaggs playing banjo in Skaggs’ band Kentucky Thunder. Carson’s previous stints include two years with Virginia based bluegrass band, Gold Heart and three years with Audie Blaylock’s Redline.
From as far back as he can recall Carson he was surrounded by banjo and fiddle music. He developed a passion for the banjo and acoustic music and at age 10 he heard Earl Scruggs play on a recording leading to his desire to learn the banjo. His supportive parents contacted local banjo teacher Nev Jackson and got Russ signed up as a student. After 6 years with Nev he was able to take occasional lessons from musicians such as Alan Munde, Bill Keith, Jens Kruger, Tony Trischka, Mike Munford, Chris Warner, Tom Adams and Jeremy Stephens.
A great choice for the Australian Bluegrass Conference.