Arnie’s Barn, Strzelecki Stringbusters
When it comes to playing Bluegrass and Ol’ Time music, the boys from the Strzelecki Stringbusters have the numbers, and with this, their third CD in as many years, they are certainly gaining the numbers in CD production too.
‘Arnie’s Barn‘ follows on from their highly successful album, ‘Scrubby Forest Run‘ which was launched in 2009. Their first CD ‘Somethin’ To Crow About‘ was released in 2008.
This latest offering is named after one of their fiddler players, Arnie Young. The CD was recorded in the loft above his barn at his home in Yinnar in rural Victoria. Arnie is one of Yinnar’s more modest and kindly gentlemen.
The CD contains 20 tracks, ranging from traditional Old Time country tunes and Gospel songs, to straight-up Bluegrass featuring the Big Stringbuster Sound.
The Yinnar Hotel has grown in popularity over the past 18 months. It has become the place to see acoustic music in Gippsland as the Stringbusters have encouraged a variety ofÂ local actsÂ to share the stage during the evening. In addition to the growth in local acts , the hotel has played host to a variety of international acts, the latest being Canadian bluegrass band Hungry Hill in November 2009. Hungry Hill stopped by the region for a few days and took advantage of the Stringbuster’s southern hospitality and gave presented one of the best bluegrass performances the town has seen.
The USA’s Whitetop Mountaineers were another international act to visit the region to play the Yinnar Hotel. This band plans a return visit on 31st March this year and will once again present their original old-time Virginian mountain music.
Always keen to present a range of local, national and international acts, the Stringbuster’s regular gig, the last Wednesday of the month at the Yinnar Hotel, will continue to provide great entertainment this year.
The Stringbusters invite you all down to the local in Yinnar to see the boys launch their new CD, Arnie’s Barn on Wednesday 24th February, and be sure to book your meal.
ContactÂ the Stringbusters through Gary White on ph 0427 631 217 or email to st***********@bi*****.com">The Stringbusters for details.
>>This latest offering is named after one of their fiddler players, Arnie Young. The CD was recorded in the loft above his barn at his home in Yinnar in rural Victoria. Arnie is one of Yinnarâ€™s more modest and kindly gentlemen.<<
He's also a great fiddle player..!!
Rosie and Howie,
It’s people like you that make what we do so much fun.
Thanks for the support and we will catch up with you on March 31st, will be a great night with The SSB and White Top Mountaineers sure to make you smile.
Thanks for your lovely words Rosie….you’re too kind. To put it simply, we just enjoy playing music together and putting ‘smiles on dials’!
Pls make sure you come up and say gidday at the next Yinnar Pub night. We’d love to meet you and Howie.
My husband and I have been visiting the Yinnar pub every month for about a year now just to watch the Stringbusters play. I first saw them perform at the Boolarra Folk Festival, immediately following the Jan 2009 bushfires there. I was hooked immediately! They are brilliant!
And a relative of mine from UK visited recently and he is now a loyal Stringbuster fan too, spreading the word in his hometown in Kent, UK. He went home with the sounds of ‘Waitin’for you!’ ringing in his ears!
I know that the Stringbusters have done a lot for various local Gippsland communities affected by the recent bushfires – they truly are a community band. Good on ya, guys! You certainly lifted our spirits above the smoke.
What a terrific bunch of fellas!