Watch the New Carpenter Caswell Video “Too Young, Too Cute, Too Pretty”

Carpenter Caswell
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Americana duo Carpenter Caswell are capping off a huge 2018 with the release of their new single “Too Young, Too Cute, Too Pretty”. The track is the fifth offering from the duo’s self titled debut album and has just been nominated in the Best Bluegrass Song category of the Golden Guitar Awards.

“Too Young, Too Cute, Too Pretty” also features a collaboration with Zane Banks (banjo), Anna McInerny (fiddle) and James Daley (mandolin) from The Morrisons – check out the video for the track below:

Bluegrass @ Yulli’s for December 2017

The Water Runners
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Sydney jam and performance night Bluegrass @ Yulli’s has one more show left for 2017 with the announcement of their Christmas special next Wednesday 13th December.

As always the night will kick off with an all-in jam where you’re invited to bring down an instrument from 6pm and belt out some old timey and bluegrass tunes.

Then from 8pm South Coast band The Water Runners will take to the stage to show off their unique blend of folk, country, bluegrass and rockabilly.

Bluegrass @ Yulli’s takes place upstairs at Yulli’s restaurant in Surry Hills and is free. For more information check out the official Facebook event here.

The Railsplitters Announce Woodford Sideshows

The Railsplitters
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With the summer festival announcement season well and truly upon us it’s exciting to see so many visiting artists now announcing headline shows while they’re in the country.

The latest band to drop tour dates is Rocky Mountain five-piece The Railsplitters. The band, known for their high-energy fussion bluegrass, will be touring throughout January including shows at Woodford and the Cygnet Folk Festival.

Check out the full list of dates below:

Friday 29th December to Monday 1st January – Woodford Folk Festival, Woodford, QLD
Tuesday 9th January – Old Museum, Brisbane, QLD
Wednesday 10th January – No 5 Church Street, Bellingen, NSW
Thursday 11th January – Wauchope Arts Hall, Wauchope, NSW
Friday 12th to Sunday 14th January – Cygnet Folk Festival, Cygnet, TAS
Friday 19th January – Rosny Barn, Hobart, TAS
Saturday 20th January – Mountain Mumma, Sheffield, TAS
Sunday 21st January – Django Bar, Sydney, NSW

Bluegrass @ Yulli’s Announces Annual Bluegrassified UNHCR Fundraiser

Whoa Mule
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Sydney jam night Bluegrass @ Yulli’s is all set to hold its annual UNHCR Fundraiser at Yulli’s in Surry Hills on the 15th November this year.

Following on from last year’s super successful “Bluesgrassified” theme, where a number of Bluegrass @ Yulli’s feature artists covered popular songs in a Bluegrass style, this year we’re going to be getting bluegrass versions of classic country music. Think Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash, Dolly Parton, Hank Williams, Loretta Lynn and beyond.

The Bluegrassified country classics will be presented on the night by the likes of Whoa Mule (above), Shelley’s Murder Boys, Flat Rock Boys, Simone East and more to be announced.

Entry to the night is free and all of the artists are donating their time. Yulli’s will be donating towards the night and the audience will be asked for donations throughout the night to support UNHCR.

As always Bluegrass @ Yulli’s kicks off with an all-in jam at 6pm followed by the performances from 8pm. For more information check out the official Facebook event here.

The Infamous Stringdusters Announce Covers EP Undercover Vol. 2

The Infamous Stringdusters
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Newgrass favourites The Infamous Stringdusters have announced plans to release their latest covers EP Undercover Vol. 2 this Friday 27th October.

The EP contains an eclectic list of covers including tracks from The Allman Brothers Band (“Jessica”), My Morning Jacket (“Golden”), Daft Punk (“Get Lucky”), Marvin Gaye (“What’s Going On”) and The Cure (“Just Like Heaven”).

“Sometimes you hear a cover that comes from a completely different genre and it works, sometimes it doesn’t, sometimes you just have to try,” Jeremy Garrett of the band explained. “As an artist, this can be liberating.”

The full track listing for Undercover Vol. 2 is below:

1. Just Like Heaven – The Cure
2. Golden – My Morning Jacket
3. Jessica – The Allman Brothers Band
4. What’s Going On – Marvin Gaye
5. Get Lucky – Daft Punk

Timber and Steel Video Premiere: “Something to Lose” from Rachel Baiman

Rachel Baiman
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American folk and old-time singer Rachel Baiman has been getting a bunch of buzz lately following the release of her excellent album Shame.

“I wasn’t necessarily trying to write songs that would be easy to listen to,” Baiman explained on Shame. “I wanted to write about reality, in all of it’s terror and beauty.”

The latest single from Shame is the melancholy “Something to Lose”. We’re extremely lucky to have the debut of a live video of “Something to Lose”, recorded as part of the StarHouse Concert Series in Boulder Colorado. Check it out below:

Rachel Baiman would be well known to Australian audiences as one half of 10 String Symphony. Next January the singer and multi-instrumentalist will be returning to our shores for an east coast tour, with pan-Pacific trio One Up Two Down in support.

The full list of dates are below:

Wednesday 3rd January – Junk Bar, Brisbane, QLD
Thursday 4th January – Megan Hall, Dorrigo, NSW
Friday 5th January – Upper Lansdowne Hall, Upper Lansdowne, NSW
Saturday 6th January – Thirroul Railway Institute Hall, Thirroul, NSW
Sunday 7th January -Metropole Guest House, Katoomba, NSW
Monday 8th January – Petersham Bowling Club, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 11th January – Spotted Mallard, Melbourne, VIC

Bluegrass @ Yulli’s for October 2017

The New Macedon Rangers
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The October edition of Sydney jam night Bluegrass @ Yulli’s is set to take place next week on the 18th October.

As always the night will feature an all in bluegrass and old time jam with players and singers invited to bring down their instruments to join in the fun. The jam kicks off at 6pm and we recommend people get there early to join in the fun.

Following the jam at 8pm will be the feature artists, which this time is folk duo The New Macedon Rangers. The acclaimed duo will be bringing their own unique blend of traditional dance music, mountain ballads, early country music and more.

Bluegrass @ Yulli’s takes place upstairs at Yulli’s restuarant in Surry Hills and is free. For more information check out the official Facebook event here.

Watch the New Video From The Weeping Willows, “Travellin’ Man”

Weeping Willows
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Melbourne based bluegrass and alt-country duo The Weeping Willows have this week dropped another stunning music video.

The video is for the duo’s latest single “Travellin’ Man” taken from their sophomore album Before Darkness Comes A-Callin’.

“Travellin’ Man” explores The Weeping Willows’ well trodden melancholic side and was co-written with Lachlan Bryan. Check out the beautiful, old timey video below:

The Weeping Willows are currently out on tour – the full list of remaining dates are here:

Wednesday 27th September – The City Sounds, Queen Street Mall, Brisbane, QLD
Wednesday 27th September – The Triffid Acoustics, Brisbane, QLD
Thursday 28th September- 5 Church St, Bellingen, NSW
Friday 29th September – Sider Diner Sessions, City Sider, Tamworth, NSW
Saturday 30th September – Hardys Bay Club, Hardys Bay, NSW
Saturday 7th October – Newport Bowls Club, Newport, VIC
Saturday 14th October – Tago Mago Club, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday 22nd October – The Skylark Room, Upwey, VIC

The Weeping Willows Announce East Coast Tour

Weeping Willows
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Hard working Melbourne bluegrass duo The Weeping Willows have announced plans to head out on a massive East Coast tour from the middle of this month.

On the tour The Weeping Willows will be providing support for Skyscraper Stan and Georgia State Line at Bella Union in Melbourne, Carpenter Caswell in Sydney and Newcastle, Tim Easton at the Tago Mago Club in Melbourne and Rick Hart in Upwey as well as performing their own headline shows

Check out the full list of dates below:

Sunday 17th September – Bella Union, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 22nd September – Smith’s Alternative, Canberra, ACT
Saturday 23rd September – The Newsagency, Sydney, NSW
Sunday 24th September – Lizotte’s, Newcastle, NSW
Wednesday 27th September – The City Sounds, Queen Street Mall, Brisbane, QLD
Wednesday 27th September – The Triffid Acoustics, Brisbane, QLD
Thursday 28th September- 5 Church St, Bellingen, NSW
Friday 29th September – Sider Diner Sessions, City Sider, Tamworth, NSW
Saturday 30th September – Hardys Bay Club, Hardys Bay, NSW
Saturday 7th October – Newport Bowls Club, Newport, VIC
Saturday 14th October – Tago Mago Club, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday 22nd October – The Skylark Room, Upwey, VIC

Bluegrass @ Yulli’s for September 2017

Golden Whistler
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This month bluegrass and old time duo Golden Whistler return to Bluegrass @ Yulli’s stage, bringing their wonderful music to Sydney’s most intimate performance space.

Bluegrass @ Yulli’s will take place at Yulli’s in Sydney next Wednesday 20th September. As always the night kicks off at 6pm with an all-in jam, where you’re invited to bring your banjo, guitar, bass, mandolin, fiddle or whatever you’ve got to pluck and play your way through some favourite bluegrass and old time tunes and songs, followed by Golden Whistler’s sweet sweet tunes at 8pm. And of course the whole night is free!

For more information on the night check out the official Facebook event here.

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