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.

The Foghorn Stringband Announce Australian Tour Dates

Foghorn
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American old time four piece Foghorn Stringband are returning to Australia this October for a series of dates around the country.

The band have already been announced as part of the Dorrigo Folk & Bluegrass Festival and have now added a whole bunch of other dates up and down the east coast.

Check out the full list of tour dates for Foghorn Stringband below:

Wednesday 18th October – Valencia Creek Hall, Valencia Creek, VIC
Thursday 19th October – Caravan Club, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 20th October – Canberra Musicians Club, Canberra, ACT
Saturday 21st October – Metropole Guest House, Katoomba, NSW
Sunday 22nd October – Thirroul Railway Institute Hall, Thirroul, NSW
Monday 23rd October – Nerrigundah Ag Bureau, Nerrigundah, NSW
Tuesday 24th October – Leichhardt Bowling Club, Sydney, NSW
Wednesday 25th October – Sunset Studio, Newcastle, NSW
Thursday 26th October – House Show, Uralla, NSW
Friday 27th to Sunday 29th October – Dorrigo Folk and Bluegrass Festival, Dorrigo, NSW
Monday 30th October – Pitts House Concert, Barkers Vale, NSW
Tuesday 31st October – Boo Radley’s Hall, Glenreagh, NSW
Wednesday 1st November – Petersham Bowling Club, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 2nd November – The Home Tavern, Wagga Wagga, NSW
Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th November – Blackwood Festival of Music and Culture, Blackwood, VIC

The Dorrigo Folk & Bluegrass Festival Announces 2017 Lineup

Foghorn Stringband
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Every year the Dorrigo Folk & Bluegrass Festival manages to deliver one of the most exciting lineups of the year, featuring the best in bluegrass, old time and folk artists from around the country and around the world.

Held in the small northern NSW town of Dorrigo, the Dorrigo Folk & Bluegrass Festival is an intimate, community run event with a really nice vibe and so much great music. Their lineup this year includes so many amazing artists including Foghorn Stringband (above), Genni Kane, Kate Burke & Ruth Hazleton, Luke Plumb and Peter Daffy, Mac Traynham and Shay Garriock, Mile Twelve, The Freewheeler, The New Macedon Rangers, Andy Gordon with John Kane, Angus Gill, Cat and Clint, Chloë & Jason Roweth, Chris Matthews, Corn Silk, Fat Cousin Skinny, Fireside Celts & Friends, Flora Knight & Sean Donald, Freya Josephine Hollick, Golden Whistler, High and Lonesome, John Bennett with David Hyams, Kaurna Cronin, Kazoobafak Jug Band, Loren Kate, Mandy Connell, Michael Waugh, Misty Mountain Players, Monique Clare, Montgomery Church, Pete Denahy, Pitts Family, Sohum Women’s Choir, The 3 Jimmies, The Daughters of the Rum Rebellion, The Mae Trio, The Martins, The Northern Folk, The Pipi Pickers, The Sinners, The Tawny Owl Stringband, The Tin Can String Band, Thor and Jasmine Phillips, Tommy Chandler and the Continental Drift, Twin Peaks, Two If By Sea, Watling & Bates, Whoa Mule and Yhan Leal.

The Dorrigo Folk & Bluegrass Festival takes place in Dorrigo from the 27th to the 29th October – check out the official site for more details.

This year they’re also holding the inaugural Old-Time Music School in the lead up to the festival, from the 25th to the 27th October. The Old-Time Music School will give players to learn alongside some of the best musicians in the business – this year will feature the likes of Ashlee Watkins (The New Macedon Rangers), Shay Garriock, Andrew Small (The New Macedon Rangers), Mac Traynham, Jeremy Marcotte and Foghorn Stringband. Workshops at the school will include traditional fiddle and banjo music, instrument workshops, old time ensemble workshops, folk singing, concerts, jamming and a festival performance opportunity – for more information check out the official site here.

Bluegrass @ Yulli’s for August 2017

Gareth Rowan
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The month has only just begun but we already have the details of the next Bluegrass @ Yulli’s, set to take place on Wednesday 23rd August.

The monthly Sydney jam and performance night will this month feature rootsy honky tonk trio Gareth Rowan and The Crazy Fools. The trio, made up of Gareth Rowan, Gary Brown and Jamie Sampson, will be bringing their own brand of western swing, hillbilly and country music to Yulli’s and are guaranteed to delight.

As always the feature band will be proceeded by an all in jam where you’re encouraged to bring your banjo, guitar, bass, mandolin, fiddle or whatever and enjoy some pickin’ and singin’. The jam kicks off at 6pm with Gareth Rowan and The Crazy Fools taking to the stage at 8pm.

Bluegrass @ Yulli’s takes place upstairs at Yulli’s restaurant in Sydney and is completely free. Check out the Facebook event for more details.

Old Crow Medicine Show Announce Australian Tour

OCMS
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Legendary string band Old Crow Medicine Show have announced plans to head to Australia at the end of September for a quick tour.

The band will be touring their tribute to Bob Dylan’s Blonde on Blonde album (which they recently released as an album titled 50 Years of Blonde on Blonde) with shows planned in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne plus an appearance at the Caloundra Music Festival.

Joining Old Crow Medicine Show for their headline shows will be buzz worthy roots singer-songwriter Valerie June. The full list of dates are below:

Thursday 28th September – The Tivoli, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 29th September to Monday 2nd October – Caloundra Music Festival, Caloundra, QLD
Sunday 1st October – Forum Theatre, Melbourne, VIC
Tuesday 3rd October – Enmore Theatre, Sydney, NSW

Bluegrass @ Yulli’s for July 2017

Shelley's Murder Boys
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The stage has been set for the July edition of Bluegrass @ Yulli’s and you’re all invited to come and see some amazing music.

The regular jam and performance night has announced the 19th July as its next date and boy do they have goodies in store.

As always Bluegrass @ Yulli’s kicks off with an all-in am where you’re encouraged to bring your banjo, guitar, bass, mandolin, fiddle or whatever you can get your hands on and join in on the action.

Then at 8pm local trio (and Bluegrass @ Yulli’s regulars) Shelley’s Murder Boys take to the stage to keep you entertained with their own brand of old time and bluegrass music. They’ll also be putting the finishing on their upcoming EP Troubled Thoughts Keep Her Fed (due the 1st August) so expect some sweet sweet music.

Bluegrass @ Yulli’s takes place upstairs at Yulli’s restaurant in Sydney and is completely free. Check out the Facebook event for more details.

Davidson Brothers Announce East Coast Tour

Davidson Brothers
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Sibling bluegrass duo Davidson Brothers will be heading out on tour from this week with shows planned up and down the East Coast. The tour will also see Davidson Brothers appearing at a couple of festivals including the Gympie Music Muster and the Deni Ute Muster.

Davidson Brothers will be touring their latest album All You Need Is Music – check out the full list of dates and their latest video “Take A Little Drive” below:

Friday 23rd June – Harmonie German Club, Canberra, ACT
Saturday 24th June – Nethercote Hall, Nethercote, NSW
Saturday 8th July – Union Hotel, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday 20th August – Petersham Bowling Club, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 24th August – The Milk Factory, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th August – Gympie Music Muster, Gympie, QLD
Friday 29th September – Deni Ute Muster, Deniliquin, NSW

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