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

Bluegrass @ Yulli’s for June 2017

Bluegrass @ Yulli's

Sydney bluegrass jam night Bluegrass @ Yulli’s hits its mid year stride with the announcement of their June event.

Taking place on the 21st June the next edition of Bluegrass @ Yulli’s will feature The Flat Rock Boys the fun, uplifting collaboration between Mark Stevens (The Crooked Fiddle Band, Fat Bastards), Antony Mutch (Fat Bastards) and Gordon Wallace (The Crooked Fiddle Band).

As always the night will kick off at 6pm with an all-invited jam session before the band takes the stage from 8pm.

Bluegrass @ Yulli’s takes place upstairs at Yulli’s in Surry Hills – check out the official Facebook event for more details.

Timber and Steel Premiere: Watch The Morrisons’ New Video “Long Time Travelling” feat. Georgia Mooney

The Morrisons
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Ok, I may have just found my favourite video of 2017. Or maybe I’m just getting nostalgic for Sydney’s inner west. Either way you’re going to love “Long Time Travelling” from The Morrisons.

Shot in the back streets of Newtown and featuring the angelic harmonies of Georgia Mooney (All Our Exes Live In Texas), this a cappella track is taken from The Morrisons‘ recently released debut album.

“I love harmony singing! It’s my favourite thing to do in music,” Jimmy Daley from The Morrisons told Timber and Steel. “I wrote this song whilst traveling around China. I’m not sure where the tune came from but I’d just been humming it to myself the entire trip. The melody has a very pentatonic “asian” quality to it, perhaps it just seeped into my subconscious. We then went up to Inner Mongolia and the lyrics just poured out. It’s an incredible landscape but at the same time it’s marred by destruction and rapid urban development. Like the rest of China it’s a place of insane contrast. I remember sitting waiting for a bus and looking around me at this desolate construction site wasteland and seeing that just over the horizon cows and horses were roaming across the stunning Mongolian steppe the same way they had for centuries. The same grasslands on which Genghis Khan rode his horse. It was bizarre.”

Check out “Long Time Travelling” below:

The Morrisons are bringing their Man Of Constant Sorrow: The Music of O Brother Where Art Thou show featuring All Our Exes Live in Texas, Brian Campeau and Luke Escombe back to Sydney this month – dates are here:

Wednesday 17th May – Camelot Lounge, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 18th May – Camelot Lounge, Sydney, NSW
Friday 19th May – Camelot Lounge, Sydney, NSW

Watch the New Video from The Weeping Willows, “The Pale Rider”

Weeping Willows
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The latest single from Melbourne based bluegrass and Americana duo The Weeping Willows is the incredibly catchy “The Pale Rider”. This is the third single from the duo’s latest album Before Darkness Comes A-Callin’ and features some amazing Appalachian-inspired banjo work from Andrew Wrigglesworth.

Check out the video for “The Pale Rider” below:

The Weeping Willows are currently on a co-headline tour with Lachlan Bryan – the remaining dates are as follows:

Saturday 13th May – Palais Theatre, Franklin, TAS
Sunday 14th May – MONA, Hobart, TAS
Friday 19th May – Rooty Hill RSL, Rooty Hill, NSW
Saturday 20th May – Harmonie German Club, Canberra, ACT
Friday 26th May – Perth Good Nights, Perth, WA
Saturday 27th May – Bunbury Good Nights, Bunbury, WA

Bluegrass @ Yulli’s for May 2017

Tawny Owl
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The May edition of everyone’s favourite Sydney jam night Bluegrass @ Yulli’s will feature the return of The Tawny Owl Stringband, made up of local legends Luke Webb (Lucky Luke and His Shooting Stars), Jimmy Daley (The Morrisons, Diamond Duck, AKA BAZ), & Anna McInerney (The Morrisons, Terza Madre, Oh Willy Dear).

And of course Bluegrass @ Yulli’s kicks off with the traditional all-in jam so if you’re coming down to see The Tawny Owl Stringband don’t forget to bring your own banjo, guitar, bass, mandolin, fiddle or whatever and join in. The jam kicks off at 6pm before The Tawny Owl Stringband take to the stage at 8pm.

Bluegrass @ Yulli’s takes place upstairs at Yulli’s in Surry Hills on the 10th May. As always the night is 100% free – for more information check out the official Facebook event here.

Bluegrass @ Yulli’s for April 2017

The Galax Bogtrotters
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This month Sydney bluegrass and old-time jam night Bluegrass @ Yulli’s is kicking off Easter early with a show this Wednesday 12th April.

As always with Bluegrass @ Yulli’s the first two hours from 6pm is an all-in jam 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 from 8pm US band The Galax Bogtrotters, from the musically rich region surrounding Galax, Virgina, will be taking to the stage with their unique brand of high energy dance tunes.

Bluegrass @ Yulli’s takes place upstairs at Yulli’s in Surry Hills from 6pm this Wednesday. The night is 100% free – for more information check out the official Facebook event here.

Watch the New Davidson Brothers Video “Take A Little Drive”

Davidson Brothers
Photos by Elizabeth Walton

Victorian bluegrass legends Davidson Brothers have just released their brand new video “Take A Little Drive”. The track is a taster of the duo’s eighth studio album All You Need Is Music which is due on the 7th April.

“Take A Little Drive” is a wonderful slice of classic country and bluegrass music – check out the video below:

To celebrate the release of All You Need Is Music Davidson Brothers just announced an album launch show at the newly opened Longhorn Saloon in Melbourne on the 28th April. For more information check out the official Facebook event here.

Bluegrass @ Yulli’s for March 2017

Whoa Mule
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The year keeps rolling along and as such next week is the March edition of Sydney’s favourite bluegrass jam and concert night Bluegrass @ Yulli’s.

If you haven’t been down to Bluegrass @ Yulli’s before and are curious you’re in for a treat. The first two hours from 6pm is an all-in jam 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 from 8pm the feature artist takes the stage for an intimate show. This month Bluegrass @ Yulli’s is blessed with an appearance from bluegrass and old time four-piece Whoa Mule, fresh off their recent appearance at the Summer Hill Folk Festival. All four of the ladies in Whoa Mule have been a part of Bluegrass @ Yulli’s both in the jam and as performers over the years so it’s great to see them coming together as this month’s feature artist.

The March edition of Bluegrass @ Yulli’s takes place upstairs at Yulli’s in Surry Hills from 6pm on Wednesday 15th March. The night is 100% free – for more information check out the official Facebook event here.

Old Crow Medicine Show Announce Bob Dylan Tribute Album

Old Crow
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Last May Old Crow Medicine Show took to the stage at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville to perform a tribute to Bob Dylan’s classic album Blonde On Blonde. Now, to celebrate signing to Columbia Nashville, Old Crow Medicine Show will be releasing a recording of the concert as 50 Years Of Blonde On Blonde on the 28th April this year.

Old Crow Medicine Show have a long association with the music of Bob Dylan having turned two of his bootlegs into fan favourite songs – “Wagon Wheel” and “Sweet Amarillo”.

To get a taste of 50 Years Of Blonde On Blonde check out Old Crow Medicine Show’s “invasion” of the Sony Music Nashville offices while they sing “”Everybody Must Get Stoned”.

Details for Bluegrass at Yulli’s for February

Willing Ponies
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Everyone’s favourite Sydney bluegrass jam and performance night, Bluegrass @ Yulli’s, is back with a bang for 2017. After their traditional bluegrass picnic in January, Bluegrass @ Yulli’s will this month head back into the upstairs bar at Yulli’s in Sydney’s Surry Hills.

As always the night will kick off at 6pm with an all-welcome jam sessions where you’re invited to bring your own banjo, guitar, bass, mandolin, fiddle or whatever and get stuck in. Then from 8pm Sydney country and bluegrass band The Willing Ponies will take to the stage with their unique brand of original folk music.

Bluegrass @ Yulli’s takes place on the 22nd February. For more information check out the official Facebook event here.

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