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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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