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Bluegrass uth - Davidson Brothers
Bluegrass Truth
with Hamish & Lachlan Davidson
Festival season is in full swing
and always lures some great
international acts to our shores.
As well, the major folk festivals
always feature some of our
of new band member, Wayne
Perry on Guitar & Vocals,
Bluegrass Parkway has released
their first new album in six
years titled Southern Flavour.
Compton has recently
released a new live album
with Joe Newberry and
will be touring Australia
extensively, playing festivals
and teaming up for some
concerts with Parkway
& Victoria’s Hardrive
bluegrass band.
Mustered Courage
best bluegrass acts. Mustered
Courage will make their Port
Fairy Folk Festival debut over
the Labour Day weekend.
Easter means the National Folk
Festival in Canberra, a huge
celebration of live performance,
workshops and a 24-hour
session bar! This year’s line-up
includes; Melbourne’s Big Bug
Trio (featuring Pete Fidler,
Dan Watkins & Kat Mear),
The 3 Marketeers, consisting of
long-time pickers Nigel Lever,
Jimmy Rush & Jenny Shimmin
with special guest John Taylor.
Others include Mustered
Courage, Bluegrass Parkway
and back from the US is
Mandolin Boss, Mike Compton!
Bluegrass Parkway will be coheadlining the first Bluegrass
Music Cruise of Australia along
with Mike Compton (US)
and many Aussie acts at the
end of Feb. With the addition
New York based all female
trio Red Molly will land
here in March for their first
international tour. They’ll be
hitting up a bunch of festivals
across VIC & NSW and some
concerts along the way.
Well established Australian artist
Karen Lynne will release her
tenth album in March this year.
today’s best studio musicians
including Josh Williams, Randy
Kohrs, Tim Crouch, Mike
Bub and Aaron McDaris. The
recording began to take shape
early in 2012 when Karen was
in contact with Tom T. & Dixie
Hall. They called to invite her
to contribute to their Daughters
of Bluegrass project, which
was established to highlight
the female artists in bluegrass.
Excited about her intentions to
record a bluegrass gospel project,
the Hall’s offered the use of their
studio in Franklin, Tennessee.
A notable guest featured on the
album is Stella Parton (Dolly’s
younger sister) on a version of
‘Coat of Many Colours’.
Mike Auldridge died at age
73 on December 29, 2012.
Widely respected as a premier
resophonic guitar player,
Auldrigde is a Grammy Award
From Left jerry Salley(Producer), Mike Bub(Upright Bass),
Randy Kohrs(Dobro), Karen Lynne, Josh Williams(Acoustic Guitar),
Tim Crouch(Fiddle & Mandolin), Rebekah Long(Engineer)
Shine Your Light is a bluegrass
gospel project produced by Jerry
Salley along with a group of
winner and was a founding
member of The Seldom Scene in
1971. Having toured with Lyle
Festival in The Netherlands and
will be performing across Europe
this May.
Mike Auldridge
Lovett and Emmylou Harris,
Mike started playing guitar at
age 13, his biggest influence
being Josh Graves who also sold
him his first Dobro.
A new regular event is the Owl
Valley Bluegrass Sessions held
on the 4th Sunday of each month
at the Canungra RSL on the
Gold Coast.
Bill Lawson has been presenting
his radio program ‘Bluegrass
Unlimited’ on Radio Adelaide
for the past 27 years. His show
is on 101.5FM every Sunday
12pm-1pm (central time).
Bill is now celebrating that his
program is now available for
National broadcast through the
Community Radio Network.
Kristy Cox has been selected to
showcase with her band at the
European World of Bluegrass
The 55th Annual GRAMMY
Awards will have concluded
before this issue is on stands.
This year’s nominees for Best
Bluegrass Album include Dailey
& Vincent, The Grascals, Noam
Pikelny (Punch Brothers),
Special Consensus and the
Steep Canyon Rangers. Another
significant nomination includes
Chris Thile & Stuart Duncan’s
Goat Rodeo Sessions, up for Best
Folk Album.
and immerse himself in the
Bluegrass scene. Already showing
excellence and dedication in the
field of Bluegrass, Daniel is a
very deserving recipient of the
2013 scholarship. A huge thanks,
goes out to our major studio
sponsor Pacific International
Music who have been on board
since we started the scholarship
last year.
The IBMA has recently moved
office and also a reminder that
the IBMA World of Bluegrass
conference has relocated to
Raleigh, North Carolina after
eight years in Nashville.
Daniel Watkins is the recipient
of the 2013 Australian Youth
Bluegrass Scholarship. 23 years
old and raised in Newcastle
NSW, Daniel is a fine
instrumentalist and vocalist
whose main instruments are
guitar and mandolin. He cites
Tony Rice, Bryan Sutton
and his father Lindsay as his
biggest musical influences.
Daniel currently plays in the
Melbourne-based group Buffalo
Nickel with George Jackson
and Paddy Montgomery. He
is using the scholarship cash
prize to travel to the USA later
in the year to attend festivals
Daniel Watkins
Three exceptional new
releases worth mentioning are
Carolina Moonrise from Jim
Lauderdale, Hammer Down
is the third studio album from
the Steeldrivers and a Cracker
Barrel release from Russel
Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out. Also
great to hear Sierra Hull is back
in the studio gearing up for her
third Rounder release later this