THE HILLBILLY GOATS
Festival favourites and four-time ‘Bluegrass’ Golden Guitar finalists, THE HILLBILLY GOATS are bringing their mountain music and harmonies to The Bunker on Friday 27 May.
Tickets are $25 + booking fee, and are available through OZTIX – Click Here
Trad folk on steroids with a splash of colour and a high-energy quirky edge - these Goats have forged their own path.
Featuring banjo, bones, double bass, fiddle, tap dancing, three-part harmonies and stories, The Hillbilly Goats transform you on a journey of the history of mountain music’s evolution into old time blues, country and bluegrass. These guys aren’t just a band – they’re a show!
The Goats are passionate in their research and delivery of old time traditional folk music. Their mission is to strip back the layers of modern music and transport you on a journey that began centuries ago when the Scots-Irish immigrants first settled in the Appalachian Mountains of America in the late 1600’s. The story progresses through the Africans bringing the banjo up to the Blue Ridge in the 1860's, and all the way to the evolution of "Mountain Music” into country music, and then into bluegrass in the late 1930's.
Researching for music that's almost lost and rearranging it to record and present to live audiences is their way of keeping old folk music alive for future generations.
The stories told continually WOW their crowds as the history told sets the scene of folk pioneers.
The band members are never satisfied with their own instruments and continually swap over and change positions on stage - you won’t know where to look or who to watch!
Each member is their own character to love. You'll see Goat Girl running through the crowd rattling the bones; Goat Boy playing three instruments at once (drums with his feet, banjo in hand and harmonica on a brace); while the Giddy Goat dances up a storm - whilst playing fiddle flat out!
Doors open 7.30pm
Imperial Hotel Courtesy Bus
The Imperial Hotel’s FREE courtesy bus operates Friday and Saturday nights from 5pm, travelling to Eumundi, Belli Park, Cooroy, Doonan, Eerwah Vale, North Arm, and Verrierdale. Phone Aaron on 0478 814 169 on the day to book.
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