A top Bluegrass Band based in Adelaide, The Crooked Road Boys have come together to play original music that combines the bluegrass tradition with contemporary flair. In their long history with bluegrass in Australia and New Zealand, the Crooked Road Boys have toured widely and recorded many albums with artists from around the world.
The Crooked Road Boys are: Phill Parker on guitar and vocals, Andrew Hook on vocals, mandolin and guitar, Dave Taylor on vocals, double bass and guitar, Leonard Cohen on vocals and dobro. They will be delighting audiences in the big marquee on Saturday and Sunday.
Andrew Clermont is a chameleon multi-instrumental musician from Bluegrass to Indian, Scandinavian to Old time. He is a 3 time Bluegrass Guitar Champion and a Director of the Golden-Fiddle Awards in Australia!
Jude enjoys performing as a violinist and singer in a variety of musical ensembles in the Great Southern region including Heartstrings and the Heartstrings Jazz Trio. She has performed at Fairbridge Folk Festival and National Folk Festivals including Tamworth, Woodford and Yarra Junction. In 2015 and 2016 Jude featured at Tamworth’s Golden Fiddle Awards.
Stumpy Gully is a fun band that was formed to support community events and raise funds for local charities and community groups. The group plays a mix of bush, folk and bluegrass often interrupted by spontaneous outbursts of bush poetry or lively banter.
Stumpy Gully will be playing on Saturday and Sunday.
Family group Glenn, Andrea and Morgaine Delahoy have a unique sound and style which never fails to delight. Their timing and harmonies, supported by Glenn’s guitar are a wonder to behold.
The Delahoys will be featuring on Saturday and Sunday.
Andrew Namok, aka DREWZ, is a singer/ songwriter / musician from the Torres Strait Islands. He recently relocated back to Melbourne after a stint performing in the Central Coast, NSW and North Queensland. Prior to moving he spent 6 years performing both Melbourne and Adelaide and entertaining passengers on the Down Under Dive (Cairns) cruises to The Great Barrier Reef. During his career he’s toured both nationally and internationally. He performs a mix of contemporary music including soul, reggae, R & B, funk, pop and originals.
As a 3 year old Sarah went missing at a festival and eventually turned up in a costume on stage. Apparently she had gatecrashed a group preparing for their act and they didn’t have the heart to chase her away. She still loves to perform but these days she doesn’t have to gatecrash other people’s acts. Sarah sings and plays piano/keyboard at pubs, clubs, corporate events and parties.
You can catch her performing Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Singer guitarist Peter Nolte is known locally as Casterton’s answer to Slim Dusty. Peter has been entertaining at pubs, clubs and festivals for longer than he cares to remember and his laid-back Aussie country music style is easy on the ear and soothing on the soul. Occasionally he has been known to don the funny hat and slip into one or two vintage Chad Morgan numbers.
You can catch Peter onstage in the big tent on Saturday.
In Your Dreams String Band
Adelaide Hills-based In Your Dreams String Band bring a refreshing line-up of traditional and modern tunes. Spanning genres from Scottish to Irish, Old-Timey and Bluegrass, their repertoire never fails to get the toes tapping and has been known to inspire joyful outbursts of dance.
In Your Dreams regularly perform as part of the Adelaide Scottish Fiddle Club and are fresh from recent performances at the Frances Folk Gathering, Palmer Open Mic Night and busking on street corners.
Whilst embracing a variety of styles, Jose has never forgotten his folk and country roots. “Music is for everyone” he says and so he becomes somewhat of a “musical evangelist”, running jam sessions, playing in various bands and promoting music participation wherever he can. If you like John Denver and Johnny Cash there is a good chance you’ll like Jose.
Luke is a singer-songwriter with a powerful bass voice accompanied by acoustic guitar, varying in style from folk to country and rock. Currently living in Melbourne, he grew up in Gippsland and has worked for many years in the Northern Territory. With carefully crafted lyrics delivered in rousing anthems and contemplative ballads, his songs range from Australia’s First Peoples to rural communities battling miners, and some light-hearted commentary on modern life. He also enjoys covering artists such as Redgum, Shane Howard, Eric Bogle and Johnny Cash. Luke has recently appeared at the Uranquinty and Tamar Valley Folk Festivals and is currently recording an album.