Festival favourites and Golden Guitar finalists, THE HILLBILLY GOATS are bringing their mountain music and harmonies to The Bunker at The Imperial Hotel on Saturday 25 May.
Trad folk on steroids with a splash of colour and a dash of difference - these Goats have forged their own path.
Their mission is to strip back the layers of modern music and transport you on a journey that began centuries ago when the immigrants first settled in the Appalachian Mountains of America. These guys aren’t just a band – they’re a show!
Their recordings paint a picture of traditional songs from 1710 through to the 1940’s with a high energy quirky edge.
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 blues, country and bluegrass.
2018 saw The Goats touring the launch of their latest album 'Old Jack's Bones' after its successful release to sell-out crowds at the Tamworth Country Music Festival. Travelling across the ditch to New Zealand twice in four weeks is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to touring the new record that "...overflows with the knees up inducing music its followers have come to expect." (Tony Hillier, The Australian 2018) "... the sheer exuberance, plus the panache and proficiency of the ensemble playing and singing" are key elements to the instant success of this album amongst fans and radio presenters alike. The album reached #3 in the Australian Independent Charts, #21 in the ARIA Country Charts, received a “Bluegrass” Golden Guitar nomination, and was shortlisted in the Qld Music Awards 2019.
Their third studio album, 'Down Foggy Mountain', recorded and produced by Nash Chambers (Paul Kelly, Jimmy Barnes, Archie Roach, Kasey Chambers), reached immense success with two CMAA Nominations. Rabbit in a Log was nominated for Bluegrass Song of the year 2016, and their second single Cumberland Gap was nominated in the same category for the 2017 Golden Guitars. The album further stamped the musical twist on traditional songs The Hillbilly Goats are famous for with big harmonies and a heavy presence of hard fiddle and fast harmonica.
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 Goat Buster has legs that kick all the way to the sky - whilst playing fiddle flat out!
TICKETS: Pre-sale $20 (+ booking fee) via Oztix - CLICK HERE or at the Imperial Hotel (Ph: 5442 8811). $25 at the door (unless sold 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 0467 414 171 to book.
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