• Harts

    Following in the Hendrix meets Prince styles of previous single “Red & Blue”, which gained a Hit List spot on Triple J as well as airplay on Triple M, Community radio and featured on iTunes Hot Tracks, “When A Man's A Fool” is a bluesy?funk rocker of a track blending flavours of Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Prince and James Brown, all with an exploding chorus capable of knocking you off your feet. "A supernaturally talented young buck who's mastered Hendrix's blistering guitar shredding and the electro?funk pop perfection of Prince in his Eighties prime." - Rolling Stone "He reminds me of how I was at that age"- Prince
  • Tinpan Orange

    Critically acclaimed Melbourne indie-folk darlings Tinpan Orange are one of Australia’s most loved brother-sister outfits. With the ethereal and mesmerising Emily Lubitz at the helm, joined by brother and guitarist Jesse Lubitz and violin virtuoso Alex Burkoy, their 60’s inspired folk has a melancholy, candid and playful edge. Winners of Triple J’s Unearthed for poppy single Barcelona (2012) and nominated for The Age Music Victoria Awards Best Folk Roots Album for Over the Sun (2012), Tinpan Orange is known for their haunting and heartfelt songwriting with a touch of quirk. Their upcoming album will be released in early 2016.
  • Mustered Courage

    Formed in 2010, Mustered Courage bridge the gap between traditional bluegrass and modern roots music. The Melbourne based quartet turned quintet of four Aussies and a Texas expat have risen to the top of Australia’s folk and roots scene thanks to the strength of their energetic live shows and an eponymous debut album that won them a string of glowing reviews and loads of national radio support. Back from an extensive American tour including appearances at Telluride Bluegrass Festival, Mustered Courage have just released their 3rd album and will once again have the crowd dancing at JamGrass 2015.
  • Richard In Your Mind

    Drawing on a vast catalogue (6 releases in total) and utilizing a range of instruments (from acoustic guitars and sitars to samples and synthesizers) to reproduce the full spectrum of their recorded work married with creative re-imaginings of it, RIYM’s live show features both lush arrangements of pure pop moments and bombast psych outs, punctuated by a super fun and often shambolic stage show featuring elaborate decorations and props.
  • Quarry Mountain Dead Rats

    Taking it back to a simpler time, where the pickin’ was fast and the banjo was king, this five piece hailing from Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula, bring their raw and gritty version of bluegrass kicking and hollering into the modern day. They establish an 'old mate' affinity with their audiences while delivering a kick-you-in-the-face live show, setting the tone for a sing along, drink along, foot-stomping good time. QMDR's instrumentation of banjo, mandolin, acoustic guitar, double bass and washboard fits the bluegrass mold, but the influence of old- time mountain-music combined with rock‘n’roll sensibilities, give way to something altogether different. Revellers are no doubt drawn to QMDR's humour and anything goes attitude, but what stands out is their ability to tear into their songs with an intensity that’s rare for an acoustic band.
  • The Morrisons

    “The Morrisons play big band folk, like a mash up of both Inside Llewyn Davies and Oh Brother Where Art Thou’s T-Bone Burnett” – Concrete Playground. Winners of the 2014 folk/acoustic song of the year at the Australian Song Writers Association Awards The Morrisons fuse Australian stories and sounds with the spirit and intensity of old time American bluegrass, country and folk. With high, lonesome singing, fast picking and original songs inspired by folklore, family and their lives as young Australians, they are a modern day string band like no other. Featuring banjo, fiddle, mandolin, guitar, bass, washboard, harmonica, and 4 part harmonies, they deliver a live show full of raw energy and emotion. They have performed at major festivals around the country including The National Folk Festival, Out On The Weekend, Secret Garden, and supported highly acclaimed international artists Lindi Ortega (CAN) and Lake Street Dive (US).
  • The Imprints

    The Imprints are a high-energy duo from Melbourne featuring violin and vocals and drums. The Imprints grew organically from the moment they started to play together. Initially performing down tempo trip hop they layered moody string sections with dynamic live beats, quickly realising their potential as a multi-genre project with a unique sound. Their no rules approach to music making has helped them remain fresh and exciting at every gig they play.
  • The String Contingent

    Renowned acoustic chamber-folk trio The String Contingent comprise Australians, Chris Stone (violin) and Holly Downes (double bass), with Scotsman Graham McLeod (guitar). Over the past five years and four albums they have reached ‘the upper echelon of instrumental exploration, arrangement, composition and performance’ (Tony Hillier, Rhythms). Their music ‘brings to mind the bluegrass records of Yo-Yo Ma and Edgar Meyer…with elements of Bach, Kronos Quartet and sometimes a splash of Philip Glass...they are incredibly skilled...’ (Ulf Torstensson, Lira). Their new album, Facets, features some of Australia’s most revered musicians, including Sandy Evans, Genevieve Lacey, Julian Thompson, Linsey Pollak, Chris Duncan and Catherine Strutt, and showcases the stylistic flexibility of The String Contingent as they shift through baroque, classical, jazz, Indian, Celtic and Balkan elements to create a truly contemporary sound.
  • The Stetson Family

    The Stetson Family traverse bluegrass and folk Americana whilst free-wheeling with their own sound. Their original songs are said to be “more Old Crow than Del, Jimmy or Bill” and take the listener on a journey down life’s often joyous and sometimes crooked highway. Their third album True North released in July 2015 has garnered stellar reviews from the US & UK, Czechoslovakia to Uruguay and everywhere in between.
  • John Flanagan Trio

    Combining 60s and 70s folk singer/songwriter influences with a contemporary Americana sound, John Flanagan’s star is on the rise since recording his latest album in Nashville with producer Viktor Krauss. John's engaging, honest lyricism and timeless melodies have seen him pick up song-writing awards around Australia and win over fans at major folk festivals around the country. The forthcoming album 'There's Another Way to Where You're Going' is due for release in Feb 2016.
  • The Drunken Poachers

    The Drunken Poachers are a rambunctious, whiskey swilling, boozy singing, bluegrass-irish-country sextet from Melbourne. For the past 3 years they have snuck boot-clad and boozed onto many of Melbourne’s live music stages, creating smiles on dials, whole-of-pub singalongs and getting folk up on tables (where permitted). Dishonest and dirty and wearing flannelette better than you do, they’re leaving heavy heads and dented floors in their very catchy wake. With the aid of banjo, gee-tah, ukulele and mandolin, backed by Irish fiddle, uke bass and propped up with lager phone and a trifle of trumpet, their hearty harmonic throat is unlike any other.
  • Mr. Alford Country

    Having recently returned from Nashville, Melbourne based Mr. Alford would like to share the music of the south with you. Providing a complete show experience including a massive diverse set of original country tunes. He has played in front of a 20,000+ crowd at festivals such as “Stompin Sabah” Malaysia. Mr. Alford’s songs have been recorded by many acts around the world. In addition he has a long list of performance recording credits with some of the world’s most talented musicians. With four albums, he covers many themes and aspects of country music from traditional to modern bluegrass.
  • The Ramblin' Roses

    A collective of Melbourne's finest bringing new life and enthusiasm to the music of The Grateful Dead and music of the era. Originally brought together under the musical directorship of mandolin virtuoso Luke Plumb for the 2013 JamGrass festival, The Ramblin Roses were formed with the remit to bring life to the Dead catalogue down under with the spirit and spontaneity it demanded. Fans of music formed through camaraderie and collective unpredictability, their repertoire has expanded to include reworkings of favourites from that time in American music and also original music for today.
  • The Scrimshaw Four

    The Scrimshaw Four are a high energy, jazz/bluegrass band from Melbourne, featuring Banjo, Guitar, Violin and Double Bass their live show will make your feet fall off from dancing so hard. Described as “Gypsy Doof Doof” The Scrimshaw Four have been busking and performing almost in every location possible, up and down the coast of Australia, there isn’t a show where The Scrims wont get everybody up and jiggin’ around. Their debut release “Bazaar” features the band’s talent for writing quirky songs with a dark tone, all the while keeping a happy beat that gets the dance floor going.
  • Little Rabbit

    Little Rabbit

    Little Rabbit are an energetic string band from Melbourne with a bluegrass/old timey sound showcasing some real fancy fingerwork and sweet vocal harmonies. - See more at: http://littlerabbitband.com.au/about/#sthash.ncUjIDDG.dpuf
  • Astro Cobalt

    Astro Cobalt

    Take four highly trained musicians, add addiction to bluegrass, a passion for contemporary music, traditional music and all good music generally and what do you get? Astro Cobalt! The youngest bluegrass band in Adelaide, Astro Cobalt started jamming 4 years ago. Since then, they have played all over Australia and in 2015, after more beer consumption than proper organisation, they finally released their first EP. Coming to you from between the churches of Adelaide, this band are tuned up and ready to roll, Banjo Style!
  • The Weeping Willows

    The Weeping Willows, Andrew Wrigglesworth and Laura Coates, are a couple of old souls, steeped in bluegrass tradition and draped in gothic Americana imagery. To Andrew, the acoustic guitar is the object that hangs permanently from his shoulders. Laura, for her part, stays as busy as a post-war housewife; complementing her partner’s skill with a voice that ranges from sugar-sweet to evangelically piercing, whilst regularly adding a little accordion or autoharp on the side. They regale their audience with stories of sunshine and romance, God and The Devil, murder and decay. Real music.