Scroll below to see who is performing in 2018.
Check back as more performers will be added in he next few months!
Euripi is a Mudgee based, original, folk and cover duo, composed of husband and wife team, Glenn and Emily Van Reason. Although coming from different musical backgrounds in Classical and Music Theatre and Aussie Rock, they share a love of an eclectic range of music which transverses many genres.
Euripi draw inspiration for their unique style and harmonies from the musical artists they admire, particularly singer/songwriters such as Bob Dylan, Paul Kelly, Rodriguez, Debra Conway and Damien Rice. They can be found performing through out the Central West at pubs, clubs, weddings and functions, markets and festivals.
When not performing Glenn and Emily are busy raising their four children on the family farm, growing organic vegetables and fruit and tending to their increasing menagerie of animals.
Festival favourites, the Hillbilly Goats exude an undeniable passion for mountain music, the instruments and the harmonies. 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!
2016 Golden Guitar Finalists for "Rabbit in a Log" - Bluegrass Recording of the year
2017 Golden Guitar Finalists for "Cumberland Gap" - Bluegrass Recording of the Year
The Strzelecki Stringbusters is a 13 piece string band featuring guitar, mandolin, banjo, ukulele, fiddle, double bass and harmonica. The group plays many styles of music from bluegrass and western swing to country and the blues.
The band members live, work and play in the hills around the Strzelecki Ranges in Victoria’s Gippsland. They play a large number of local events in support of their wider community.
The Busters are also a regular feature at the Yinnar Hotel where they host a night of music and often feature local and visiting acts. Their regular gigs have featured the international visitors The Whitetop Mountaineers from Virginia USA and Hungry Hill from BC in Canada.
Mama’s Mountain Jug Band
Mama’s Mountain Jug Band plays a mixture of back to roots music, old Hillbilly songs, Jug band gems, Hokum, Jazz, Blues, and that dash of Barbershop Harmonies.
Recently Mamas have featured at several festivals including the Fiddlers Convention in Yarra Junction, The Kelly Country Pick in Beechworth, The Foggy Mountain Festival in Kinglake and the Mornington Street Festival.
They have a regular gig at Hickinbotham winery, pulling in crowds from far and wide.
Peter Hisco and Wendy Jackson combine extensive instrumental skills with close soaring harmonies while swapping and changing on an array of stringed instruments – guitar, double bass, fiddle, mandolin, banjo and ukulele. They are a versatile and dynamic musical duo who cover a wide variety of musical styles – swing and jazz to a touch of blues; bluegrass and old timey; or Hawaiian and Motown featuring uke and double bass. It all depends on where they are playing, and who they are playing with! They’re full of energy, and have a great time while they play, which usually means others do too!
Rod and Rhonda Owen
We are a husband & wife duo from Traralgon Victoria who took up playing and singing Country music only 6 years ago.
Our love of 'traditional' Country music and especially Australian Bush Ballads sees us singing songs by Slim Dusty, Slim & Joy, Rick & Thel Carey and a host of other artists. We also sing quite a few American classics too.
We have been thrilled with the support we have received and have played at many venues around Victoria.
Late last year saw us release our debut Album 'Where Country Is' which is enjoying great success.
We are looking forward to entertaining audiences around the country in 2018.
Fiddle, mando, slide guitar, tenor banjo, guitars and vocals blend into an extraordinary Sympatico of musical energy.