APPALACHIAN HEAVEN STRINGBAND with CAT and CLINT
CAT and CLINT
The Appalachian Heaven Stringband is well known for it’s tight, driving arrangements of tunes and songs from the southern Appalachian USA mountains. The Stringband is the precursor of Bluegrass, featuring fiddle, banjo and vocal harmonies transposed from the Celtic fiddle traditions, infused with African-American cultures, and rural sensibilities.
Appalachian mountain music played with gusto and authenticity, learnt directly from the masters during regular visits to the USA. From sensitive and driving fiddle tunes, dance tunes with curly toes, to cheeky songs and disarmingly touching ballads, Appalachian Heaven Stringband delight audiences young and young-at-heart. The band loves to be participants in community music events and share their skills and knowledge through workshops (clawhammer banjo, old time fiddle or autoharp) and open jam sessions.
CAT and CLINT
Cat & Clint Old Time Music, featuring sweet vocal harmonies, twangin’ banjo and crankin’ fiddle tunes. Predominantly traditional Old Timey from the Appalachian region of America, they mix it up with a few original songs, a touch of blues and vintage country.
Cat and Clint live in Blackwood, VIC which is fast becoming one of the Old Time and Bluegrass hotspots of Australia. They have performed together at various festivals across Australia and the U.S. including Floydfest (USA), Cygnet Folk Festival (TAS), Brunswick Music Festival (VIC), Harrietville Bluegrass Convention (VIC), Dorrigo Folk and Bluegrass Festival (NSW), Maldon Folk Festival (VIC), Newstead Live (VIC), The Blackwood Academy and Revue (VIC), Guildford Banjo Jamboree (VIC) to name a few.
Cat Moser is known for her performances with acts like Devlish Mary, The Beenies, Conundrum and The Gleaners. She plays mainly Old-Timey music but also plays Traditional Irish, Australian and Folk music. Cat has performed at festivals and venues in Australia, New Zealand, New Caledonia and U.S.A. She has won awards for her music at Port Fairy Folk Festival (VIC), The National Folk Festival (ACT) and Kapunda Celtic Festival (SA). In addition to this, she won 6th place in the Old-time Fiddle Competition at Galax Old Fiddlers Convention in Virginia in 2010. Cat has composed a number of tunes in the traditional style and has recorded 9 albums with her bands over the years.
Clint Dylan O’Gradey’s music has stemmed from Blues and Folk, playing with the likes of Aubrey Maher and Off The Wall. He is also well known for his 4 year solo residency at The Lomond Hotel in East Brunswick where he had a large following. Clint has played in bars and venues all around Melbourne including his support for Chris Smither at the Brunswick Music Festival in April 2007. He has been a prolific and well respected writer of songs for over 10 years and his solo recordings include the self titled album “Clint Dylan O’Gradey” (2004) and “Girl O’ Mine” (2007)
Cat and Clint released their debut CD in September 2010. They have just released their brand new second album “Red Mountain Wine” 2014.