- This event has passed.
Black Mountain String Band + Appalachian Heaven Stringband
July 8 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Black Mountain String BandA FANTASTIC DOUBLE BILL AT OPEN STUDIO!
& FIRST TIME IN MELBOURNE FEATURING …Black Mountain String Band – Old-time, bluegrass, folk, Cajun, Tex-mex, Western Swing with support
Appalachian Heaven Stringband – Western Swing Old-timey string band
Appalachian Heaven Stringband
For the first time ever, Black Mountain String Band will be performing in Melbourne. Black Mountain String Band is a fantastic celebration of old time string band music: where three fiddles and voices harmonise with infectious rhythms of banjo, guitar and double bass.This superb group of Canberra musicians gather around a single microphone and share tunes and songs that draw from the well of old time tradition as well as timeless original material, traversing a vast musical landscape including old-timey, bluegrass, Tex-Mex, Cajun and western swing. The band is Donal Baylor, Jacqueline Bradley, Matt Nightingale and Pablo Shopen, continuing the revival of Pablo’s father’s band from the 1970’s.
For the evening, Black Mountain String Band will be joined by Melbourne’s own Appalachian Heaven Stringband who are well known for it’s tight, driving arrangements of tunes and songs from the southern Appalachian USA mountains. Appalachian mountain music is 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.
So come on down to Open Studio to be part of a fantastic double bill of string band music from Canberra and Melbourne.