|The Redlands Bluegrass Boys was formed in 1998 by a group of enthusiastic acoustic musicians based at the Redlands Modern Country Music Club.|
The group includes Redlands musicians Allen McMonagle (vocals, guitar, fiddle), Neil Wills (mandolin, guitar and vocals), Fred Hudson (banjo and vocals), Bill Turner (guitar and vocals) and Tom Stekinga (double bass and vocals). Together they perform a range of traditional bluegrass songs and instrumentals and demonstrate the tight vocal harmonies and acoustic instrumentals solos epitomised by this style of music.
Bluegrass music as a style began in the 1940s in Kentucky, USA. It was initially developed by the late Bill Monroe and became popular through its unique use of blended harmonies with and hard-driving acoustic instrumentals. It became popular through radio programs such as the Grand Ole Opry and was later to influence many of the 1960s emerging popand rock artists such as Chuck Berry, the Everley Brothers and even the Beatles. A very popular early bluegrass track was the Ballad of Jed Clampett, recorded by Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs as the theme song for the Beverly Hillbillys television show in the 1960s.
Redlands Bluegrass Boys have been an integral part in the organising and running of the annual Redlands Bluegrass Convention at Kindilan Convention Centre each July.
The band specialises in great vocal harmonies and they play a wide range of bluegrass influenced music and between them have been involved in many different forms of music including country, country rock and Australian bush bands.
Check us out at http://redlandbluegrassboys.com
Redlands Bluegrass Boys - Demo mp3
Guest Artist this month is...
Mama Juju & The Jam Tarts
Guest Artist - 4th November
Mama Juju & The Jam Tarts
Mama Juju & The Jam Tarts embrace their inner girl power with quirky songs, big personalities and sweet harmonies. They easily slide across musical genres from folk to country, jazz, rock and blues. So, a Mama Juju & The Jam Tarts concert is like a box of chocolates- you never quite know what you are going to get next. But it is more than likely they will wear their boots for some scooting and play at least one Johnny Cash song for this event. Brought together by their mutual IAS (Instrument Acquisition Syndrome), the Tarts share and play quite a collection of instruments between them, including -guitars, ukuleles, bass, flute, glockenspiel, piccolo, harmonica, spoons and other kitchen utensils, washboard, lagerphone and cajon. Laugh at their silly songs, sing along to their clever covers of songs you know and love, or dance the night away! Mama Juju & The Jam Tarts know how to entertain and always create a fun, upbeat vibe whenever they hit the stage.
"Thanks so much for coming to perform for us at Neurum Creek Festival. You were perfect - fun, talented and really got the audience going."- Angela Kitzelman Festival Organiser
"Well done ladies - you completely stole the show at the Coast Acoustics Festival - best act by far"- Gary Brady
"Thanks Mama Juju & the Jam Tarts. Fabulous night at the Buses and Beats event last night. Had the best time. You really kept the grin on our faces all night."- Donna Smithers
You will also see on the night all of your favorite local artists performing and of course there will be food and drinks for sale as usual and free tea and coffee through out the evening. We will also provide a very yummy supper!
Show starts at 5pm at the Redlands Modern Country Music Club House.
Pinklands Reserve on Cleveland - Redland Bay Road, Thornlands
|Where to find us|
|Redlands Modern Country Music Club is located at Pinklands Reserve on Cleveland - Redland Bay Road, Thornlands|