|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...
Guest Artist - 3rd March
| The next club social for Redlands Modern Country Music Club will be held on Saturday
3rd March 2018 starting at 5pm. At this event the club will welcome entertainer and
Bush Balladeer Kalestri Butler.
Born and raised on a cattle station in Queensland’s Gulf of Carpentaria, Kalesti was just
three when she made her stage debut at Charters Towers Country Music Festival. Since
that time her music accolades include the 2011 Australian Bush Balladeer Star Quest in
Tamworth, 2011, new talent trophy at the Gidgee Coal Bush Ballad Awards, 2012 New
Talent at the Stan Coster Memorial Australian Bush Ballad Awards and winning the
2013 APRA Tamworth Songwriters Association New Songwriter Award. Her musical
influences include legends such as Slim Dusty, Sara Storer, Tom T Hall, Charlie Pride,
Dolly Parton, Patsy Cline to name a few. She was a graduate of the 2011 CMAA
Academy Of Country Music and now her second album “Airborne” has been released at
2018 Tamworth Country Music Festival and will be on sale at the concert. We are all
looking forward to hearing Kalestri perform.
The venue for the social is Redlands Modern Country Music Clubhouse, Pinklands
Sports Reserve, 226 Cleveland Redland Bay Road, Thornlands. It is a semi-outdoor
venue but we do suggest you bring a chair and insect repellent.
As well as Kalestri Butler appearing, members of the Redlands Modern Country Music
Club will be on stage throughout the evening offering a variety of country music
entertainment. Many of club members are very experienced entertainers and you are
guaranteed a lively night of music. The venue has a very relaxed atmosphere where
visiting artists are invited to perform and members of the public are most welcome to
Admission is $4 for members and $5 for visitors. A barbeque meal will be available and
our licensed bar will be operating. Free tea and coffee is available throughout the night
and a free country style supper will be served at 8:30pm.
If you would like more information on this event, please visit our website at
www.redlandscountry.asn.au or call Allen on 0413877756.
|Where to find us|
|Redlands Modern Country Music Club is located at Pinklands Reserve on Cleveland - Redland Bay Road, Thornlands|