George Kerferd Hotel, Mayday Hills, Beechworth

First International Act Announced – The Blue Ridge Broadcasters

We are happy to announce the first of our International Artists for Mountaingrass 2018 – The Blue Ridge Broadcasters.

Comprised of some of the most inspiring, innovative, and engaging young musicians on the old-time scene, the Blue Ridge Broadcasters perform a mix of driving fiddle tunes and traditional songs. The members of the Broadcasters have been working together for over a decade, teaching, recording, performing, and competing. They have appeared together at The Appalachian Stringband Festival in Clifftop, West Virginia, winning multiple first place prizes in the traditional band and fiddle contests.

Building on their deep reverence for Appalachian old-time music to create compellingly new sounds. They can crank out blistering fiddle tunes made to move dancers or draw out the mystery from a crooked, haunting melody. They can tease out the funkiness from a country blues. They can blend their voices into sweet harmonies, breathing new life into old songs. Building on a decade of making music together at fiddler’s conventions, in bands, and on the road, the Broadcasters have combined their skills as multi-instrumentalists to share their love and knowledge of old-time music of the American South and the people and places behind it.