|If we can go ahead with Mountaingrass this year, we will be joined by the following great acts:
Cherry Pickers (S.A)
The Cherry Pickers’ are a contemporary bluegrass band playing your favourite tunes from today and back in the day. Coupled with their love of traditional tunes and their original songs, the Cherry Pickers make for an exciting and refreshing bluegrass experience. The Cherry Pickers are: Mark Bandick – Guitar, vocals
Paul Cooper – Banjo, vocals, Rob Cooper – Dobro, vocals, Lou Evangelistis – Mandolin, vocals, Mae Napier-Traeger – Fiddle, vocals, Gage Stead – Bass, vocals
Burning Bridges (Vic.)
The Burning Bridges are a Melbourne band formed by Peter Somerville and Fran Martin that plays old-time, bluegrass, country blues, and a few reworked modern classics, drawing material from the Carter family, the Stanley brothers, the Louvin brothers, Gillian Welch and pre-war American folk tradition. Peter and Fran play with many great local musos. This year at Mountaingrass they will be joined by Mark Wardle, Graeme Fletcher, Tom Somerville and Pete Denahy.
Dave Diprose & Hillbilly Radio (Vic.)
Award winning songwriter Dave Diprose and his band Hillbilly Radio perform original tunes drawing heavily on Bluegrass traditions and Australian rural themes. A founding member of Nine Mile Creek, Dave’s driving guitar contributed to the band’s popular sound. With a growing catalogue of original tunes Dave formed Hillbilly Radio, featuring the sounds of Dobro (Pete Fidler) and Fiddle (Greg Hunt).
Paul Wookey and Monroes Mill
Paul Wookey’s first class flat picking and Gold Guitar winning vocal, Dave Hellens hard driving banjo, Aron Mclean’s double bass, Josh Grundy’s mandolin and Gold Guitar winning fiddler/ singer song-writer Pete Denahy’s fiddlin’ come together as Monroe’s Mill, Beechworth’s very own world-class bluegrass band
Pete Denahy, Montz Matsumoto, and Aron McLean
Three incredible musicians will be coming together to give you some red hot bluegrass!