FRI Fiddlers Green 8:30 – 9:30pm
SAT Shebeen 11:00am – 12:00pm
SAT Stage 5 3:15 – 5:15pm Saturday Night Country House Concert
SAT Shebeen 10:15 – 11:00pm CD launch
SUN Stage 2 11:00pm – 12:00am
Festival favourites & 2016/17 Golden Guitar finalists, The Hillbilly Goats, strip back the layers of modern music and transport you on a journey through roots and old time blues. The Goats aren’t just a band – they’re a show featuring stories and song combined with tap dancing, bones, big harmonies and regular instrument changes. They have won several awards and have released three studio albums specialising in Mountain Music.
Their 2016 album, ‘Down Foggy Mountain’, recorded & produced by Nash Chambers (Paul Kelly, Jimmy Barnes, Archie Roach, Kasey Chambers), reached success with two CMAA Nominations. ‘Rabbit in a Log’ was nominated for Bluegrass Song of the Year 2016, and their second single, ‘Cumberland Gap’ was nominated in the same category for the 2017 Golden Guitars.
The musical twist on traditional songs The Hillbilly Goats are renowned for with big harmonies and a heavy presence of hard fiddle and fast harmonica have seen them carving their own niche at major festivals nationwide.
Festivals the Goats have played include: Cruisin’ Country #6, Airlie Beach Music Festival, Gympie Muster, Tamworth CMF, Broadbeach CMF, Woodford Folk Fest, Illawarra Folk Fest, Black Mountain Unplugged, Agnes Waters Blues & Roots Festival and many, many more…