We drove from Melbourne, VIC to Shellharbour, NSW yesterday, a lovely eight hours in the hot sun. Most of the drive took us through dry grass and brown hills, and we stopped at a lovely art gallery + coffee shop for lunch. There was a breathtaking sunset just after Moss Vale, of unimaginable purple and pink (photo coming soon!) that brought us into a more tropical climate, and the type of winding road that Luke loves to drive on (kind of like a video game?), Sarah loves to sing on, and that unfortunately makes little Anh pretty car sick. Much to her relief we soon arrived at our wonderfully hospitable billet’s house by the beach. That’s right, by the beach, and they say the water is warm!!! We can’t wait to head back there for an afternoon swim later today.
We just finished playing at 97.3 ABC Illawarra, Mornings with Nick Rheinberger, and below is a pic from the studio. Looking forward to seeing Wollongongians tonight at 7:30 at the City Diggers Club. We’ll be in the Sydney area all week with a performance at the Camelot Lounge on Thursday, March 26th, a double-bill with Maia Jelavic. You can check out all Australia and New Zealand show dates on our tour page. We’ll be down here in the Southern Hemisphere right until the beginning of May.
We hear there’s a bit of a bluegrass scene north of Sydney – we’re planning to track you down to propose some jamming in the hot sun.
“Grassy Roads, Wandering Feet” is out today! The CD release show is at Hugh’s Room tonight, doors at 8pm, Andrew Collins at 8:30 pm, and we’ll be on around 9:15. You can buy a copy of the album at the show or at our store page here.
Here’s a another track off the album, it’s called Hour of the Blue Snow:
Words cannot express how excited we are. Music almost does – so tonight you can join us for a lovely evening at Hugh’s Room, in Toronto, ON. Andrew Collins and Mike Mezzatesta willing be opening up the show, then it’s CD release party time!
Then Australia on Friday…hard to believe we’ll be saying goodbye to winter. Toronto, you’ve enchanted us this winter and we are savouring every last fluffy snowflake.
We’re having a blast at Folk Alliance this year. Old friends, new friends, all day and all night jamming, making delicious food in our two slow cookers and power blender. Check out our showcase poster:
Hey guys! Sarah aka “little s” here. We’re really excited to release our second album, Grassy Roads, Wandering Feet. Luke and Sarah had a sweet time chatting with Tim Woloshyn and Bill King on Newstalk 1010 in Toronto last Saturday. You can catch the interview here.
It was January 31st, 2015 and if you skip to 45:48 you’ll find the beginning of our interview.
So! Here we go with a track off the new album, out officially on March 4th with a party at Hugh’s Room in Toronto, ON. Since we’ll be heading straight to Australia for two months just a couple days after the release, we have several preview shows in Ontario and Quebec throughout February, leading up to the official release date. What that means is that if you come to any of our February shows, you will have the opportunity to pick up a copy of the new album before its official release in stores (online)(not real stores)(yet)(unless you go the official distribution headquarters at one of our parents’ houses or the back of our van…)
Okay, without further ado! Here is our take on Black is the Colour of My True Love’s Hair:
Insprired by Anh’s trip to Europe, here’s a clip of a tune from Norway. Hovstaden is a traditional Norwegian tune taught to us by our friend Guro Kvifte Nesheim at Ethno Sweden. We taught this tune to Dan Bui (mandolin), Bach Bui (fiddle), and Ricky Mier (who didn’t make it into this video) during our stay in Boston.
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