"Portland's THE FORGHORN STRINGBAND stands at the top of today's vibrant old-time music revival.... Each album finds them deeper into the tradition, more familiar with the rich resources of roots music, and more focused, but still propelled by that undercurrent of punk energy." - Art Menius. The band is Caleb Klauder, vocals & mandolin, Sammy Lind, fiddle and vocals, Nadine Landry, vocals and bass, and Reeb Willems, vocals and guitar. The music is energetic and authentic American roots music: old-time, bluegrass, Cajun, country.

You can catch up with the band at the New South Wales Bluegrass and Acoustic Country Concert on November 2nd. This will be a great evening of authentic acoustic bluegrass, country and Appalachian stringband music.

Also ppearing with the Foghorn Stringband:


Hunter & Suzy Owens are well-known to country and bluegrass music lovers for their beautiful singing, wonderful songwriting and instrumental skills. Hunter, originally from Charlottesville, Virginia, plays mandolin and guitar, Suzy plays bass and fiddle, both sing lead and harmony. Their performances are based mostly on an original repertoire, songs which speak to your heart and tell stories that are hard to forget. hunterandsuzyowens.com


The Three Jimmies - Jimmy Rush, Nigel Lever and Quentin Fraser - are all top pickers, playing a variety of instruments, but mainly featuring their skills on guitar in this lineup. Jimmy Rush has won a place in flatpicking guitar many times at the Tamworth bluegrass instrumental championships, and Quentin recently won second place in dobro at the 78th Galax Fiddlers Convention in Virginia in 2013.

Concert details:

Annandale Neighbourhood Centre

79 Johnston St, Annandale, NSW

Concert starts 7.45pm

$20 / $10 BTCMSA members.

Tea, coffee, soft drinks and delectable goodies available.

For more information, telephone (02) 9456 1090, check out our website or visit us on Facebook.

Paul Costa is appearing this Friday 25th October at the Country Music Guild of Australia located at the Pascoe Vale RSL in Victoria.

He will be supported by one of the best three piece bands around, the Dalton Gang. A great night out for a very small cost - $8 for visitors and $5 members - where else can you be entertained for so little?

Well priced meals available at the RSL, eat while you enjoy the show.

Paul has two releases form his 4th CD - check out the youtube clips.




Get the single NOW! FREE download @ originalsin.bandcamp.com

Acoustic duo, Original Sin, cook up a country flavoured, stomping-blues original set of 'bluegrass deliciousness,' mixed with a soulful revival of traditional gospel and blues, dredged up from the likes of Blind Willie Johnson and Memphis Minnie.

The pair have been said to 'transport you back to the Mississippi Delta,' with their unencumbered, wholesome performance, founded on a driving beat, vibrant melodies, sweet harmonies and spirited guitar lines.

Home-grown from the Central Coast of New South Wales, Original Sin comprises the unprocessed, honeyed vocals, of Ariel, urged on and encouraged by the tireless guitar picking and sweet harmonies of Jordan, the combination possessing a lilting honesty.

After years of pursuing solo projects, Original Sin’s eclectic talents can be heard throughout - Jordan occupies his boundless skill with a wide range of instruments and span of genres – including currently drumming with psychedelic rock outfit Bad Valley. Ariel tinkers with vastly varied musical projects and has featured in collaborations with hip hop and Folk/Rock artists.

Original Sin was born in September 2012 – a misunderstanding at the Gospel Garden Sanctuary saw the duo take to the stage for the first time – with only twenty minutes to prepare, Jordan and Ariel surprised both audiences and themselves and wordlessly understood that this was something to pursue.

Since then they have seen great success at the 2013 Tamworth Country Music Festival and countless gigs on the Central Coast.

With an invitation to perform at the Airlie Beach Music Festival in November, Original Sin will be making their presence known all the way along the North East Coast of Australia from late September.


With a young voice that seems to have travelled these parts many times before and fingers that reminis a place and time far from us, comes a sound that sways the long grass with light restrain, yet so much power, 'Original Sin is a finger-pickin’, feet stompin', hollerin' revel. '


Baylou are sister duo Victoria and Barb Baillie. Victoria Baillie was a Golden Guitar winner for Best New Talent at the 2010 Country Music Awards and has already achieved a string of successful tunes and video clips. Barb Baillie has had a successful solo career and now shares the limelight with her sister. Working together as “Baylou” they produce a powerful sound and make an exciting addition to the Australian Country Music scene.

In 2012, Baylou’s debut single ‘Target On My Heart’ went all the way to #1 on the CMC Top 30 Countdown, as well as peaking at #3 on the National Country Airplay chart. And their most recent single ‘Novocaine’ also made the Top #5 on CMC as well as being a Top #10 Country Radio single.

Baylou’s debut album Go To Hell & I Love You scored a #6 ARIA Country Chart and #2 ARIA Australian Country Artists chart result when released in March 2013. The album was also recently nominated for BEST COUNTRY ALBUM at the 2013 AIR Awards.

Go To Hell & I Love You’s latest single ‘These Lips’, was written by Barb Baillie, Victoria Baillie and hit songwriter Ira Dean, and sees Barb take lead vocals for the first time on a Baylou single.

“We are super happy with the way this song turned out on the album. We wrote it with the famous Ira Dean (from Trick Pony). Not only is he very talented he is also creative and quick witted. The track is very rootsy and swampy which is exactly how we wanted it to be portrayed. We have a lot of fun when we deliver this song live…. it’s so catchy and by the end the audience is singing along with us,” says Baylou.

Baylou won the 2012 Commercial Radio Australia New Artist To Nashville Award - an award determined by prominent Australian Country industry professionals. This meant they were given the opportunity to perform at the Australian Commercial Radio Awards last October and then represent Australian Country Music at the 2013 CMA Global Artist Party in Nashville.

And it’s that event in Nashville, along with other festival highlights, including action from Craig Campbell’s Celebrity Cornhole event during the CMA Music Festival, that feature in the track’s new music video. Campbell (currently in the Billboard Top 20 US Country Singles Chart with ‘Outta My Head’) invited the girls to perform at the event after seeing them play at the 2013 Tamworth Country Music Festival. The video also features some other special cameos. Take a look at their new video clip 'These Lips'


The Wolfe Brothers are without doubt Australian Country Music’s hottest new act! The group comprising of brothers Nick and Tom Wolfe and their childhood friends, Casey Kostiuk and Brodie Rainbird burst into the national spotlight after they appeared and finished second on Channel Seven’s prime time television series Australia’s Got Talent.

They then joined the ABC Music stable and scored a #18 debut on the ARIA Mainstream Albums Sales Chart for their debut album It’s On – the highest debut for a country album on ARIA charts for over ten years!

In fact, It’s On has remained entrenched in the ARIA Country Sales Chart since its release in January. It has been one of the highest selling albums of the year across all country releases.

The Wolfe Brothers have since gone on to score their first #1 Country Single with ‘The Girl, The Bottle, The Memory,’ topping the CMC Top 30 Countdown as well as many Country Radio station countdowns across Australia.

‘Lovin’ In The Summertime’ is a bulls-eye Wolfe Brothers Country-Rock Hit and is the Summer Party Anthem for 2014!

It is mixed and co-produced by Nashville hit-maker Luke Wooten, who produced the latest CMA Award-nominated album Home from US superstar Dierks Bentley and albums for US star Kellie Pickler.

Listen to their new single here : [MP3]http://itscountry.com.au/music/The Wolfe Brothers - 01 - Lovin In The Summertime.mp3[/MP3]

“Excellent musos, excellent songs, excellent showmanship, it’s just real Aussie Country Rock… You deserve to be on this stage,” said recording artist and Australia’s Got Talent judge Brian McFadden.


Thursday 17 Oct - Hallam Hotel, Melbourne VIC

Friday 18 Oct - Gateway Hotel, Geelong VIC

Saturday 19 Oct - Birchip BNS Ball, VIC

Friday 1 Nov - Caloundra RSL Club, QLD

Sunday 3 Nov - City Golf Club, Toowoomba QLD

Sunday 10 Nov - Longley International Hotel, Hobart TAS

Friday 15 Nov - Revesby Workers Club NSW w/ Lee Kernaghan

Saturday 16 Nov - Blacktown Workers Club w/ Lee Kernaghan

Friday 22 Nov - Mingara, Tumbi Umbi - Central Coast NSW w/ Lee Kernaghan

Saturday 23 Nov - The Cube, Campbelltown NSW w/ Lee Kernaghan

Sunday 24 Nov - Derwent Ent. Centre, Hobart TAS

Friday6 Dec - U/18 Albert Hall, Launceston TAS

Saturday 7 Dec - U/18 Hobart Uni Bar, Hobart TAS

Saturday 4 Jan - Shearwater Resort, Shearwater TAS

Saturday 11 Jan - Cattlemen’s Get Together Omeo VIC

Friday 17 Jan - Lizottes, Kincumber NSW

Saturday 18 Jan - Lizottes, Newcastle NSW

Thursday 23 Jan - Blazes Wests Leagues, Tamworth NSW