Narrows Park, Hamilton, 1-3 February 2019
All four sing, three write original material, and they are all masters of their instruments. They’re great festival guests – the life of the party at any jam session, a delight to watch on stage, and generally excellent to have around.
We’re talking about Nine Mile Creek the Melbourne bluegrass band, who are another international headline act coming for Kiwigrass 2019.
Formed up in 2013, Nine Mile Creek play traditional and original bluegrass. Not only are they talented musicians and performers, but they are also strong contributors to the bluegrass scene in Victoria, having had roles in organising multiple bluegrass festivals and bluegrass clubs. Kiwigrass is very excited to be hosting them on their first ever visit to New Zealand.
Australian bluegrass royalty Bluegrass Parkway are set to appear at Kiwigrass 2019, putting the event on to the international calendar. This is no hereditary title, it is a hard earned-accolade given after 30 years hard work, making them the longest continuously performing bluegrass band in Australia.
This is a band that plays classic bluegrass with an authenticity and skill that makes Bill Munro smile in his grave.
Like the classic bluegrass band they dress proper, and play around a single on-stage microphone, as was the norm for the pioneers of the genre during the 1940s.
They are frequent presenters of harmony workshops, as their skill in this area is beyond compare, and each band member is a skilled harmony singer and teacher. The Band features Paul Duff on mandolin, Maria Duff on bass, Wayne Perry on guitar, Mick O’Neill on banjo and Donal Baylor on fiddle.
The best ever Boston bluegrass band are coming back to New Zealand to headline Kiwigrass 2019.
The Lonely Heartstring Band wowed New Zealand last year at the Auckland Folk Festival and their sell out New Zealand tour.
With stage presence and skill left audiences hungry for more, now they are coming back with songs from a brand new album.
Not only that, these approachable, Berklee School of Music graduates will also be leading workshops at Kiwigrass to help local musicians.