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Chris Henry & The Hardcore Grass (USA) Australian Tour at Hotel Gearin, Katoomba, Blue Mountains8:30PM
Chris Henry & The Hardcore Grass (USA)
Special Guests The Prannies
Chris Henry & The Hardcore Grass is a must-see band for all lovers of roots-based and bluegrass music!
Chris Henry grew up in the Shenandoah Valley, Virginia, USA, the son of veteran bluegrass musicians, Red and Murphy Henry. He moved to Nashville about ten years ago, and has been making quite a name for himself as one of the most highly regarded and sought-after young musicians on the American bluegrass scene. He received an International Bluegrass Music Association nomination for Song of the Year in 2011 for writing "Walking West to Memphis." He was in Shawn Camp’s band, and in the last few years he has been playing with his own band, The Hardcore Grass, and with the Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band.
Chris comes from a traditional bluegrass background and blends his appreciation for the classic sound with his own creativity to stretch out into wide open spaces that have audiences riveted to hear and see what happens next.
He impressed Australian audiences when he toured here early 2014 as a member of the Peter Rowan Bluegrass Trio. As a result of that tour, he was invited back to Australia to headline the Dorrigo Folk & Bluegrass Festival later that year.
Chris Henry & The Hardcore Grass was so well-received at the festivals that he played last year, that he has now been invited back as a headline act at the Dorrigo and MountainGrass bluegrass festivals, and the Healesville Music Festival.
This year he is touring with a new 5-piece version of his band.
“Chris Henry is the premier Monroe-style mandolinist of his generation” - International Bluegrass Music Association.
"A bright young star in the bluegrass world." - Peter Rowan
"Bluegrass visionary" - Bluegrass Today
The Prannies are an eclectic band of misfits with diverse backgrounds in rock, Irish, bluegrass, old timey and everything in between. Comprising of virtuoso fiddler (Slim Dusty’s favourite), sultry singer and all-round musical genius Mike Kerin, Blue Mountains dweller Tinker Duffy, who plays fiery accordion and sings with husky vocals, and Ged Corben who holds the band together with his powerhouse rhythm guitar and delicate slide and mandolin work. Ged has toured extensively as lead guitarist with the Lime Spiders.
Doors Open 8:30pm. Support Starts 9pm.
Tickets $20 pre-sale from KATOOMBA MUSIC, 140 Katoomba St, Katoomba, NSW 2780 (Tues-Sat. Cash Only)
Or online $21.50 (Including booking fees): www.trybooking.com/ICSG
Or $25 on the Door from 8:30pm (Unless Sold Out)