THE BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTERS Tickets
6:00pm, Thu 8 November, 2018
Spotted Mallard, MELBOURNE, VIC
Start with some of the most hard-driving and blue ribbon winning musicians, combine a love of tradition with a desire to create fresh, meaningful old-time music, and you get the Blue Ridge Broadcasters.
The Blue Ridge Broadcasters have worked together for over a decade, teaching, recording, performing, and competing. They have performed at The Appalachian Stringband Festival in Clifftop, West Virginia, winning multiple first place prizes in the traditional band and fiddle contests. The Broadcasters build on their deep reverence for Appalachian old-time music to create compellingly new sounds. They can crank out blistering fiddle tunes and draw out the mystery from a crooked, haunting melody. They can tease out the funkiness from a country blues. They can blend their voices into sweet harmonies, breathing new life into old songs. They have combined their skills as multi-instrumentalists to share their love and knowledge of old-time music of the American South and the people and places behind it.
6.00 pm doors open; support act at 8.30 pm; main act at 9.30 pm