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Redlands Bluegrass Boys and Wayward Angels

Coming down from over the Queensland border we welcome back the Redlands Bluegrass Boys who have been playing together for 18 years. They have played at the festival over the years and in the tradition of good bluegrass players are still going strong. Relatively new comers to the scene, all female group the Wayward Angels, pack plenty of punches, great harmonies and tight instrumentation.
Redlands Bluegrass Boys was formed in 1998 by a group of enthusiastic acoustic musicians based at the Redlands Modern Country Music Club.

Redland Bluegrass Boys 2016 640The group includes Allen McMonagle (vocals, guitar, fiddle), Neil Wills (mandolin, guitar and vocals,) Fred Hudson (banjo and vocals),Bill Turner (guitar and vocals) and Tom Steginga (double bass and vocals)
Together they perform a range of traditional bluegrass songs and instrumentals and demonstrate the tight vocal harmonies and acoustic instrumentals solos epitomised by this style of music.
The band specialises in great vocal harmonies and they play a wide range of bluegrass influenced music. They each have been involved in many different forms of music including country, pop, country rock and Australian bush bands.
In 2016 Redlands Bluegrass Boys released their second CD with 10 tracks of their favourite bluegrass items.

wayward angels bio pic 2016 640Wayward Angels are an all female bluegrass outfit who have been impressing audiences with their sweet vocal harmonies and picking prowess since forming in 2013.
Lead vocals are shared equally between Kay Armstrong (banjo), Jody Bell (mandolin), Brenda Lee Kelly (guitar) and Anne-Marie Lawton (double bass) in a dynamic variety of bluegrass covers and originals, seasoned with a dash of old-timey, alt country and instrumental tunes.
The Girls met through a local Brisbane bluegrass jam session and decided to join together to bring a taste of bluegrass with a feminine edge to Brisbane audiences
They released their first CD in May 2016 with funding from Moreton Bay Regional Council and Arts Queensland.

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