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Port Hillbiliies, Bluegrass and Americana Music

In 1955 Gary Elford was just a baby meanwhile Kris Brown, Justin Rogers and Steve Stern were yet to exist.

Ten years before, in late 1945 Bluegrass music was making its roots when the father of Bluegrass, Bill Munroe morphed the genre from the Old Timey music of Appalachia.

Jump forward to 1980-present and Bluegrass still has a major influence in Americana music. The Port Hillbillies have formed into a tight-knit group of friends and musicians who showcase all aspects of the genres, from the toe tapping recognizable standards to the more obscure songs. With Gary on the acoustic bass, Justin on the mandolin, Kris on the guitar and Steve on the banjo this is surely a night not to be missed.

This concert comes with the said news of Kris heading back to his ‘Old Home Place’ so this may well be your last chance to see the Port Hillbillies in their current form. Come along and make this concert a memorable send off to our awesome friend.

$10 Members $15 Non-members $5 Students with ID

For further details:
Port Hillbillies Facebook

Doors open 7.00pm Performance starts at 7.30pm, you will get a seat if you arrive close to 7 pm.
VENUE: Irish Society Hall, 29 Domain Terrace, Spreydon
The hall is situated up the long driveway, directly next to Domain Park, and there is plenty of well-lit off-street parking. DOOR SALES CASH ONLY: Tea, coffee, biscuits and cake available during the break, also bar facilities for cold refreshments throughout the night, Eftpos available for purchases only, no cash-out facility. Please remember to bring your current Folk Club membership card as this is required for new club licensing.

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$15 Non-members
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$15 Non-members
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$15 Non-members
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$20 Non-members
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$10 Members
$15 Non-members
$5 Students with ID

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Open Mic Night
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$20 Non-members
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$15 Non-members
$5 Students with ID

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