Groundwater CMF is proud to welcome The Bakersfield Glee Club.
The Melbourne based band has worn a groove between inner-city venues and pubs (and a few far-flung festivals) playing barroom classics and honky tonk for audiences crying out for traditional country sounds and songs. Now counting more years together than members and releasing their third album, ‘Where My Heart Broke’ they have tapped renewed energy for the golden era of country when the genre was unmistakable. With pedal steel and fiddle soaring above the hardest driving rhythm section in town they attract the hardcore of country faithful: the two-steppers, the old-timers, the drinkers and barflies, along with their industry peers, to gigs fuelled by stripped back instrumentation and straight-up delivery of classics old and new.
The band draws together members from country and city, backgrounds ranging from bluegrass to prog-rock and involved in other projects but who all save something special for the simple pleasure of great country music. Their original work, now at the fore, still bears the hallmarks Bakersfield’s greats and spans brother-genres of western swing, hillbilly and outlaw tunes.
Listen to the barroom and hokey tonk classics of The Bakersfield Glee Club 12-14 November, 2021 at Groundwater CMF.
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