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Mackay and Whitsunday Life

The Goats Are Coming To Town

For one night only at the Reef Gateway Hotel, Australian festival favourites The Hillbilly Goats are coming back to town.

Renowned for their big harmonies, intricate fiddle melodies and fast harmonica, these incredible musicians have been carving out their own niche at big festivals nationwide.

They are award winning specialists in Mountain Music, with their musical twist on traditional songs.

Their mission is to strip back the layers of modern music and transport you on a journey that began centuries ago when the immigrants first settled in the Appalachian Mountains of America.

The band initially covered songs from the Bluegrass genre but with research found that the genre’s history went back for hundreds of years.

“The history then started to intrigue us because there's hundreds of years of history up in Appalachia,” said The Hillbilly Goats performer Mahney.

“The Scots, Irish and then the Africans brought their banjos into the mountains.

“The rhythms, instruments and cultures create the story that we're passionate about.”

Mahney said the band are excited to come back to the Whitsundays and urges you to “Kick Yer Shoes off, Put Yer Hoe Down & Hang on to Yer Britches!”

At Reef Gateway Hotel expect to hear some of their original songs, ‘Cumberland Jack’, ‘Old Jack’s Bones’, ‘Gypsy Girls’ and more.

The Hillbilly Goats haven’t been here in a while and say the show will be non-stop, colourful, high energy and a lot of fun!

WHAT: The Hillbilly Goats
WHERE: Reef Gateway Hotel
WHEN: Friday 5 July at 6pm
TICKETS: It’s a free event!!! But booking a table is recommended

The Hillbilly Goats, Photo supplied

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