Artist feature

The Hillbilly Goats

Kick yer shoes off, put yer hoe-down & hang on to yer britches!

With their undeniable passion for Mountain Music, the instruments and the harmonies, their recordings paint a picture of traditional songs from 1710 through to the 1940s with a high energy, modern & quirky edge. Featuring Banjo, Bones, Mandolin, Double Bass, Guitars, Fiddle, Dobro, Harmonica, Percussion, Tap Dancing, 4-part Harmonies and more, there is a tale told of the history of Mountain Music’s evolution into Blues, Country, Bluegrass and Rock n Roll.

Their album reviews in the Weekend Australian and several music magazines not only rave about their recordings, but their stage presence has been labelled more driving and energetic than the less traditional shows seen on main stages of Australian country festivals. (Alex Turnbull, Capital News).

About the Goats

The Goats started playing the odd local festival in 2007 gaining a taste for the big stage. Recent times have seen the calibre and amount of festivals increase, with them now performing an average of 20 festivals a year, playing alongside Kasey Chambers, Mental as Anything, James Reyne, Bill Chambers, Adam Brand, Sunny Cowgirls and more.

Albums

Old Jack’s Bones – 2018
Down Foggy Mountain – 2016
Elixir for your ears (live album) - 2013
Still in the Mountains Show – 2013
Out of the Mountains Show – 2012

Awards

2020 Winners - Golden Fiddle Award
2020 Golden Guitar Finalists for "Bleed Me Dry"
2019 Golden Guitar Finalists for "Gypsy Girl"
2017 Golden Guitar Finalists for "Cumberland Gap"
2016 Golden Guitar Finalists for "Rabbit in a Log"