It seems when I announced our Australian Grammys hopefuls, I missed one. I actually hadn’t heard of The Greencards, featuring Aussies Carol Young and Kym Warner, but they’ve been releasing critically acclaimed albums in the states for years.
The locals are up for their second successive Grammy Award in the Best Country Instrumental category. Their track “The Crystal Merchant” is up against tunes from Alison Brown, Sarah Jarosz, and Steve Wariner.
“We just can’t believe we’ve been nominated for a Grammy again this year. We honestly thought our 2008 nomination was a once in a lifetime moment … we’re very humbled by the whole thing,” Kym Warner said in a statement.
Whether they win or lose at tonight’s awards ceremony, we’ll welcome them back to Oz with open arms later this year. They’re scheduled to play the Port Fairy Folk festival in March and the East Coast Blues and Roots Festival in April before heading back to the States for Merlefest.
“We’ve been very keen to play Port Fairy Folk Festival for a long time, and it’s finally going to happen in March. And being invited back to play Byron Bay’s Blues & Roots Festival, truly one of the great festivals in the world, is just the cream on top! I can’t wait to play our music to Australian audiences, and get my hands on a cold Carlton Draught and a meat pie!”
Here are The Greencards local dates. Make sure you see this exciting country act at home while you can!
6-8 March 2010 – Port Fairy Folk Festival, VIC
2 & 3 April 2010 – Byron Bay Blues & Roots Festival, NSW
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