It’s been an epic year of gigs and Festivals – thank you to everyone who came along to our shows, bought our music and gave us hugs! We’ve both hit the end of the year feeling very blessed, grateful for a wonderful year and looking forward to shows next year after a good rest.

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Mountaingrass 2018 – photo thanks to Ian Fisk
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Kelly Country – Photo thanks to Ian Fisk
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Spirit of Tassie!

We had a fantastic time in Tasmania in April, and with a little help from our friends some great shows.

Princess Pier, port Melbourne.
View from hilltop near Moina, Tasmania

Tasmania is astoundingly beautiful, everywhere we went was a pleasure, the food gorgeous and the folk were welcoming and kind.

Campbell Town, Tasmania.

Our first gig was to record a Live to air – with C.C. Thornley from the most splendid band The Black Swans of Trespass on Hobart’s Edge Radio 99.3 FM– on his weekly show, The Naked Folks. We are blessed to have good friends, Christina Chiavassa was kind enough to organise our mini-tour for us and we loved playing at Bright Eyes at The Brooke Street Pier – great venue and wonderful listening audience.

Snug, Tasmania

We played a great show in gorgeous Cygnet at The Red Velvet Lounge, a lovely cafe/bar/restaurant. We were so pleased to be received so warmly by the locals who hear some truly world class music at the annual Cygnet Folk Festival.

Everywhere we go I (Jen) takes photos, which began as a part of our last album, a photographic Travelogue – photos here on instagram. A incredible highlight this year was a 2500km round trip to White Cliffs in NSW for the White Cliffs Music Festival. For the first time we felt as if we were seeing Australia, the red dirt country. It was alive with wildlife. Big sky. Extraordinary.

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We staying in an amazing house that was a retired opal mine, underground. We had the penthouse suite, above ground, an eyrie….. Thank you Anne Baker for your incredible Festival! Playing our Gospel songs in the tiny stone church in Whitecliffs was extraordinary, that it was a part of a service about Elvis’ deep love and appreciation for Gospel Music featuring an Elvis Impersonator in full Vegas white jumpsuit mode was…….. Royden Donohue has the most gorgeous voice and an audible love for the King.

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Although we were only away for a week it felt like years had passed, it was a live changing experience.

A few local standout gigs, a support for our most excellent friend Teresa Dixon to launch her beautiful album “Bass Straight”, Rezza House Concerts invited us to support the amazing Western Australians Belle Harvey & Helen Townsend. We also discovered a nifty new bar in Castlemaine – The Taproom at Shedshaker Brewery, thank you to Steve Charman for his interview on his show “Open Tuning” on Main FM. It’s always a pleasure to play at our old local, Oscar’s Alehouse, with old friends The Burning Bridges and new friends Flying Home. Festival Season is always a blast and the Kelly Country Pick is a cracker – thanks Peter Hisco for another brilliant year.

Rezza House Concert with Belle Harvey & Helen Townsend

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Pack your bags we’re off to Kelly Country!

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Kelly Country Pick 2018 – Photo thanks to Ian Fisk

The Priory is a great place to stay & Beechworth is beautiful. We stayed up late and picked ’til it hurt! oh boy, did it hurt…….

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Beautiful Beechworth

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The Priory

The Guildford Banjo Jamboree is a crackerjack pick, we had a ball. Thank you Jeanette Gillespie for another fantastic year! Castlemaine is a favourite place of ours to visit.

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We played at our first Uranquinty Folk Festival this year and really enjoyed this laid back little festival. Thanks to Peter Hood! Then we traveled to Kinglake for the Foggy Mountain Music Festival. We had a great time jamming all day and night, it’s a lovely festival and we always enjoy heading to Kinglake. Thank you Mark, Brad and Sarah for all your hard work! The best part of a good Festival is staying up all night and havin’ a pick with other musicians. It has been an amazing gift meeting so many awesome players to hang out with.

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Quinty Folk Festival – fire side jams

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Foggy Mountain Music Festival

Mountaingrass is always a highlight of our year, we stayed in posher digs than we are accustomed! The weekend was a great success, a new venue for Mountaingrass meant that it had a lovely air of excitement and anticipation. The lovely gardens of May Day Hills were in full bloom, the air perfumed and  honeyed. Although it did play havoc with the sinuses it looked glorious. We were extremely lucky to receive a great live review from Listening Through the Lens – thank you to Rob Dickens and Jim Jacob for the photograph. Thanks to the Mountaingrass crew for an amazing effort – special thanks to Evan, Helen & Susan.

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Mountaingrass 2018 – Photo thanks to Jim Jacob

“They also doff their hats to traditions and they clearly know and appreciate their musical antecedents………. Her voice is melodious and his playing very accomplished, making their work look effortless as do the best performers. The harmonies are sweet and nuanced, like the A.P. Carter vocal drift to and from the microphone that they use.” – Rob Dickens – Listening Through the Lens

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The Chapel was by far our favourite venue with gorgeous acoustics

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The Linnaker Hotel was the accommodation for the nursing staff when May Day Hills was a “Lunatic Asylum”


so, another fantastic year and with a little help from our friends next year is lookin’ pretty awesome too… with plans to record again and some tasty gigs booked already!

We’re off to lovely Tasmania – but before we do we’ve got a special gig at Mountain Pickers – hope to see y’all there

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At BUg 2017 – Brisbane Unplugged Gigs – photo thanks to Lynne Brown


Mountain Pickers Association

Ferntree Gully Bowling Club – 2A Glenfern Rd , Ferntree Gully

For Table Bookings ring – 9753 5888

Members – $10  Non Members – $15 Concession – $12

Feature Act – Last Tuesday Club Night

April 24th from 7pm

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We love Tasmania, the last time we were in Tassie was for the Cygnet Folk Festival last year.

For all you Taswegian Folks a list of our upcoming shows follows. Special thanks to Christina for organising all these awesome shows for us – with a little help from our friends…….

“I’m A Stranger in This Town” original song by Slim Dime. Filmed by Peg Leg Productions.
Director of Photography – Joshua Collings. Camera A – Joshua Collings. Camera B – Tristan Pierce. Post Production – Joshua Collings.
Sound Production & Mix – Stovepipe Studios – Matt Walker & Rowan Matthews.

Live to air- with C.C. Thornley

Edge Radio 99.3 FM- The Naked Folks

Airs – Friday 27th April 6pm

 Bright Eyes – Hobart – Tasmania

Friday 27th April 6-8 pm

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Red Velvet Lounge – cygnet – Tasmania

Saturday 28th April

doors open & dinner from 6pm

to book a table phone – 6295 0730

music from 7-9:30pm

$10 at the door

Bright Eyes– Hobart – Tasmania

Sunday 29th April 4-6 pm

Live at the Wharf – ulverstone – Tasmania

The Gnomon Pavilion at the Wharf, Ulverstone, Tasmania

Friday 4th May 5:30 – 7:30pm $5 donation entry

“Jump Up Jimmy Creek” original song by Slim Dime. Filmed by Peg Leg Productions.
Director of Photography – Joshua Collings. Camera A – Joshua Collings. Camera B – Tristan Pierce. Post Production – Joshua Collings.
Sound Production & Mix – Stovepipe Studios – Matt Walker & Rowan Matthews.

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We’re in warmer climes for a few gigs in NSW & QLD – the longjohns are OFF and we have short sleeves ON! If you’re south of the big smoke check out the Illawarra Folk Club in Wollongong – we’ve got a support slot for Canberra based Humbug.

Illawarra Folk Club

City Diggers Club Wollongong82 Church St, Wollongong

with Humbug – doors open 7pm – music from 7:30pm

Members $20 | Non-Members $25 | Youth (12-16) $5 | Child (U12) free

Friday 7th July

Triple bill with The Ville Billies & Golden Whistler at nifty little watering hole Gasoline Pony, in Marrickville – they promise craft beers and boutique wines and hearty bar food  – sounds good to me!

poster thanks to Heather Davidson

Gasoline Pony

with The Ville Billies & Golden Whistler

Sunday 9th July from 5-8pm

Then north up to sunny Brisvegas to the awesome BUg – Brisbane Unplugged gigs – an acoustic institution!

BUG – Brisbane Unplugged Gigs

 New Farm Bowls Club 969 Brunswick St opposite New Farm Park

doors open 7pm – music from 7:30pm

Tuesday 11th July – Entry $10/$7 concession

Then an entire weekend of incredible music in Rappville – all the musicians will be there all weekend so there will be jams – most likely revelry and good times around the fire pit! Buses can be arranged from Casino and camping is available. Contact Jayne at The Rappville Pub for details – (02) 6661 7102.

Rappville Pub


A Whole Weekend of Wonderful Music

featuring Owl Valley Bluegrass Fri 14th & Watling & Bates Sun 16th

Sat 15th July

Hope to see you Northerners at a gig soon!

Here’s a few photos from the trip up……….

-5 degrees near Bonny Doon

Sunrise through the fog

Tarcutta NSW

Gundagai NSW

Gundagai NSW

Kiama NSW

Gundagai NSW

As always all photos and posters by Jennifer Land unless otherwise credited

Jen on instagram


Travelogue – Slim Dime released 2016

CD Baby – Travelogue on CD Baby

iTunes – Travelogue on iTunes

Bandcamp – Travelogue on Bandcamp


We’re heading to (R)Adelaide for a couple of shows in mid May – should be a hoot.  We’re teaming up with local bluegrass band – The Cherry Pickers for a night of mountain music mayhem at The Wheatsheaf Hotel on Friday 19th May.

We met The Pickers last year at The Wirrina Bluegrass and Acoustic Roots Festival and thought it might be fun to do a show together! They are an awesome group of musicians  and we’ve thoroughly enjoyed their CD “Hand Picked” that features some really excellent versions of Australian songs done in a bluegrass style.

poster thanks to Paul Cooper

We love to support and play on Community Radio whenever we can – it’s the forum that most supports the kind of music we make and it allows us to reach new people. We were very lucky to meet Andrew Bunney last year at our CD Launch and he has invited us to appear on his Radio Show – Freewheelin’ – on Three D Radio on Thursday 18th May from 9am. He’s requested some banjo so we’ll see what we can do!

We met Cheri Dean also last year at The Wirrina Bluegrass and Acoustic Roots Festival and she was kind enough to interview us on her show on 5 Triple Z out of McLaren Vale in South Australia. She has invited us to participate in a fund raising event with local musician Georgy Rochow. Silver Sands House Party – Saturday 20th May – Doors open at 6.30pm for a 7.00pm start.

Adelaide is Rad to visit – and you South Australian types can purchase our Cds at the most excellent store Mr V Music in Semaphore – worth a visit to get your top quality music fix!

see y’all there!