Ham Jam House -Concert

Mustered Courage

Mustered Courage will play a fine acoustic concert on Friday, September 27th, at 7:00 PM.

Melbourne, Australia -- Mixing old-school bluegrass with modern roots music, Mustered Courage rose to the top of Australia's folk scene in 2011, thanks to a self-titled debut album that won the band a string of warm reviews, plenty of radio support and a trophy at the 2012 Music Oz Awards. After playing every major Australian festival in 2012, these down-home pickers from Down Under are in the middle of their biggest year to date -- a year that recently saw the release of their second album,"Powerlines".

Co-founders Nick Keeling and Julian Abrahams moved to Melbourne in 2009, where they performed with a hip-hop band before deciding to funnel their love of rhythmic, rapid-fire music into a very different sound. Nick's uncle had been a member of the Geezinslaw Brothers, a rootsy group that opened for Elvis and performed on The Johnny Carson Show during the 1960s. Updating that sound for a modern audience, Nick and Julian formed Mustered Courage, rounding out the band's ranks with mandolin player Paddy Montgomery and former Woohoo Revue member Josh Bridges. A blend of three-part harmonies, fiery instrumentals and speedy flat-picking helped showcase the band's bluegrass chops, while a diverse set of influences -- everything from jazz to rock & roll -- set them apart from the rest of the pack.

Produced by Aria Award-winning producer Jimi Maroudas (The Living End, Eskimo Joe, Kimbra), "Powerlines" finds the band fine-tuning a diverse sound that one publication recently described as "the link between Bill Monroe and Mumford & Sons". To support its release, the boys are doing what they've always done -- hitting the road, where they've been firing double barrels of virtuosic bluegrass and vocally-driven folk for years.

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Doors open at 7:00 and the concert is 8:00 to 10:00.
$15 suggested admission donation

BYOB and hors d'oeuvres are welcome!