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The Stetson Family's New 'Double-Single'

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The Stetson FamilySince their last release, The Devil in His Sunday Bestt (described by Rhythms Magazine as “a landmark Australian roots album”), The Stetson Family haven’t been resting on their laurels - far from it! In 2013 they released a compilation, O Winding River, in the USA which achieved chart success (even spending a day at #1 as the most downloaded album across nearly 900 US radio stations) and gained international recognition in the UK and Europe.

Now they are excited to release a ‘double-single’, Haunted Hills and Travellin’ Man from their upcoming album (due early 2015). To celebrate, The Stetson Family will be playing a month of Sunday arvos from 4-6pm at The Yarra Hotel - every punter and Melbourne muso‘s favourite live music venue!

The Devil in his Sunday Best"Haunted Hills" - set in the spooky Gippsland hills where there’s strange disappearances and no-one knows why the cattle stampede on the east side of the hill...

"Travellin’ Man" - based on a true story of a man whose lived his lonely life along the banks of the Murray with only the sky as his blanket and the moon as his light...

Melbourne, Australia’s band of knockabouts, The Stetson Family, are at the forefront of Australia’s progressive bluegrass scene. Their songs dig deep into the roots of bluegrass, folk and alt-country to deliver a fresh twist on a timeless sound.

The Stetson’s first release, 2008’s Hey Sister Mary Where’d You Get That Gun gained recognition by being included in some of the year’s ‘Best of Lists’ including #1 Best Roots/ Alt-Country Album on BayFm’s Mystery Train. Some of their music was also picked up by SBS/Renegade Productions and used in the documentary ‘Last Chance Saloon’. Their follow-up album, The Devil in His Sunday Best was described by Rhythms Magazine as “A landmark Australian roots album for 2011.”

Mel In 2012, they were invited by the International Bluegrass Music Association to take part in World of Bluegrass 2012, in Nashville, Tennessee, with their song ‘O’ Winding River’ being chosen as one of 10 songs to be showcased. The song was also included on the ABC’s Favourites of 2012. The band were finalists in two categories, Best Group and Best Bluegrass Song at the 2012 Victorian & National Country Music Awards.

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