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The Stetson Family bids Farewell to Andy Carswell - RIP

Andy CarswellMelbourne, Australia -- The Stetson Family wrote in their latest newsletter that their mandolin player, Vale Andy Carswell, has died. They wrote, "It’s with a heavy heart that this newsletter is to let people know that our mandolin player, Andy Carswell, passed away recently. Those close to the band have known that three and a half years ago Andy was diagnosed with liver cancer. Being the humble and philosophical person he was, Andy played this very close to his chest, and, as the band, we followed his lead and kept it on the down-low. He never wanted a fuss made and he wanted to keep playing with us whenever and wherever he could. Treatment at times made this not possible, then when he was back on his feet it was as if nothing was wrong and back to the business of having fun and playing, writing songs and touring round the countryside having a ball."

The Stetson Family Heads True North with Newest Album

The Stetson Family - True NorthNashville, TN -- Australia's Americana favorites, The Stetson Family, will release their newest project on August 7. True North will be available in stores across Australia and New Zealand (distributed by MGM), online through the band's website and via e-tailers iTunes and Amazon. The disc will be serviced to radio through AirPlay Direct.

Stetson Family is Editor's Choice on BalconyTV

The Stetson Family on BalconyTVThe Stetson Family are an Australian acoustic five-piece band who respectfully tip their hats to bluegrass and folk Americana whilst free-wheeling with their own unique sound. They’re said to be “more Old Crow and Gillian than Del, Jimmy or Bill.” A few months back they were invited to do a song on Balcony TV, the daily online viral music show that features bands and musicians performing on balconies around the world. The band is excited that their balcony clip was not only published last week but was "Editor's Choice" on the international BalconyTV site. The band commented, "We're chuffed to say the least!"

The Stetson Family's New 'Double-Single'

The Stetson FamilySince their last release, The The Devil in His Sunday Best (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.

Australia's The Stetson Family Working on New Album

The Stetson FamilyYou may have noticed that The Stetson Family have been a bit thin on the ground around Melbourne-town these last couple of months. It’s not that they are finally sick of each other and hung up their boots after six years together – quite the opposite – the band has been busy writing and recording album number three so they can get back out there and hit the road again together with some new toons.

Stetson Family in Studios Recording New Album

The Stetson FamilyAustralia's Bluegrass music group, The Stetson Family is reved up and excited to be back in the studio recording their next album. For this time around, the Stetson Family is working with the mighty Colin Wynne, the man with the cheekiest grin in music, at his wonderful Thirty Mill Studios.

Australia's The Stetson Family U.S. Independent Release - "A Happy Tale"

The Stetson FamilyAustralia's Bluegrass music group, The Stetson Family, commented on their United States independent single release of "A Happy Tale" saying, "what an interesting and great year it’s been so far. Exactly a year ago Johnny and I found ourselves on a plane heading to Nashville for a whirlwind week to present O Winding River at the International Bluegrass Music Association songwriter showcase."

The Stetson Family Delivers Bluegrass "Australian Style"

The Stetson FamilyNashville, TN -- The Stetson Family brings Australia's best new Bluegrass to the States with the release of their newest disc, O Winding River. The 12 original story-driven songs, range from ballads to up-tempos. Infused with the lush harmonies that are in keeping with the roots of Bluegrass, the tracks feature fresh, progressive instrumentation and free-wheeling lyrics that resonate with subject matter both new and timeless. The CD, available now online, is a collection of the most-popular songs sourced from the band's two previous Australian releases distributed by Vitamin Records: Hey Sister Mary (2009) and The Devil in his Sunday Best (2011).

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