The Hillbilly Goats at Airlie Beach Music Festival 2013


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"...the Hillbilly Goats exhibit genuine passion and no lack of expertise or energy in their mission to present a taste of old-time Appalachian folk to Australian audiences." - The Weekend Australian


October is nigh... 

Well it seems like only yesterday that we were posting about our September shows but they are almost done and dusted.....

Tomorrow we leave the mountains, bound for Burketown Morning Glory Festival up in the Gulf of Carpentaria, then we head straight to Mackay for our Tuesday evening show at the Leap Hotel followed by a string of shows in Sth East Qld and Northern NSW.  Check out all the show dates below :)  Hope to catch up with y'all at 1 of our groovy venues below...

Ballina Coastal Country Music Festival will see us running all over town performing 5 shows in 2 days!!!  There'll still be time for costume changes in between we hope!  We loved this festival last year, so come ENJOY it with us...

The Mudgeeraba Muster is on all weekend on the Gold Coast from 17-19 October and we're doing 2 lead in shows on the Friday and Saturday nights before we take to the main stage on Sunday the 19th.  This will be 1 big street party so come on down and check out the utes & the music...

And THEN, to finish off an awesome month of shows, we're doing a LIVE TV Shoot for BALCONY TV @ the Jack in Cairns on Sunday 26th October... think it can't get any better????  WELL we're STOKED to announce that we're doing 2 shows with Mental as Anything at Vertigo Cocktail Bar & Lounge at the Reef Hotel Casino in Cairns on Halloween and the night after.... get your goatly ghouls on and come partay the Mental way with MENTAL AS GOATS!


SEPTEMBER is nearing... 

WOW!  What an exciting year so far!  Can you believe it's almost September?  There is still so much fun to cram into the rest of 2014 whilst planning ahead for 2015 so we've summarised September's Show Dates on a poster for you.  After that we've still got another 4 months of jam packed festival action to share with y'all.

Cairns Festival is coming up and we've got 2 exciting shows - Friday 5th September is our 4 hour show at the Grand Hotel preceded by the wonderful Carinda Christie.  This will be a great afternoon in the centre of town so come on down and say G'day!  Then there is a super special headline event of the festival known as Fields of Fire which is a tribute to cane farmers with performances by us Goats and the legendary Kevin Bennett & The Flood.  To close the evening a field of sugar cane will be ignited demonstrating harvesting methods of years gone by.  A great family fun show not to be missed!

Father's Day will see us at one of our favourite NQ venues - Yorkeys Knob Boating Club.  Make sure you book a table FAST if you'd like to share your special day with the Goats on the deck... we always perform sellout shows here, and this is a special date!  :)  Treat your Dads!

Mitchell Creek Rock and Blues Festival - well, we're stoked to be a part of this incredible weekend on the Sunshine Coast... over 150 artists, 3 days of camping in the bush and heaps more - check out their page and be sure to get your tickets fast!

Then there's Burketown Morning Glory Festival up in the Gulf!!!  We've never discovered this part of the country let alone view the amazing cloud formations known as the Morning Glory that roll in to the coast annually... this is a free event and the first of its' kind so come on out and check out this natural phenomenon! We can't wait!

Port Douglas, Innisfail and Mackay - we're coming your way too so check out all our dates below and we hope to catch up at 1 of our shows....

Bill Chambers, Robyn Ludwick & The Goats announce 2 new shows... 

Far North Hillbilly Sessions present 2 NIGHTS of STORY and SONG with Bill Chambers, Robyn Ludwick & the Hillbilly Goats.....

All the way from Texas USA, singer/songwriter Robyn Ludwick is heading to the Land Down Under to kick off some promo shows for her upcoming Australian tour around Easter 2015.  She says she's excited about her first visit to Cairns, getting to know the local musicians and taking in the unique sights around North Queensland.

Performing with the legendary Bill Chambers, these 2 create a magic together on stage with vocal harmonies and complex guitar picking..... we saw them in Tamworth and just HAD TO invite them to Nth Qld so that we could share their talents with y'all! You'll be mad to miss this show - and best of all - it's FREE!!!!!

Bill Chambers is currently in the USA touring with Robyn Ludwick, and they'll fly straight in for the Cairns Casino show before heading up to the wilderness of Black Mountain Unplugged.  After getting down with nature all weekend, Port Douglas gets to host the show at Qt Resort...  don't miss out - see you at 1 of these shows :) 

Broadbeach Country Music Fest a HUGE success! 

Those of you who follow our Facebook page are in the know that we've spent the weekend down south at the Broadbeach Country Music Festival!  It was so fantastic to see heaps of familiar faces at our shows, and to meet a whole lot of new Goat Fans over the weekend.

The festival flowed beautifully with an incredible lineup of artists and venues and we were so honoured to have been a part of it!  Thanks to everyone who came to say G'day to the Goats and to those who supported us.  It really is all about you guys and gals so THANK YOU!   YOU ROCK!!!

On our way to the festival, we couldn't help ourselves and did a Thursday night show at Lefty's Old Time Music Hall in Brisbane... this is one of our favourite venues and is a treat to perform there... it's a whiskey bar that transports you back to yesteryear - check it out if you like our music, cause every band that plays there has some connection to Old Timey Roots n Rockabilly music!  What a fantastic weekend!!!  We're still grinning from ear to ear......  see you all soon :)   Maaaaaaaaaa!

Black Mountain Unplugged.... August 8-10 

The Goats and the Roadtrippers have been busy working on this year's gathering and for everyone waiting on the lineup - here it is!  We're super excited to confirm that we've got Robyn Ludwick flying over from Texas to join Bill Chambers on a small series of shows in North Qld with the Hillbilly Goats... we caught some of their show at The Pub in Tamworth earlier this year and the magic they create together is amazing! 

Tickets are now available through the Hillbilly Goats and the Lions Den Hotel (credit card option - call 07 4060 3911), but REMEMBER, tickets are strictly limited to keep this gathering intimate.  For more info check out Black Mountain's Facebook page....  we'll be featuring all of the artists over the coming weeks. 

COMPETITION TIME! …. 10 CD’s to Giveaway…. 

Who wants to win a copy of our new “LIVE” CD???  It’s pure Elixir For Your Ears and those who have buyed and tried so far have not come back whingin’ and a-winin’ that they wants their pennies back… we’ve tested it on Goat Herds up and down the Bruce Highway and it is the most bona fide bootlegged product you’ll git yer hands on this century!

All you have to do is take a photo of yourself (or yer friends) with ANY of our merchandise that you have at home and post it to our Facebook page with a sentence explainin' why you should win.  You can see the fine photographic example below that we shot for y’all yesterday.  Make it as CRAZY and CREATIVE as possible and we’ll be randomly selecting 10 dedicated fans to sample this Elixir in your own dwellings Free of Charge!!!  It’s that simple – start now and share with yer friends if you think they’d like a shot of Elixir.  Winners announced on FB as we go…

Wintermoon Festival 

WOW!  We've done many festivals over the last 7 years, but we've found a new sacred place in Wintermoon Festival, Central Qld  :)  The people, the land, the love, the bands - what a very special weekend it was and we are honoured to have been a part of it.  One of the things we cherish most in touring are the new friends and families we make along the way.... thanks to everyone involved in weaving the magic of Wintermoon 2014 and we can't wait to make the journey back there next May.

We've got 3 more shows to go on the "Come Get Your Medicine Tour"  - Cairns and Yorkeys Knob this weekend coming up, and Cooktown the following weekend... thanks to everyone who's purchased some "Elixir" along the way!  Hope y'all like it as much as we do.  It was a fun project to record a "Live Show" of songs that we LOVE to play that didn't quite fit our Mountain Show CD's mixed with some of your favourites from our Still in the Mountains Show album.  Here's a list of the Elixir ingredients.  If you haven't yet got your medicine, you'll find it available for purchase at our shows, or through our online store.

OK - you wanna see the front of the bottle???

Stay tuned - giveaways to come!!!