Davidson Bros at Valencia Hall

Hamish and Lachlan Davidson will perform at Valencia Creek Hall on Saturday, July 9. Photo: contributed.

THE next show at the Valencia Hall is the long-delayed concert by Australia’s premier bluegrass band, the Davidson Brothers, on Saturday, July 9 at 8pm.

Gippsland-raised National Bluegrass champions and five-time Golden Guitar Winners, the Davidson Brothers, are best known for their high powered ‘pickin’, fine vocal harmonies, classic humour and sharing their love of music with audiences.

Described as ‘simply world class’, the Davidson Brothers were recently inducted into the Australian Country Music Hall of Fame in Tamworth (2017) and have created an iconic contemporary acoustic bluegrass sound.

Mostly self-taught multi-instrumentalists, Hamish and Lachlan both became ‘in-demand’ session musicians before finishing high school.

They have collaborated with a vast range of artists including Andrew Farris (INXS), The Black Sorrows, Melinda Schneider and Lee Kernaghan.

They have toured extensively throughout Australia for the last 20 years and tours of Europe and America included representing Australia at the IBMA World of Bluegrass in the USA (2004, 2009, 2014, 2018) and headlining at the European World of Bluegrass in The Netherlands.

With eight album releases and a large catalogue of original material, the Davidson Brothers established the Australian Bluegrass Scholarship in 2011 to give back to the community and encourage the development of young acoustic musicians.

Event facilitator Garry Rose told the Gippsland Times it was the fourth time they’ve tried to organise this show.

“We’ve had to push it back a number of times due to COVID,” he said.

“It’s bring your own food and drinks, nibbles, wine or beer, whatever you want. All the funds go back into the venue.”

Bookings are $35 and can be made by calling Rose on 0439 454 428.