Port bands put on rocking good time at folk festival
PORT Douglas bands Lady Valiant, The Kroovs and Benny and the Clones recently rocked the Tablelands Folk Festival, the longest running event of its kind in Queensland.
The festival showcases some of the best up-and-coming and recognised folk acts from around the country.
“The calibre of talent shown every year, with a broad cross section of styles, is tremendously impressive,” Stacey said.
Lady Valiant, who will also embark on an east coast tour, are set to release their studio album
on New Year’s Eve. The seven-track effort was written as the band travelled through America’s deep south with The Kroovs.
“It has taken us over a year to finish the tracks and get into the studio,” guitarist Marty Brown said.
“We spent time in Memphis, Mississippi, Louisiana, Georgia, South Carolina (as well as) Vermont and Massachusetts – to name a few — working on the release,” Brown said.
Kroovs, formed by Stacey Brown and Seamus Lunt, were a huge hit at the recent Tablelands Folk Festival.