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Stetson Family is Editor's Choice on BalconyTV

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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!"

With their third album, True North, due for release in July 2015, The Stetson Family look to add to the international recognition they received in 2013 when their compilation album, O Winding River, hit mainstream charts in the U.S.A, spending time in the #1 spot on the Top 50 Bluegrass/Folk albums, Global Radio Indicator Chart, Alternate Roots Chart (#11) & Roots Music Report Chart (#43) amongst others. Lead singer/ songwriter, Nadine Budge, was also invited and performed in Nashville, Tennessee, at the Songwriter Showcase for the International Bluegrass Music Association Festival in 2012.

Here's the clip for our song Travellin' Man (the true story of a man who was abandoned by his parents as a five-year-old and lives to this day on the banks of the Murray River)

Those of you who know Melbourne will recognize that this was shot on the balcony of the Northcote Town Hall. If you haven't been to Melbourne and experienced our fantastic city and it's vibrant music scene, then get your boots on and get over there!

The band’s original, story-driven songs are infused with lush harmonies and their live performances take the audience on a toe-tappin’, thigh-slappin’ journey down life’s often joyous and sometimes crooked highway. They are regulars on the Melbourne music scene, the national festival circuit and everything in between, and their festival harmony workshops are inspiring and often culminate with participants joining them onstage.

Long-time friends Nad Budge, John Bartholomeusz and Colin Swan started playing music together in a synth-pop band during the mid 80s, supporting the likes of The Eurythmics, The Monkees and John Farnham. They eventually swapped their synths (and mullets) for proper instruments and, in 2008, teamed up with John’s childhood buddy from the valley, Andy Carswell (My Friend the Chocolate Cake), and Luke Richardson, the guy who worked in the hardware store across the road from Nad. So began The Stetson Family!

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