& The Yahoos - some of the hottest bluegrass pickers in WA - including
former members of the Sensitive New Age Cowpersons -
Ian Simpson, John Reed, and Fred Kuhnl (and also Norm Leslie and Reuben
bring a self-styled vibrancy to the diverse music they whip together -
bluegrass, country blues, and anything else that seems expressive and
from the Appalachian mountains to the Chinese grasslands –
these are true roots musicians at their best - with songs guaranteed to
make you smile!
This has been
a great year for Ian Simpson and Jane Germain,
starting with the 2011 WA Country Music Vocal Group or Duo win (for the
third year running!),
and Ian winning a Gold Guitar at the Tamworth Country Music Festival for Instrumental Of the Year with the tune Dixie Breakdown,
(taken from the album, The Banjo - and album he recorded with John Kane (The Flying Emus))
Jane Germain & The Yahoos are heading off to Victoria in March, where they have been invited to perform at the Port Fairy Folk Festival !
a great year for Ian and Jane also,
starting with the 2010 WA Country Music Vocal Group or Duo win,
the release of their highly acclaimed album Lonesome
a WAMI nomination for Best Country Band (for The Yahoos)
and an appointment to perform as a part of Australia’s Cultural
Program at the World Expo in China.