“…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….driving fiddle and plonking banjo in tandem provide more conventional impetus. Elsewhere, double bass and harmonica in conjunction with a variety of percussive devices (clogging, washboard, bones and jew’s harp) help maintain momentum. Tight four-part harmony singing, with alternating male and female emphasis, adorns most tracks.” – Tony Hillier, The AUSTRALIAN – Aug ‘13
Kick yer shoes off, put yer hoe-down & hang on to yer britches!
2020 Winners – Golden Fiddle Award
2020 Golden Guitar Finalists for “Bleed Me Dry” – Bluegrass Recording
2019 Golden Guitar Finalists for “Gypsy Girl” – Bluegrass Recording
2017 Golden Guitar Finalists for “Cumberland Gap” – Bluegrass Recording
2016 Golden Guitar Finalists for “Rabbit in a Log” – Bluegrass Recording
Festival favourites, Golden Fiddle Recipients (2020) and 4 time “Bluegrass” Golden Guitar finalists, the Hillbilly Goats, exude an undeniable passion for mountain music, the instruments and the harmonies. Their mission is to strip back the layers of modern music and transport you on a journey that began centuries ago when the immigrants first settled in the Appalachian Mountains of America. These guys aren’t just a band – “they’re a show” and “Keeping it Real” is their motto!