Multi-award-winning local family band Haystack Mountain Hermits began busking around campfires and in iconic markets around Australia on their Big Lap in 2011. They’re all related (and have the embarrassing photos to prove it) all multi-instrumentalists and all go. Between them they play resonator guitar, mandolin, double bass, accordion, washboard, ukulele, banjo, snare drum, harmonica, kazoo, xaphoon … and more! Think gypsy/skiffle/blues with a dash of country and crazy!
2018 was a huge year for the Haystack Mountain Hermits – crowned Australian National Busking Champions after winning the Toyota Busking Championships in Tamworth and the Qld Regional Busking Championships with many performances at festival stages in between. 2019 is shaping up to be just as big. Tamworth Country Music Festival welcomed them back for the Opening and Closing Concerts and many performances throughout the festival. They are looking forward to appearing in several other Festivals later in the year. The Hermits released their debut EP Going Home on Tamborine Mountain recently and were featured in ABC's new series The Recording Studio in April.
See the Haystack Mountain Hermits during Arts Ablaze Celebration Friday Evening 4th October at the Main Event