Australia’s Stetson Family has released a double single, a pair of songs from their upcoming album due in late April. It’s meant to recall the old days when a single meant a 45 RPM vinyl release with two songs, one on either side.
The Stetsons are family only in the metaphoric, band-mate sense of the word. They aren’t actually related, and none of them are named Stetson. But they are known in the Aussie bluegrass scene for their folk-laced style and original material.
Guitarist and vocalist Nad Budge shared snippets from the two songs, and a brief description of each.
Travellin’ Man – The true story of a man who’s lived much of his life along the banks of the Murray River after being abandoned as a child……now the sky is his blanket and the moon is his light
Haunted Hills – set in the Gippsland hills with its history of strange disappearances, and no-one knows why the cattle stampede on the east side of the hill.
Both tracks are available now to radio programmers from Airplay Direct.
In addition to Nad on guitar and reso-guitar, the Stetson are John Bartholomeusz on guitar, Colin Swan on banjo, Andrew Carswell on mandolin, and Luke Richardson on bass.