The Greencards Come to the Southgate House in Newport, KY on 12/3/09

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The Greencards

The Greencards
The Southgate House
24 E. Third Street
Newport, KY
Thurs, November 3rd
Showtime: 8 PM Doors / 9 PM Show
Tickets: $12 adv / $15 door

With two Australians and an Englishman, The Greencards are probably the least likely Austin-formed/Nashville-based band you’ve ever heard. The critically acclaimed band’s love and respect for country, Americana, blues and bluegrass brought them together in 2003 and–now signed to Sugar Hill Records–the trio released their fourth album Fascination earlier this year. They’ve already toured with Bob Dylan and Willie Nelson, earned the Americana Music Award in 2006 for “Emerging Artist of the Year” and in 2008 landed a Grammy nomination (“Best Country Instrumental Performance” for Viridian). Their urge to challenge themselves, to test the limits of any established genre has guided The Greencards–singer/bassist Carol Young, string-instrument master Kym Warner (Australia), and violinist/violist Eamon McLoughlin from the U.K–on their first three albums. Fascination is the band’s most daring accomplishment to date.