The Federal String Band

Yes, that’s right folks. These guys will be guests at Wellyfest in 2014…

The Federal String Band cropped 1a please credit Warren Watson

The Federal String Band (Frank John, Erin Manu, Cameron ‘Dusty’ Burnell and Andrew Bicknell) feature tight three part harmonies and sing a unique range of styles, from railroad hollers and gravelly delta blues to country, gospel and the high lonesome sound typical of bluegrass music.

They play a combination of acoustic stringed instruments and bring together a delightful collection of their favourite old and new Americana songs, from the traditional to the alternative. Their sound is heavily influenced by traditional American roots music. They perform in the styles of high energy bluegrass, lonesome blues, heartfelt ballads and country-swing, including rousing standards and their own compositions.

– Photo Warren Watson.