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Bluegrass Expedition Reunion


Sat 10 Dec 2016, 8:00pm–10:00pm
Sun 11 Dec 2016, 2:00pm–4:00pm

Where: 50Dundas, 50 Dundas Street, Dunedin, Otago

Restrictions: All Ages

Listed by: richarddingwall

Bluegrass Expedition recorded two albums in the 1970s and were regularly featured on New Zealand television. Here they get together for two special concerts in Dunedin in December.

The original band split up when their leader and banjo player George Bailey returned to the United States after a spell as senior lecturer in the biochemistry department at the University of Otago. Sadly he died in 2014. The band have recruited Canterbury banjo player Russell George to deputise. Other members of the band left town to pursue their careers and all are now retired and living in different parts of the country.

They are all excited about the reunion and have started rehearsing their old tunes. There will be a final week of intensive band practice in Dunedin before the band takes the stage at the Dunedin Folk Club’s rooms at 50 Dundas Street on December 10 at 8pm and again on December 11 for a 2pm matinee.

Bluegrass Expedition are:
- Read Hudson: Guitar and Dobro
- Russell George: Banjo
- Bruce Fergus: Bass
- Mike Pelvin: Mandolin and Guitar
- Barry Paterson: Guitar

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