Hamilton County Bluegrass Band

The Hamilton County Bluegrass are quite simply the foundation on which New Zealand Bluegrass is built.

Hamilton County became overnight stars in New Zealand as the resident band on the NZBC’s The Country Touch in the late 1960s. That show’s host Tex Morton lured them to Australia where they toured for two years with the massively popular Slim Dusty.

In the middle of their stay across the Tasman they travelled to Nashville and appeared on the Grand Ole Opry, and on their return to Sydney recorded the Kersbrook Cottage LP, still a touchstone of Australian bluegrass music.
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Hamilton Country Bluegrass Band Discography

Hamilton County Bluegrass Band (Festival)1966
Live at the Poles Apart (KiwiPacific) 1968
Country Touch (KiwiPacific) 1968
Yesterday’s Gone (KiwiPacific) 1969
Fifth Season (EMI) 1970
Live at the Wynyard Tavern (EMI) 1970
For You (EMI) 1971
Kersbrook Cottage (EMI) 1972
Country Road (EMI) 1973
Hamilton County Bluegrass Band (EMI) 1976

Legends Alive (Festival) 1992 (four tunes)
Hamilton County 1968-1973 (KiwiPacific) 1993
Encore (KiwiPacific) 1996
The Very Best Of the HCBB (EMI) 2002
Highway of Legends (Rajon) 2005 (four tunes)
The Tavern Revisited (EMI) 2006
Highway of Legends 11 (Rajon) 2006 (four tunes)
Anthology (EMI/Universal) 2014


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