Artist info

Genre

Roots, Rock


Sounds like

Old Crow Medicine Show, Hayseed Dixie


band members

Wishy- mandolin Daniel Sudholz- banjo Lachlan Alcorn- guitar Davin McDonald- bass Ben Clements- washboard


Influences

Bob Dylan, Bill Monroe, Old Crow Medicine Show


Bio

Taking it back to a simpler time, where the pickin’ was fast and the banjo was king, this five piece bring their raw and gritty version of bluegrass kicking and hollering into the modern day. They establish an 'old mate' affinity with their audiences while delivering a kick-you-in-the-face live show, setting the tone for a sing along, drink along, foot-stomping good time. QMDR's instrumentation of banjo, mandolin, acoustic guitar, double bass and washboard fits the bluegrass mold, but the influence of old-time mountain-music combined with rock‘n’roll sensibilities, give way to something altogether different. Revellers are no doubt drawn to QMDR's humour and anything goes attitude, but what stands out is their ability to tear into their songs with an intensity that’s rare for an acoustic band. Taking their uncommon rockgrass sound to the people, the band cut their teeth on Melbourne street corners and are steadily working their way through the pub scene and festival circuit including appearances at Falls Festival, St Kilda Festival, Blue Mountains Music Festival, Jamgrass Festival and Cygnet Folk Festival to name a few. You can just as easily see these guys on the line up for a rock festival as you can a folk festival. After catching the eye - and ears - of producer Shane Nicholson the band headed to Nash Chambers' Foggy Mountain Studios in the Hunter Valley to record their debut album 'Bloodhound Killed My Squeezebox’ last September. "I had a great time working with the boys from QMDR. Good songs and good players generally make for good records. Bluegrass with a bit of dirt under its nails and beer in its belly, like nothing else I've ever heard in Australia." - Shane Nicholson.

Review

Reviewed by Steph Hughes Steph Hughes

29 May 2012

Triple J
40

Great local thigh slappin bluegrass. Great songwriting and you guys in full flight would be great to see. One day soon!

Great local thigh slappin bluegrass. Great songwriting and you guys in full flight would be great to see. One day soon!

Review

large nick

03 Nov 2013

50

just a fabulous blend of trad and current, and players that can play.

just a fabulous blend of trad and current, and players that can play.

Review

large nick

03 Nov 2013

50

my favourite qmdr song. THese guys can play and this shows how well they can come up with a melody

my favourite qmdr song. THese guys can play and this shows how well they can come up with a melody