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Nov
20
The Greencards @ Robert Earl Keen East Coast Tour

Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Nov
18
The Greencards @ Robert Earl Keen East Coast Tour

Charlotte, North Carolina, USA

Charlotte, North Carolina, USA

Nov
16
The Greencards @ Robert Earl Keen East Coast Tour

Augusta, Georgia, USA

Augusta, Georgia, USA

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The Greencards "Movin' On" - Don't panic! If you are a fan of this great acoustic combo you should know "Movin' On" is just the name of their debut release. And it is a great CD, too, unquestionably one of the best acoustic albums of the entire year! Yep, it is that good. - Bill Groll


Together these three have enough talent to impress any crowd,and as their debut recording,Movin' On, demonstrates, they aren't shy about proving it. They blend traditional and contemporary folk,flavoring it with a dash of Celtic fiddle, a dab of newgrass, and some intricate yet never flashy interplay.
Movin' On is a heck of a debut, promising enough to make a strong case that the government should allow these Greencards permanent resident status. - Jim Caligiuri


Their local debut, Movin’ On, crosses the uniquely American genre with winds gusting across from the British Isles. Not bad for a couple of Australians and an Englishman who formed the group 18 months ago after coming to the U.S. The powerhouse vocals of bassist Carol Young set the Greencards apart, as when her keening vocals lend Gillian Welch’s "Caleb Meyer" proper murder ballad aplomb. - Margaret Moser


The crackly, mono beginning to the opening instrumental track of The Greencards' debut album may sound like an historic recording from the Smithsonian archive but we are bought rapidly up-to-date when the mandolin entry heralds a rich stereo sound, brimming with colourful instrumental fills that decorate the crisp, virtuosic lead playing. This clever device emphasises how The Greencards' contemporary sound has it's roots frimly set in traditional bluegrass but is not hampered by the inflexibility of the purist.
One would expect musicians with such an instictive understanding of the music to be bought up in the bluegrass heartland but the fact that the band is named after the foreign nationals' work permit gives a clue about the Austin-based trio's non-US origins.
Bass player Carol Young and mandolin whiz Kym Warner have an impressive track record in their native Australia, while Eamon McLouglin has performed with some well known names in the US but is originally from London, where he studied classical violin at the Royal School of Music.
All three share vocals and there are some fine harmonies but i would have liked to have heard more of Carol Young's attactive, clear tones on lead. There is also some fine support from Jedd Hughes on guitar and harmony vocals,Pat Flynn on guitar, Kenny Malone on drums and percussion, and Harry Stinson on harmony vocals.
There are two versions of recent compositions: Gillian Welchs' distictive Caleb Meyer and Robert Earl Keen's Love's A Word I Never Throw Around.
The Greencards will probably be compared to Nickel Creek, as both bands consist of trios with similar instrumentation, but The Greencards' sound is far closer to that of Alsion Krauss and Union Station. They are already proficient enough to be mentioned alongside such august company and i am sure they still have alot to offer as they mature together as a band. (www.thegreencards.com ) - Country Music People UK ****


Their local debut, Movin’ On, crosses the uniquely American genre with winds gusting across from the British Isles. Not bad for a couple of Australians and an Englishman who formed the group 18 months ago after coming to the U.S. The powerhouse vocals of bassist Carol Young set the Greencards apart, as when her keening vocals lend Gillian Welch’s "Caleb Meyer" proper murder ballad aplomb. - Margaret Moser


Discography

Movin’ On - Released November 4th, 2003
Recorded in Nashville at The Sound Emporium
Engineered by David Sinko
Produced by The Greencards
go to www.thegreencards.com for song samples

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Bio

'THE GREENCARDS PLAY AND SING BLUEGRASS MUSIC...THEIR ALBUM MOVIN' ON IS THE BEST BLUEGRASS I'VE HEARD IN 20 YEARS"- Robert Earl Keen.

"FROM THE SWEET SOUNDS ON 'VICTIM TO THE TOMB' TO THE HOT PICKIN' ON 'SMALL TOTS', MOVIN' ON FROM THE GREENCARDS IS ONE OF MY FAVORITE ALBUMS"- Kasey Chambers

"IF YOU LIKE NICKEL CREEK AND THE DIXIE CHICKS - BANDS THAT CAN REALLY PLAY AND SING, THEN YOU'LL LOVE THE GREENCARDS."
-Kevin Connor, KGSR Radio

"GREAT NAME. EVEN BETTER BAND AND DEBUT ALBUM...SIMPLY EXCELLENT MUSIC."
- Bluegrass Unlimited

* NAMED "BEST NEW BAND" AT THE AUSTIN MUSIC AWARDS 2004.

* REACHED #5 ON THE AMERICANA CHART IN APRIL 2004.

* NOMINATED FOR "BEST NEW EMERGING ARTIST" AT THE AMERICANA MUSIC AWARDS 2004.

Carol Young - Coffs Harbour, Australia

- Recorded two #1 singles in Australia, "True Blue Fool" and "Part of the Past", 2000
- Australian Independent Country Artist of the Year, 2000.
- Nominations for "Best Female Vocalist" and "Best New Talent" by the CMA of Australia

Kym Warner - Adelaide, Australia

- Began career fiddling at age 10 before switching to mandolin at 14
- Won 4 consecutive Australian National Bluegrass Mandolin Championships, 1994-1997
- Received scholarship to acclaimed Bluegrass program at South Plains College (Levelland, Texas)
- Nominated "Instrumental of the Year" for "Mando on the Mainland", 1999
- Recorded live DVD with Rodney Crowell
- Toured and recorded with Australia's Kasey Chambers

Eamon McLoughlin - South London, Great Britain

- First played professionally at the age of 13
- Classically trained at the Royal School of Music, London
- Inspired songwriting continues to expand the role of the fiddle while honoring bluegrass tradition
- Toured, played and recorded with Ray Wylie Hubbard, Kelly Willis, Bruce Robison, the Austin Lounge Lizards, Alejandro Escoveda, Caroline Herring and the Two High String Band