One of country music’s hottest bands have the only festival show on Wednesday afternoon.
Bennett, Bowtell & Urquhart picked up two Golden Guitars last year, which has seen the band’s profile increase.
Kevin Bennett said he had noticed a difference for the band also known by the acronym BBU.
“A lot more people know about us, our (video) clip was on a lot, and also our ticket sales have been really good, and I think that’s a reflection of all that,” he said.
“Generally I walk down the street now, and people know me from BBU rather than The Flood.”
Lyn Bowtell described the band’s music as a mixture of bluegrass, the blues, country and folk.
“It’s just the three of us and Glen Hannah (on guitar) and I think that means you pay more attention to the harmonies, and the lyrics in the song, and the melodies are really strong,” she said.
The trio formed a few years back, for one show under the name Country Heart and Soul, and all three agreed that once they sang together, they realised they had something special with their harmonies.
“We were just going to do one show, and play some songs we’ve always loved,” Bennett added.
“And we did that,” Felicity Urquhart said, “but we found it was quite good.”
Bennett continued: “When you put three singers together, it doesn’t always mean that their blend is going to work. When we actually sang together we thought ‘hang on…”
“It was special,” Bowtell added.
Bennett described their voices as a great blend, and added that it was enjoyable to work with nice people.
The trio will go into the studio this year to record a new album, and Urquhart said they would be playing some of the new tunes at the Tamworth concert.
Their acoustic-based, harmony driven sound can be heard at the band’s show at West’s Blazes auditorium, which starts at 5pm Wednesday.
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