PLAYING with fire is dangerous, and so is bluegrass four-piece Mustered Courage’s new single.
Chuck the song on and it’s hard to stop listening.
Catchy with notes of whimsical nostalgia the band has just released their new single When We Played With Fire on their fourth studio album.
Guitarist Julian Abrahams said the band is back after a two year baby hiatus.
“We wanted to make a more organic sounding record in comparison to the last one where we went a bit crazy – we wanted to strip this one back,” he said.
“We wanted to make it as honest as we could and as true to what we sound like in a live setting.”
A euphony of banjo, acoustic guitar, mandolin, double bass and epic three part vocal harmonies the band seems to have found its footing in simplicity.
The songs on the record delve into childhood, growing up, losing friends and discovering the world, even a controversial track inspired by gun laws in America and one on cryptocurrency and bitcoin.
“It’s a bit of a stream of consciousness of all our brains combined,” Abrahams said.
”We’ve had to grow up a bit, nostalgia is a big part of that and we all feel completely different to how we felt in our teenage years.
“The one thing that’s not different is our passion for music and keeping the band alive.”
Mustered Courage are headed to Tamworth for a few gigs at the Tamworth Hotel on January 23, 24 and 25.
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