Mustered Courage breathe new life into the bluegrass, country and folk scene with a diverse sound that appeals to both traditionalists and newcomers alike. The Melbourne based quartet that Music Australia Guide describes as “the link between Bill Monroe and Mumford & Sons” has risen to the top of Australia’s folk and roots scene on the strength of their energetic live shows and albums that have won them glowing reviews, loads of radio support and a trophy at the 2015 CMAA Golden Guitar Awards for Instrumental of the Year – “Candle Creek.”
After a heavy touring schedule of headlining club dates and festival appearances in Australia, these down-home pickers set their sites on the United States where they were invited by the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) to perform at the IBMA’s weeklong 2014 World of Bluegrass conference and festival.
This invitation turned into a full-blown tour that included 60 shows in 70 days across 43 U.S. states. Like the Avett Brothers and Old Crow Medicine Show, Mustered Courage bridge the gap between traditional bluegrass and modern roots music. They are a band on the rise that, as Rhythms contends, is “guaranteed to soon be on to bigger things.”