Artist Spotlight: Good Corn Liquor

Good Corn Liquor is a country bluegrass inspired band who can be regularly found playing shows around the Hunter and North West. 

Coming off their booked out 2014 Tamworth Country Music Festival, Good Corn Liquor’s infectious stage show and sound have appealed to all ages with an eclectic mix of covers.

Having supported the likes of The Adam Eckersley Band and Dragon as well as a finals appearance in the 2014 Bluesfest Band Competition, Good Corn Liquor deliver a multi dynamic, feel good Bluegrass, Country and Blues sound that is guaranteed to get your toes tapping. Delivered with an original twist, their music embodies a passion for music and their fun loving style. Ahead of their first 2014 Australian Tour, this is one band you dont want to miss!

Good Corn Liquor hail from the small country town of Gunnedah, NSW. All four members attended high school together and have been playing music together for over ten years. GCL was formed at the start of 2011 incorporating country, blues and bluegrass styles. The band was originally formed as a three piece, consisting of singer/harmonica player, Stu Mckenzie, guitarist/banjo player, Ben McCauley and guitarist and singer/songwriter, Ben Murphy. At the start of 2012, Good Corn Liquor attended their first Tamworth Country Music Festival as a group busking for beer change and shortly after the festival, Nicholas Wright joined the band on Double bass, completing the quintet. The band quickly added further instrumentation of percussion, mandolin and dobro to enhance versatility during their live shows. Since then GCL have played festivals in Tamworth, Gunnedah, Newcastle and Sydney and have also appeared in a Japanese reality TV show. With the recording of their first self titled EP in late 2012 (launched at TCMF 2013) it showed what the band could do originally.

For those who’ve not seen a Good Corn Liquor show they cover a multitude of artists from Soggy Bottom Boys, Old Crow Medicine Show all the way through to bands such as Aerosmith and The White Stripes and play a bunch of great original tunes.

Find out more about the band by visiting their website or Facebook page.

Written by Newcastle Live

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