5 Things You'll Take Home From A Hillbilly Goats' Live Show

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Hillbilly Goats are a trad-folk, roots, blues band from North Queensland. Hillbilly Goats are a trad-folk, roots, blues band from North Queensland.

A night out spent with North Queensland band Hillbilly Goats offers music lovers plenty of raucous mountain roots music and old-timey blues – think trad-folk on steroids.

Festival favourites in every corner of the country who were the 2020 winners of the Golden Fiddle Award, Hillbilly Goats have also received four Golden Guitar nominations (2016, 2017, 2019, 2020).

You'll be kicking off your shoes to put yer hoe-down, hanging on to yer britches while you get jiggy with it.

The three members of Hillbilly Goats – Goat Girl, Goat Boy and Giddy Goat – combine banjo, bones, double bass, fiddle (often swapping instruments), tap-dancing, three-part harmonies and plenty of stories in-between songs.

Passionate about old-time traditional folk music, Hillbilly Goats present songs that traverse the evolution of the folk, blues, country and bluegrass.



Ahead of their appearance at Sunshine Coast's The Imperial Hotel later this month, the band share five things you'll walk away with after a Hillbilly Goat gig.

1: An ear-to-ear grin induced by the high energy delivery of old-time mountain music on steroids.

2: An education on the history of roots and old-time blues spanning from 1710 to the 1940s.

3: A visual memory of goat girls in corsets and fishnets dancing up a storm while tap-dancing and playing fiddle and double bass flatout with Goat Boy almost outshining them playing three instruments at once: drums with his feet, banjo in his hand and harmonica in his mouth!


4: An array of goat paraphernalia from badges and stickers to tea towels of each band member to show the folks at home how wild these Goats really are! True. Must be seen to be believed.

5: Last but not least, don't think you'll be going home a 'goat virgin' as apparently it only takes one goat (show)!

Hillbilly Goats play The Bunker at The Imperial Hotel (Sunshine Coast) 27 May.

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