Two Oceans Trio with Tim O'Brien (USA/New Zealand/Ireland)
Bluegrass legend Tim O'Brien travelled with Gerry Paul and Trevor Hutchinson to this year's festival to show Australia what a bluegrass-gospel-Irish folk fusion sounds like. In a mixed set of jaunty country riffs and wistful folk melodies, the Two Oceans Trio had the crowd bobbing their heads and swaying in sync on their cushions. The hardest part was resisting the urge to get up and jig during this once-only sit-down performance under the Botanic Parks beautiful Morton Bay figs.
Photography by Paul Rodda