The Greencards are a progressive bluegrass band founded in 2003 in
Austin, Texas, by Englishman Eamon McLoughlin and Australians Kym Warner
and Carol Young. They relocated in 2005 to Nashville, Tennessee. Their
albums include Movin' On (2003), Weather and Water, Viridian (2007), and
Fascination (2009). Their sound has been compared to progressive
American folk rock. Country Music Television named Weather and Water one
of the ten best bluegrass albums of 2005, and The Greencards were
invited to tour with Bob Dylan and Willie Nelson the same year.
Viridian, a critically praised album, was number one on Billboard
magazine's Bluegrass Music Chart, and was nominated for Best Country
Album by the Australian Recording Industry Association. The "Mucky the
Duck" track was nominated for Best Country Instrumental Performance at
the 50th Grammy Awards. McLoughlin left the band in December 2009, and
Carl Miner joined in May 2010. Credited with helping to expand the range
of bluegrass music, they draw from Irish folk music, Romani music, rock
'n' roll, folk balladry, and Latin American musical sources.
Read more: <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Greencards>
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Chris Watson became the first Australian Prime Minister from
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