Slim Dime

Where: Bright Eyes, Stall 21, Brook St Pier, Franklin Wharf, Hobart CBD, Tasmania

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: slimdime

Slim Dime are an acoustic duo featuring old-time mountain sounds, seamless harmonies and some mighty-fine pickin’. They make music that sounds as though it’s always existed somewhere on a mountaintop.

Their material is both original songs and traditional songs made new. They reference the old time and bluegrass repertoire and write original compositions with mesmerising story telling and precise musicianship with a broad emotional range. It’s music that makes you lean in and listen.

"This is music for the literate Hillbilly." - CD Baby

"They also doff their hats to traditions and they clearly know and appreciate their musical antecedents…Her voice is melodious and his playing very accomplished, making their work look effortless as do the best performers. The harmonies are sweet and nuanced, like the A.P. Carter vocal drift to and from the microphone that they use."

Live Review Mountaingrass 2018 – Listening Through the Lens

"Slim Dime is a set of contradictions. It’s a 21st-century urban Australian hip duo whose musical choices are anachronistic & old-fashioned. Its instrumental work is simple yet produces alarmingly brilliant flashes. Sure, Jen & Chris have chemistry on stage but it’s reined in tight-until suddenly, passionately, it’s not. Contradictions.

There’s a line Slim Dime tread when performing the sentimental and simplistic songs of the old-time repertoire; too straight and it would be cloying, too hip and it would be disrespectful. To make their live performances perfect would require only an audio overlay of the crackle, scratch, and clicks from an old 78 record. Or, you could do it in your head as you watch."

Australian Bluegrass Legend – Leonard Cohen – 2017

"The arrangements and performances are utterly engaging and, because of the nature of the material, altogether timeless." - Leicester Bangs

"Slim Dime treat songs with utmost respect, and the listener is the beneficiary." - Jolene, Country Music Blog

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