Folk / Americana
Back in 2003, Australians Kym Warner and Carol Young got together with British Eamon McLoughlin in Austin, Texas, where they played local bars before releasing their first album Movin On. The independent release won several local awards as well as critical acclaim. Country Music Television named their 2005 follow-up Weather and Water one of the ten best bluegrass albums of the year. The Greencards were increasingly thrust into the spotlight as Bob Dylan and Willie Nelson invited them on tour.
The Greencards third release, Viridian, earned the band their first Grammy nomination. With the addition of two new band members, fiddle whiz, Tyler Andal and guitar virtuoso, Carl Miner, the bands sound has evolved, adding elements of roots music, Irish folk, rock, gypsy and Latin American, while maintaining a distinctly Americana sound.
Fascination, the bands 2009 release, garnered their second Grammy nomination and Warner calls this their most focused work. This album was less bluegrass focused than their previous releases which the band credited to their years of touring during which they have been exposed to new music.
Their next album is scheduled for release in May 2011.