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The Greencards give bluegrass a twist
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Members of The Greencards are Australians Kym Warner, from left, and Carol Young along with Eamon McLoughlin from the UK.

The Greencards

When: 8 p.m. Saturday and 7 p.m. Sunday
Where: The Crimson Moon, 24 N. Park St., Dahlonega
How much: $30 advance, $35 day of show

Every so often, a Grammy-nominated band pulls through town, and music fans should stop and take a listen.

In this case, it is The Greencards, a couple of Australians and a violinist from the United Kingdom who forged a bond while living in the music town of Austin, Texas. The trio, nominated for a Grammy last year for its Best Country Instrumental Performance, will be performing two nights at The Crimson Moon in Dahlonega.

The band plays bluegrass in a modern-day style, with fiddles that rock out with guitars and then slow it down for a ballad or two.

Bandmember Kym Warner, who plays multiple stringed instruments for the band, said earlier this year in an interview with The Times that because all the members are not from Appalachia, it allows them to put their own spin on mountain music.

“We’re not from the Appalachian mountains or Kentucky, so when it comes to being creative, it wouldn’t be natural to be that way,” he said.

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