Story: Folk, country and blues music

Hamilton County Bluegrass Band, 1968

The Hamilton County Bluegrass Band performs at the Poles Apart Folk Club in Auckland in 1968. The band was extremely popular in the late 1960s and early 1970s, with a number of successful albums and a regular slot on the television show The country touch. In 1968 their line-up was Dave Calder (mandolin), Len Cohen (guitar and mouth harp), Alan Rhodes (guitar), Paul Trenwith (banjo), Lindsay Bedogni (bass) and Colleen Bain (fiddle).

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Reference: Pictorial Parade 204. National Film Unit, 1968

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Chris Bourke, 'Folk, country and blues music - Folk music collection and revival, 1920s to 2010s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 19 August 2022)

Story by Chris Bourke, published 22 Oct 2014