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The Stag and Hunter have announced, Kansas blues roots rock trio Moreland & Arbuckle will be coming to the hotel early next year on their Australian Tour. Moreland & Arbuckle electrify raw Delta and Mississippi Hill country blues and folk with an unrelenting punk-rock energy washed in a hard-hitting Southern soul. Their raw and raucous live shows are legendary.

Moreland & Arbuckle

Moreland & Arbuckle

Guitarist Aaron Moreland – co-founder of the groundbreaking Kansas-based trio Moreland & Arbuckle — describes their music as “gritty blues and roots rock from the heartland.” Moreland, along with harmonicist/vocalist Dustin Arbuckle and drummer Kendall Newby, electrifyingly raw Delta and Mississippi Hill Country blues, folk, and traditional country with unrelenting punk rock energy washed in hard-hitting, Southern soul. Their songs are expertly executed with musical muscle and fifth-gear urgency. When they perform more traditional blues, they play with the same decisive command. With each of their six previous releases, the band has grown musically and lyrically, creating a signature sound while earning a large and loyal worldwide fan base. Their legendary raw and raucous live shows are played with wild abandon. The New York Post says Moreland & Arbuckle have “a raw juke joint exuberance with a dirt-under-the-fingernails garage band attack.”

‘Mean & Evil’ track two from Promised Land or Bust 

The band’s evolution continues with the group’s Alligator Records debut Promised Land Or Bust, produced by Matt Bayles (Mastodon, Botch, The Sword). From the howling cosmic opener Take Me With You (When You Go) to the stomping Mean And Evil to the plaintive Mount ComfortPromised Land Or Bust is a far-reaching musical showcase. The instantly memorable, slice-of-life songs paint scenes of double-crossed lovers, women meaner than the devil, and isolated loners beaten down by careless love. According to Moreland, “The new album is consciously traditional but still has the signature drive and power that we have crafted over the past thirteen years.”

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Further Australian tour dates are as follows:

Feb 18        Holler Roots Music Festival – Oakleigh, VIC               

Feb 19        Spotted Mallard – Brunswick, VIC             

Feb 20        Prince Bandroom – St. Kilda, VIC                

Feb 23        Black Bear Lodge – Fortitude Valley, QLD   

Feb 24        Soundlounge – Currumbin, QLD

Feb 25        The Basement – Circular Quay, NSW               

Feb 26        The Brass Monkey – Sydney, NSW