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Old Baby Mackerel play fast, knee-slapping bluegrass, mixing blistering solos, harmonies and raucous, over-the-top hillbilly antics that make you “yee-haw” harder than a nine pound hammer. Good old fashioned songs about whisky, murder, and railroads played at a 500 BPM with harmonies that make the Beach Boys sound like Eric Cartman.


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You can listen to some rootin' tootin' Bluegrass right now over on our Bandcamp page and even download tracks to your very own tractor radio.


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tour dates

In 2018 Old Baby Mackerel played The Northern Ireland 27th Annual Bluegrass and Appalachian Music Festival, the amazing Chai Wallahs stage at Shambala Festival, Acoustic Summer in Germany, Port Eliot, Nozstock Festival, Bimble Bandada and Broadstairs Folk Week amongst others.

2019 started with a incredible tour through Thailand including playing the main stage at Jai Thep festival, Shambhala In Your Heart festival in Chiang Mai as well as venues in Bangkok. This year is stuffed full of great festivals such as the Bluegrass festival in Willisau, Switzerland, the Festival Internacional Bandas de Sertã in Portugal, Glastonbury in the UK, Mandrea in the Italian Alps, Pflasterspektakel in Linz, Austria and the Cornish Bluegrass festival, as well as amazing venues such as The Canteen, in Bristol, The Square and Compass in Dorset, The Green Note in London and many more!

Keep an eye on our gig listings below for tour updates!

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