Brand back to his roots

Gympie Music Muster Ambassador Adam Brand.

He is one of Australia’s best country music artists and now he is going back to where it all started.

Adam Brand is proud to be the 2021 Gympie Music Muster Ambassador and he has a special surprise for all his Muster fans, a surprise that is 23 years in the making.

Brand said he has fond memories of his first performance at the Muster on the Crow Bar stage.

“I am honoured to be the Gympie Music Muster Ambassador this year, and to celebrate it, I’m going back to where I started in 1998….The Mighty Crow Bar!

“I’m doing the curtain closing party with my brothers Cornell & Carr… the very last note, the very last drum beat, the very last Hurrah for the 40th birthday of the one and only Gympie Muster! Sunday night… loud, proud and last,“ Brand said.

“I remember being totally new, hardly anybody knew who I was and the joint was absolutely jumping.“

This year the multi-award winning artist is going back to where it all started, Brand will be rocking in front of a full-house at The Crow Bar to bring home the Muster Festival on Sunday night.

It will be his first performance at The Crow Bar since that first gig 23 years ago.

“It’s been all those years since – I can’t wait,” he said.

“I’m always excited to play the Muster, but this has just got something different about it.

“It feels like a full, complete circle.”

After 13 Muster appearances, the ‘Festival in the Forest’ holds a special place for Brand.

He said being announced as the official Muster Ambassador in its 40th year was a huge honour.

“It means a lot, it has always held such a high place in my mind and my career,” he said.

“Once I started playing at the Muster it was like, ‘now I get it.’“

“It’s a piece of Australia. You can’t go there and not have a good time.”

Joining Adam Brand at the 2021 Gympie Muster is a who’s who of Aussie music talent.

Lee Kernaghan, Kasey Chambers, Adam Brand, Troy Cassar-Daley, Graeme Connors, Don Walker, Beccy Cole, Tex Perkins & The Fat Rubber Band, Busby Marou, Adam Harvey, Shane Nicolson, The Black Sorrows, Diesel, Travis Collins, Fanny Lumsden, Casey Barnes, Felicity Urquhart, The Bushwackers, Amber Lawrence, The Wolfe Brothers, Adam Eckersley & Brooke McClymont, The Buckleys, Jasmine Rae, James Blundell, Drew McAlister, Tania Kernaghan, Warren H Williams, Andrew Swift, Hurricane Fall, The Badloves, Darlinghurst, Ash Grunwald, The Pigs, 8 Ball Aitken, Mason Rack Band, Fiona Boyes, Lloyd Spiegel, Marshall & The Fro, Raechel Whitchurch, special guest Tex Dubbo & Gympie’s very own Caitlyn Shadbolt!

The Gympie Music Muster is excited with the announcement of Adam Brand as the 2021 Ambassador and look forward to him closing our historic 40th birthday festival on Sunday night.

The amazing line-up for Sunday across all venues will certainly be something never seen before in the Amamoor State Forest with the likes of Kasey Chambers, Beccy Cole, Adam Harvey, Diesel, James Blundell & The Badloves also playing. Adam Brand’s performance at the Crow Bar will be the icing on the Gympie Muster cake.

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