Award-winning, always crowd-pleasing, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and comedian Pete Denahy is fronting the band 'Wide Island' for Mountaingrass again this year.  

Wide Island are Montz Matsumoto on banjo, Hiroki Maeta on mandolin, Aron McLean on bass with special guest Daniel Watkins on guitar. 

With a swag of their original tunes plus some old classics, they will bring the songs of Australia, Kentucky and Japan to Mountaingrass in their own high lonesome way.

Wide Island is a testament to Pete's strong connection to Japan and their bluegrass music. The band name comes from a literal translation of Hiroshima, hometown of both Pete's mum and Hiroki. 

Those who saw Wide Island at Mountaingrass in 2015 or 2017 or who have travelled to Japan with Pete's music travel business know that they are in for a special treat this year with Hiroki Maeta coming to Australia. 

Here they are back in 2017 on Win TV:

Listen to the tracks on their Going Home album here

Photo: Pete with Montz, Hiroki and Aron

Pete Denahy and Wide Island

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