Happy Trails

Bands like Happy Trails don’t just happen: they take time to evolve and develop. Some describe the sound as ‘Americana’ but even that’s too narrow to fully capture the maturity of this band. It is a unique sound that has to be heard because it’s only then that you get a true sense of the energy, textures and fun that is Happy Trails. It’s a sound that emerges from a curious mix of original material, inspired by Cajun, folk and country blues, along with unique interpretations of other songs, from the bluegrass-inspired Ozark Mountain Daredevils to the more sinister tunes by Nick Cave. You’ll want to dance, stomp your foot, or join in any way you can.

Happy Trails is the sum total of its members – Al Clarke, Geoff Sandiford, Richard Bilous, Tom Fairs and Adrian Madden – who have all played in different bands over the years. And it’s from their musical backstories, their individual and occasionally shared musical ventures, along with their collective pursuit of the right sound – and a bit of fun – that the sound of Happy Trails emerges. You’ve got to hear this band.