Release: The Kampot Sessions

These tracks were recorded in late 2011 and due to the way things go, we are just getting around to releasing them. We had a blast in Kampot, a great little town near the coast of Cambodia full of amazing musicians, artists and music lovers.

While you can download the tunes for free, consider giving a couple bucks or more. It will be put to great use.

All the funds we receive from the sale of these tunes go directly to support the scholarship program of Empowering Youth Cambodia(EYC). EYC is a great organization that fosters the growth and development of the next generation of leaders in Cambodia. Learn more at

Long Time No See

So yeah, no posts, no updates. One might think that also means: no music, no gigs. You’d be sorely mistaken my friends. We had a fun spring and early summer (those seasons don’t exist in Cambodia, I’m just showing my northern hemisphere bias). We played around our favorite spots in Phnom Penh as well as some new favorite spots down in Kampot. What we did not do is update this space. Shame on us. But now we’re back and getting gigs lined up in the calendar, we have new members of the band, we have plans to tour, release some recordings, and just general acoustic merriment.  More information later on everything.

Now here’s a blast from the past. Watch, listen, tap your feet. From our Tuk Tuk Session.

We’ll be back in action on October 27th at Equinox in Phnom Penh!



Gigs this weekend (March 30th & 31st)

We are pumped to be playing two gigs this weekend!

This Friday the 30th we will be playing at a fundraiser for the 10th anniversary of the Ragamuffin Project. The proceeds from this fundraising event will go to support children, young people who suffer from trauma and psychological distress. This organization does great work in the field of arts therapy and also has an amazing space. Come check it out! Information on the event can be found here.

On Saturday the 31st at 9pm sharp we will be playing our first gig at Memphis. We will just be playing one set before their rocking house band takes the stage. Get there early because we’ll be done by 10:30 and we promise to have one super energetic set planned for all y’all.

Greg Lavender playing drums on "Thunderstruck" at Equinox Bar, Phnom Penh

Greg, Drums - Photo by Ramon Sanchez Orense

Grass Snake Union in Phnom Penh

Phnom Penh’s friendliest and deadliest acoustic/americana band is back in action this week. We’ll be hitting the stage at Equinox Bar (st. 278) around 9pm this Friday (Feb 17). We’ve been working on some new originals and unique covers that should get your feet tapping (at the very least).

Oh yeah, we will also be broadcasting the gig live to world via something known as THE INTERNET…stay tuned for more information!*

*the additional information will be on the seeing the gig live wherever you are, not additional information on the internet, for the that please visit your local library.

Live at Bodhi Villa!

Grass Snake Union are on the road again and this time we’re hitting the beautiful river town of Kampot in the south of Cambodia.

We’ll be playing at Bodhi Villa on Friday night and there’s quite a crew of Phnom Penh heads coming down for the whole weekend. It should be lots of fun.

Grass Snake Union are sticking around on Saturday and Sunday to do some recording sessions in Hugh’s studio at Bodhi Villa.

It’s also the last weekend in Cambodia for one of our vocalists, Alex, so we’re going to make sure to have such a great time that he makes sure to get his ass back to Cambodia as soon as possible!

Time: 9pm
Date: Friday 18th November 2011
Where: Bodhi Villa, Kampot, Cambodia

If you’re on Facebook, you can view the details for the event, and please feel free to spread the word and invite any friends you know in Vietnam.

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Flood Relief Benefit Concert at Titanic

Tonight Grass Snake Union take to the stage in aid of the flood relief efforts in Cambodia. The show is on at Titanic Restaurant on Riverside.

We’re scheduled to be on stage at 9.20, but the show kicks off at 8pm with a huge line up of bands coming out to rock your socks off.

More details can be found over on the event page on Facebook:

Where: Titanic Club, Riverside, Phnom Penh
Date: 15th November 2011
Time: 9.20pm

Grass Snake Union en route to Vietnam






We’re on the road again, next stop Ho Chi Minh in Vietnam!

We’re very sad to be missing our awesome fiddle player, Daniel Talstra, but we’ll forge on and play with extra energy to try to fill in the gap.

Next big gig in Cambodia will be down in Kampot on the 18th November. More details to follow.

Also, if you’re in Phnom Penh, make sure to check out the latest Asia Life issue and flip to page 40 to see a round up of the hottest bands in Cambodia!

First international gig – Cafe Thi, Ho Chi Minh

Grass Snake Union are hitting the road and travelling to Ho Chi Minh in Vietnam this weekend for our first international gig!

Spread the word and make sure to catch us at Cafe Thi this Saturday night for more foot-stomping fun.

Time: 9pm
Date: Saturday 5th November 2011
Where: Thi Cafe, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

If you’re on Facebook, you can view the details for the event, and please feel free to spread the word and invite any friends you know in Vietnam.

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