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The Weeping Willows
- Supported by Great Aunt
** Saturday Evening Show
Tix $25 - Click to purchase
Doors 6pm - Show starts 7.30pm
You can hear The Weeping Willows here
You can hear Great Aunt here
The Weeping Willows, Laura Coates and Andrew Wrigglesworth, are a couple of old souls, steeped in Bluegrass tradition and draped in Gothic Americana imagery. They regale their audiences with stories of sunshine and romance, God and The Devil, murder and decay. Real music.
2015-2019 has seen The Weeping Willows nominated for 5 x CMAA awards, 4 x CMC awards, performing at AmericanaFest (USA), Folk Alliance International (USA), Maverick Festival (UK), Port Fairy Folk Festival and Out On The Weekend plus supporting Lukas Nelson (USA), Hayes Carll (USA), Iris DeMent (USA), Eilen Jewell (USA), Willie Watson (USA), Cory Branan (USA), Kevin Welch (USA), Shane Nicholson and The Audreys. A Weeping Willows performance, whether live or caught on tape, will always delight.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️s - “Australian Alt. Country at its near-finest...” - Rolling Stone.
Great Aunt is an Americana/Roots duo from Melbourne, Australia, rambling a musical line between the plaintive and the joyous. Their music is raw and austere, simple and bold; full of stomping feet and clapping hands, chants and harmonies, whispered words and soulful lament. Set somewhere between a Gospel Church in Louisiana and a dimly-lit speakeasy in Melbourne, listeners will hear tales of joy and grief, whiskey and wine, gratitude and purpose-seeking.
“Great Aunt gives us folk-based Americana music tinged with shades of Bluegrass and Gospel and capture the true spirit of this genre with their soulful renditions.” - LA Music Critic Blog.
Willow & Akeyla
Pre-Show Cafe Entertainment from 6pm
Willow and Akeyla are siblings from Strathalbyn. They both share a passion for music and between them play a number of different instruments. Akeyla’s main instrument is her voice and piano. She plays a variety of music and has recently started performing original songs. Willow plays a number of different instruments with piano being his first love. He plays modern classical, boogie, jazz and original songs. He has recently started using the looper machine to become his own one man band.
THE CHERRY PICKERS
** Sunday Afternoon Show
Tix $25 - Click to purchase
Doors 1pm music starts 2pm
It's always a fabulous afternoon with The Cherry Pickers, and tickets always sell out fast when these guys are in the BIG Room so you'd best get in quick!!!
The Cherry Pickers’ are a contemporary bluegrass band playing your favourite tunes from today and back in the day. Always on the search to “uncover” some hidden bluegrass in any song, their tasty arrangements are reverent to Bluegrass tradition such that they defy any hillbilly stigma. Coupled with their love of traditional tunes and their original songs, the Cherry Pickers make for an exciting and refreshing bluegrass experience.
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