Category: gigs

Old Man Luedecke on tour in Australia

Canadian singer-songwriter Old Man Luedecke is a fairly regular presence in Australia, thanks to his dedication to touring here. And Australian audiences appreciate his charm and gentle sense of humour – and, of course, his music. For an example of all of that, see this video of ‘Low on the Hog’ from his latest album, One Night Only! Live at the Chester Playhouse.

 

Old Man Luedecke tour dates – go to https://festivalofsmallhalls.com/tours/summer-2018/ for details

Thu Nov 29
Brookstead Hall, Brookstead QLD*

Fri Nov 30
Maryvale Community Hall, Maryvale QLD*

Sat Dec 1
Cooranga North Memorial Hall, Cooranga Nth QLD*

Sun Dec 2
Mothar Mountain Hall, Mothar Mountain QLD*

Wed Dec 5
Koah Hall, Koah QLD*

Thu Dec 6
Forrest Beach Senior Citizens Centre, Forrest Beach QLD*

Fri Dec 7
Middlemount Community Hall, Middlemount QLD*

Sat Dec 8
Queen Street Hall, Yeppoon QLD*

Sun Dec 9
Bucca Hall, Bucca QLD*

Wed Dec 12
Rainbow Beach Community Hall, Rainbow Beach QLD*

Thu Dec 13
Thornville Hall, Thornville QLD*

Fri Dec 14
Springbrook Community Hall, Springbrook QLD*

Sat Dec 15
Mt Nebo Community Hall, Mt Nebo QLD*

Sun Dec 16
Eudlo Hall, Eudlo QLD*

Dec 27 – Jan 01
Woodford Folk Festival
woodfordfolkfestival.com

*With Lucy Wise

oldmanluedecke.ca

On tour: Ben Mastwyk, Rose Zita Falko & Mitch Power

45569159_863973777059728_3362841598994939904_oAustralians on the east coast are lucky – because the Roadshow Deluxe Tour is heading their way. The combination of Ben Mastwyk, Rose Zita Falko and Mitch Power is playing in Queensland and Victoria in November and December.

Melburnian Mastwyk has been building his fan base with songs such as ‘This Country’. Zalko also hails from the south and brings with her the successful debut EP Original Son and its iTunes top 20 single ‘A Town Called Lonely’. Completing the troika is singer-songwriter Mitch Power, who has toured extensively over the past few years and has also found success as a stand-up comedian.

That’s three guaranteed great artists on the one bill, making for a show not to be missed.

Dates:

Sat 10th NOV | The Bearded Lady (3pm) | Brisbane, QLD
Sun 11th NOV | Can You Keep A Secret (6pm) | Brisbane, QLD
Fri 23rd NOV | The Skylark Room | Upwey, VIC
Sat 24th NOV | Major Tom’s | Kyneton, VIC
Thurs 13th DEC | Spotted Mallard | Brunswick, VIC
Sun 16th DEC | The Bridge Hotel | Castlemaine, VIC

benmastwyk.com

rosezitafalko.com

mitchpowermusic.bandcamp.com

Raised by Eagles on the run in winter

image001.pngMelbourne alt-country outfit Raised by Eagles are on tour this Australian winter, bringing their 2017 album I Must Be Somewhere (and other songs) to audiences. They’re one of our finest acts and well worth braving a cold night to see.

The remaining dates are:
Sunday June 24
Chapel On Little Ryrie GEELONG VIC
More info here

Saturday June 30
Bridge Hotel CASTLEMAINE VIC
More info here

Friday July 6
Caravan Music Club BENTLEIGH VIC
With special guests
More info here

Saturday August 4
Spotted Mallard BRUNSWICK VIC
With Georgia State Line
More info here

Wednesday August 15
Brass Monkey CRONULLA NSW
More info here

Thursday August 16
Sly Fox SYDNEY NSW
More info here

Friday August 17
Heritage Hotel BULLI NSW
More info here

Saturday 18 & Sunday 19 August
Grand Junction MAITLAND NSW
More info here

Watch the video for ‘Nightwheel’, the latest single from I Must Be Somewhere:

 

 

raisedbyeagles.com

 

women in docs on tour

There’s no guarantee that women in docs will wear Doc Marten boots when they’re touring … but maybe they will. The best way to find out is to turn up and see them play! Given their lovely songs and even lovelier harmonies, any boot no-show will be forgotten in an instant. You can find the women in docs on the road here:

Friday 17th October 2014 | 8pm
The Main Bar, BAKERY HILL VIC
28 Main Road, Bakery Hill VIC
(03) 5333 7722
www.trybooking.com/100747

Saturday 18th October 2014 | 6pm
Mountain Mummas, SHEFFIELD TAS
60 Main Street, Sheffield TAS
0400 467 317

Sunday 19th October 2014 | 6pm
The Grand Poobah, HOBART TAS
142 Liverpool Street, Hobart TAS
www.trybooking.com/102622

Wednesday 22nd October 2014 | 7.30pm
Melbourne Folk Club [Bella Union], MELBOURNE VIC
Bella Union, Cnr Lygon & Victoria Street, Melbourne VIC
www.bellaunion.com.au

Thursday 23rd October 2014 | 7.30pm
Friends of St Brigid’s Church, CROSSLEY VIC
212 Port Fairy-Koroit Road, Crossley VIC
www.stbrigidscrossley.org.au
www.trybooking.com/102045

 Friday 24th, Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th October 2014
Fleurieu Folk Festival, WILLUNGA SA
Main Road, Willunga SA
(08) 8327 2797 | www.fleurieufolkfestival.com.au

 For more information, please visit www.womenindocs.com

Redlands Bluegrass Festival: 8 to 10 August

Not too far from Brisbane there’s a place called Redland Bay, and it will soon be the site of the twentieth Redlands Bluegrass Festival with its impressive line-up of Australian artists, some of whom will be familiar to country music aficionados and Tamworth Country Music Festival goers.

This year’s festival will be held on 8 to 10 August and will feature The Pigs, Golden Guitar winners the Davidson Brothers, the Round Mountain Girls and Bluegrass Parkway, who have the distinction of being Australia’s longest-running bluegrass band.

The festival is family friendly and it caters for musicians as well as fans – there are instrument and vocal workshops on the mornings of the 9th and 10th.

Tickets start from $40 to $125 for an all-weekend festival pass, and there are a range of accommodation  options available at the festival site, which is Kindilan Convention Centre, corner Days and German Church Road, Redland Bay.

For more information, go to:
www.redlandsbluegrass.com




Songwriters in the Round – Rooty Hill RSL

Luke O’Shea is to host three sessions of Songwriters in the Round at Rooty Hill RSL (admittedly, this is only useful information if you live in Sydney, but Rooty Hill RSL runs the Total Country website so non-Sydney folks may be interested in that).

The free shows will happen in the Club Lounge at 8 p.m. on 18 October, 8 November and 22 November. Each week three different songwriters will perform their songs in acoustic mode and talk about the stories behind the songs. The first week features Kevin Bennett (from The Flood) and Drew McAlister (of McAlister Kemp) along with Luke O’Shea.

For more information please visit the Rooty Hill RSL Total Country website.

Madison Violet on tour

Four years ago I saw a Canadian duo called Madviolet play in a little church hall in Hornsby, in Sydney’s north. The pair – who are Lisa MacIsaac and Brenley MacEachern – were so impressive that I then drove to Canberra to see them play again, and I’ve never seen such a large percentage of an audience rush to buy CDs after a gig before or since.

Madviolet are now Madison Violet and they’re heading to Sydney, Katoomba and various locations in Victoria over the nexxt little while. I interviewed Brenley last week and will post that interview shortly, but in the meantime wanted to shout out loud: GO TO THEIR GIGS! They’re simply magic.