Australian singer and songwriter Lisa Richards has come home after many years living and making music in the USA. Her new album “A Light From The Other Side” has been receiving strong reviews in the press and is being played on ABC National, Regional and Double J radio. Her label-defying voice is instantly recognizable - hints of Etta James, Eartha Kitt, Patty Griffin and Iris Dement folded up in a catalogue of jazz and blues-drenched folk songs that span the breadth of the human experience.
Her rich life and quirky sense of humour guarantee an evening filled with humour, stories and surprising musical moments.
28 January 2017 - 07:30 PM (Saturday) - Masonic Hall Lindisfarne - Cnr. Gordons Hill Road. & Beach Road, Lindisfarne, TASBook
Trouvers - Alistair Hulett/Pete Seeger Tribute
Trouvers know that good songs need to be remembered. They understand that for every songwriter there needs to be a thousand interpreters. Trouvers sing songs that may be dormant in your heart or songs you may have never heard that you will want to remember.
Chris Spencer, Trad & Now March 2016, wrote “One of these [Tasmanian groups] was The Trouvers, a trio which consisted of Elaine Chevalier-Carter, Roger Joseph and Peter Hicks. They played a mixture of older contemporary songs rather than traditional songs.”
Trouvers also sing original songs that test your social justice credentials and love songs to tear at your heartstrings.
Alistair Hulett was a singer, songwriter, international socialist and revolutionary. He was a kind, gentle man who was committed to fighting for a better world, a world based on the principles of justice, equality, love and respect for all of humanity. The world was a better place for knowing him and is a sadder place for his loss. He left a great legacy in his music that will continue to bring inspiration to many who, like him, believe a better world was possible.
01 February 2017 - 07:30 PM (Wednesday) - The Brookfield Shed - 1640 Channel Highway, Margate 7050, TASBook
Jo Quail (UK)
Cellist Jo Quail’s music is original, powerful, seductive, soulful and inspiring. Jo is a fearless and innovative player with a formidable stage presence, engaging effortlessly with her listeners from behind her electric Starfish cello and exhibiting complete control over the looping and effects technology which is at her disposal. Jo’s pieces often build from the simplest of figures into magnificently captivating soundscapes that never lose their sense of proportion or purpose, merging sublime melodies with unstoppable rhythms, equally comfortable exploring complex harmonies and freeform improvisation. In the current climate of style versus substance, Jo’s music follows its own singular path.
“Exciting, enrapturing and utterly engaging, Jo Quail will take you on a sometimes surprising and often emotional journey.”
Adelaide Fringe Review
British cellist and composer Jo Quail is returning to Australia during February and March 2017.
15 February 2017 - 07:00 PM (Wednesday) - Melbourne Recital Centre - 31 Sturt Street, Southbank, VICBook
16 February 2017 - 07:30 PM (Thursday) - Mechanics Hall, Nagambie - 286 High Street, Nagambie, VICBook
18 February 2017 - 07:00 PM (Saturday) - Smiths Alternative - 76 Alinga Street, Civic, ACTBook
22 February 2017 - 07:30 PM (Wednesday) - The Farrall Centre - 23 Commercial Road, North Hobart, TASBook
24 February 2017 - 08:00 PM (Friday) - Mountain Mumma - 60 Main Road, Sheffield, TAS
26 February 2017 - 05:00 PM (Sunday) - Cygnet Town Hall Supper Room - 14 Mary Street, Cygnet, TASBook
04 March 2017 - 07:30 PM (Saturday) - The Trinity Sessions - 318 Goodwood Road, Clarence Park, SABook
05 March 2017 - 05:00 PM (Sunday) - The Goods Shed - Corner of Shenton Road and Claremont Crescent, Claremont 6010, WABook
Les Poules a Colin
Despite their youth Les Poules à Colin have been a group for seven years. All five have blossomed into intuitive performers and together have been turning heads wherever they go, whether to Europe or across North America.
"Their own sound brought freshly inventive vitality to these deeply planted roots, centred on bright yet sultry twin female vocals, with instrumentation including banjo and mandolin...plus powerful, pulsing electric bass alongside fiddle, piano, and subtly deployed foot-percussion."
24 February 2017 - 12:00 AM (Friday) - Cobargo Folk Festival - Cobargo, NSWBook
02 March 2017 - 08:00 PM (Thursday) - Camelot Lounge - 103 Railway Pde, Marrickville, NSWBook
03 March 2017 - 08:00 PM (Friday) - Masonic Hall Lindisfarne - Cnr. Gordons Hill Road. & Beach Road, Lindisfarne, TASBook
04 March 2017 - 07:30 PM (Saturday) - Broadmarsh Hall - 1218 Elderslie Road, Broadmarsh, TASBook
05 March 2017 - 03:30 PM (Sunday) - Longford Town Hall - 13 Smith Street, Longford, TASBook
10 March 2017 - 09:00 AM (Friday) - Port Fairy Folk Festival - Port Fairy, VICBook
17 March 2017 - 09:00 AM (Friday) - Blue Mountains Music Festival - Katoomba, NSWBook
24 March 2017 - 09:00 AM (Friday) - Yackandandah Folk Festival - Yackandandah, VICBook
31 March 2017 - 08:00 PM (Friday) - Illawarra Folk Club - The Diggers Club, Wollongong, NSWBook
05 April 2017 - 07:30 PM (Wednesday) - Upper Lansdowne Hall - 1412 Upper Lansdowne Road, Upper Lansdowne 2430, NSWBook
06 April 2017 - 07:30 PM (Thursday) - Trade Winds Folk Club - House concert, Newcastle, NSW
08 April 2017 - 07:30 PM (Saturday) - New Farm Bowls Club - 969 Brunswick St, New Farm , QLDBook
09 April 2017 - 02:00 PM (Sunday) - Nanango Shed - 6 Little Drayton Street, Nanango, QLD
13 April 2017 - 07:00 PM (Thursday) - National Folk Festival - Exhibition Park in Canberra, ACTBook
20 April 2017 - 07:30 PM (Thursday) - South Coast Folk Club - Pt Noarlunga Bowling Club, Hunt Park, River Road - Pt Noarlunga, SABook
21 April 2017 - 05:00 PM (Friday) - Fairbridge Folk Festival - Fairbridge, WABook
George Mann - Songs of Work and Struggle
George Mann hails from New York and has been producing labor and protest music for more than 20 years. He has worked with such folk music legends as Utah Phillips, Pete Seeger and Tom Paxton and produced national tours in honour of the Almanac Singers (2013) and Joe Hill (2015). George brings his experience as a union organizer and educator to his concerts - stories and songs about real events and the struggle for a better life. He has just released "For the Road and the Sky," his newest CD, and "Until You Come Home: Songs to Heal the Wounds of War," a compilation CD of songs about the effects of war on those who serve.
03 March 2017 - 07:30 PM (Friday) - The Brookfield Shed - 1640 Channel Highway, Margate 7050, TASBook