I am extremely thrilled to be returning to Nashville this year to once again perform at the Sounds Australia showcases at the fabulous Americana Festival!!
My first showcase will be at the iconic Bluebird Cafe where i'll be sitting alongside other talented Aussies on stage - Tracy Bunn, Anne McCue and Paul Kelly!
here are the show details in case you happen to be in Nashville....
Bluebird Cafe, 4104 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville, TN.
ph. +1 615-383-1461
9-10pm, bookings essential.
I owe a massive thank you to Arts SA who I have received funding from to make this trip to the US possible!
I also owe a massive thank you to the fabulous Dobe Newton and the Sounds Australia team for their help in making this all possible.
Its that time of year again, the Telstra Road To Discovery performer heat is happening on August 8th at the Adelaide Uni Bar. Performing for the opportunity to move through to the opportunity to attend the TRTD boot-camp and perform at the semi-final will be 6 of SA's best emerging performers/singer-songwriters.
Special guest performances by Bob Evans, 2012 Songwriter winner Melody Pool, Adelaide singer/songwriter Courtney Robb, myself and mc'd by Ella Hooper (Killing Heidi, The Verses).
For those singer/songwriters/performers who would like to perform at the heat, entries close on Thursday July 18th.
Returning to the beautiful Anchorage in Victor Harbour to perform on August 6th at 6:30pm.
There's a cosy wood fire, delish food/drink, i'll be serenading you... and its free entry!!
As i mentioned in an earlier post Telstra Road To Discovery program for this year was recently launched in Sydney to a crowd of industry and media at The Standard.
Over the coming months there are will be a number of heats held around the country for the Performer category, and online entry for the Songwriter category.
So if you think you know someone who has great musical skills but needs help to take the next step in the industry please encourage them to pop in an entry for the Telstra Road To Discovery. The program was a massive catalyst to helping me to develop my networks and develop as a musician... I certainly wouldn't be where i am without my involvement!
Visit the website for more info: www.telstra.com/trtd
Long time no speak! I hope this email finds you well. Gosh lots has happened since we last chatted but rather than a long winded story (my specialty) I'll try to be brief...
I write to you today bearing a gift! A FREE download of one of my new tracks, Back For More which was recorded live in Tamworth at the CMAA Academy. To download the track click on the this link here or on the picture below.
Please feel free to pass on the link to friends!
You just need to pop in your email address and with a couple clicks you'll be listening to my track. You'll notice there's an option of leaving a tip - this is not necessary to download the track (unfortunately i wasn't able to set my suggested tip on the website to "$0") but of course any tip will be put towards funding my upcoming project...
Which brings me to my next big news, I will be heading into the studio later this year to record my 2nd full length album.... (FINALLY i hear you say!)...and i'll be doing it in Nashville, of course!!! I'll be recording with the incredibly talented producer/musician/songwriter Neilson Hubbard. I met Neilson in Nashville last year when I visited for the Americana Festival and had the honour of writing with Neilson & Grammy nominated Kim Richey who's last few albums have bern produced by Neilson. Whilst in Nashville I'll also be showcasing again at the Americana Festival! Hooley dooley I'm excited!
I have been saving my hard earned cents for a while to fund this project (and continue to) but recently I was thrilled learn that I was the lucky recipient of Arts SA funding to contribute to the recordings and my Nashville showcasing!! It is a massive deal to have received this funding amongst a highly competitive group of applications so I am extremely grateful to Arts SA for their support....thanks so much Arts SA!!!
I'll be spending all of September in the studio and anticipate the new album to be released early 2014 so stay tuned for updates!
In other news, the Telstra Road To Discovery program for this year was launched in Sydney last week with special guest Pete Murray, MC'd by Ella Hooper, current winners Gena Rose Bruce and Melody Pool, and past winners Andrew Redford and myself.
If you know a singer/songwriter/performer who could benefit from giving the Telstra Road To Discovery a go send them to the TRTD website where they can apply now... www.telstra.com/trtd.
I'll leave you with a happy snap of us all on stage....
hope you're well!
chow for now,
P.S I've got some exciting performance news for later in the year! For the first time ever I'll be performing at this years Fleurieu Folk Festival with my band! I will be home just in time to shake off the jet lag from my US adventure and hit the stage at Willunga so I'm super excited about sharing some tales and some new songs with festival goers.
For more info about the festival visit this link: www.fleurieufolkfestival.com.au