BACK ON THE ROAD WITH CHASTITY BELT

This coming June I’ll be heading back out on the road with Chastity Belt… playing support on a tour for their latest album. Details below:

Friday 23rd June
WASHINGTON, DC
Songbyrd
TICKETS

Saturday 24th June
DURHAM, NC
The Pinhook
TICKETS

Sunday 25th June
ASHEVILLE, NC
The Mothlight
TICKETS

Tuesday 27th June
ATLANTA, GA
Masquerade (Purgatory)
TICKETS

Wednesday 28th June
NASHVILLE, TN
DRKMTTR
TICKETS

Thursday 29th June
ST LOUIS, MO
Off Broadway
TICKETS

Friday 30th June
IOWA CITY, IA
Gabe’s
TICKETS

Saturday 1st July
MINNEAPOLIS, MN
7th St. Entry
TICKETS

 

RUSSIAN HOUSE

Sunday 9th April
FITZROY, VIC
Russian House
7pm
$26
SOLD OUT

Russian House is at 114 Greeves St and we’ll open doors at 7pm. There’ll be some instrumental music to greet you and then I’ll be on about 7.45, it should finish around 9.15. Some basic refreshments available but no food. It’ll be held in the upstairs room as it has a better view over the rooftops of Fitzroy. Russian House is not used to being a venue, this is all an elaborate excuse to look inside the building. See you there!

 

 

WOMBARRA BOWLS CLUB WITH BIG THIEF

This year I’m making a concerted effort to just chill a bit from playing shows to write some more. But couldn’t resist the opportunity to play with this band called Big Thief. At my Sydney Christmas show last year my special guest Julia Jacklin chose to sing a cover by them. The song is called Paul and it’s so good. Anyway, this show will be intimate and it’s at the Wombarra Bowls Club just south of Sydney. You can get a train down. I’ve seen a few great shows there over the years, plus one of my best mates had his wedding breakfast on the green. But I’ve heard it’s gonna be torn down soon for new developments so this is rumoured to be the last show ever there.

As for me, I’ll doing in band mode of some description. More details to come. And I’d say it’ll be my only show on Australian soil until xmas again. Hope you can make it. And if you can’t, try and get to another Big Thief show while they’re in Australia.

Thursday 2nd March
WOMBARRA, NSW
Wombarra Bowls Club
w/ Big Thief (USA) and Palm Springs (Melbourne)
$25
6pm
TICKETS

CHRISTMAS 2016

Christmas shows roll around again like clockwork. The 11th year and counting! It’ll be business as usual in most places. A new venue in Canberra, a show added in Newcastle and Wollongong (Thirroul) apiece. Nadia Reid is coming across from NZ as  support for most shows.

See you there!

Sunday 4th December
HOBART, TAS
The Grand Poobah
6pm
w/ Jensen

Saturday 10th December
TERANG, VIC
The Commercial Hotel
8pm
$25
w/ the Grand Magoozi

Sunday 11th December
ADELAIDE, SA
The Jade Monkey
6pm (early show)
$27
w/ the Grand Magoozi

Wednesday 14th December
MELBOURNE, VIC
Northcote Uniting Church Hall
7pm (early show)
$27
w/ Nadia Reid (NZ)
ALL AGES
Tickets on the door

Thursday 15th December
MELBOURNE, VIC
Northcote Social Club
8pm
$27 plus booking fee
w/ Nadia Reid (NZ)
SOLD OUT

Friday 16th December
CANBERRA, ACT
Wesley Uniting Church Hall
7pm (early show)
$27
w/ Nadia Reid (NZ)
ALL AGES!

Saturday 17th December
SYDNEY, NSW
St Stephens Church
7pm (early show)
$27
w/ Nadia Reid (NZ)
ALL AGES!
SOLD OUT

Sunday 18th December
NEWCASTLE, NSW
St John’s Anglican Church Hall
6pm (early show)
$25
w/ Nadia Reid (NZ)
ALL AGES!
SOLD OUT

Tuesday 20th December
THIRROUL, NSW
Thirroul Railway Hall
7pm
$25
w/Nadia Reid (NZ)
ALL AGES
SOLD OUT

Thursday 22nd December
BRISBANE, QLD
The Old Museum
7pm (early show)
$27
w/ Chad Morgan
ALL AGES!
TICKETS

LOS ANGELES

I have a sneaky little show in LA this weekend before I fly home to Australia. It’s at the Hotel Cafe and starting at 7pm on the dot. It’s one of those venues where you only get 45mins before they clear the room for the next band. For me these days that’s about 3 songs. So if you do wanna come along and are bummed by the short set I’m sure we could all go find a parking lot or something nearby and I could continue the show there.

Saturday 29th October
LOS ANGELES, CA
Hotel Cafe
7pm
$14.50
TICKETS

DUBBO SHOW MOVED DUE TO FLOODING

Tonight’s show in Dubbo has been moved from Toongi Hall to the Dubbo Scout Hall. The roads to Toongi are still cut off from all the rain and would be a risky undertaking in the dark. So we’ll now play in the Scout Hall right in the middle of town which is found on the corner of Fitzroy St & Talbragar St. Sadly this means that there’ll be no alcohol served as it’s Hall policy, but we’ll have some light refreshments available.

THE WAYWARD BUS TOUR

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Early August I’m heading off for a lap of the Australian interior and dragging some friends along for the ride. Every tour I ever do I try and book at least one town where I’ve never played. For this one it’s basically every show! Just planning something like this is an epic task. Trying to convince these little dots on the map that they should let me turn up and sing is a challenge. I got: “the guy who looks after bookings is on holidays, call back in November,” and “we’ve already got a karaoke night on that date and people out here will only go out once a month,” and, “the Birdsville races are on that same weekend (nb 1000 kms away) and we don’t wanna compete,” or simply “we don’t like music.” But I’m happy to say all the shows now confirmed are welcoming us with open arms and much enthusiasm.

I’m doing these shows basically as a duo – my friend Holly Thomas is coming along on drum duties… we met when she was playing in the wedding band in Broken Hill – though The Grand Magoozi are coming along too to open up each night so I’m sure there’ll be some kind of all-in song session at the end of each night.

I’m very excited to be introducing you to Eric Isaacson who’ll project 20 mins of films between acts. I’ve got to know Eric through my frequent visits to Portland OR and my enduring love of his record store and label Mississippi Records. I’m in there bugging him a LOT. A while back Eric was given access to the extensive film archive of legendary field recorder Alan Lomax. People think of Lomax as exclusively a sound recorder but there are countless hours of film and video he documented as well. Eric will project a collage of highlights he edited down out of 400 plus hours of footage, all stuff that’s rare as!

So a lot of the show info we’re still tweaking, and will update the tour page as news comes to hand. The ticket price fluctuates a bit, some shows are free, kids under 10 are free no matter what.

Here’s what I know so far:

Friday 5th August
DARWIN, NT
Darwin Festival
Railway Club
9 – 10pm

Wednesday 10th August
BIRCHIP, VIC
The Shamrock Hotel
7pm
$20 on the door

Thursday 11th August
BROKEN HILL, NSW
The Palace Hotel
$10 – book through front office on (08) 8088 1699

Friday 12th August
ORROROO, SA
Blacksmith’s Chatter
7pm
$18 presale, $20 on the door
Saturday 13th August
PARACHILNA, SA
The Prairie Hotel
7.30pm
Free show!

Tuesday 16th August
ALICE SPRINGS, NT
Watch This Space
5.30pm
$13 presale, $15 on the door
Wednesday 17th August
TENNANT CREEK, NT
Memorial Club
7.30pm
Free show!

Thursday 18th August
DALY WATERS, NT
Daly Waters Pub

Friday 19th August
KATHERINE, NT
Mimi Arts
6pm
BBQ
$23 presale, $25 on the door
TICKETS

Saturday 20th/Sunday 21st August
MATARANKA, NT
Territory Manor
Free all-star jam set!

Monday 22nd August
MINYERRI, NT
Minyerri Arts Centre

Tuesday 23rd August
NGUKKUR, NT
Ngukkur Arts Centre

Wednesday 24th August
BORROLOOLA, NT
Savannah Way Motel

Friday 26th August
DOOMADGEE, QLD
Doomadgee PCYC

Sunday 28th August
MT ISA, QLD
The Shack
1pm (early show!)

Tuesday 30th August
WINTON, QLD
Royal Theatre
6pm
Tickets on the door
$10 adults, $5 students, kids free

Wednesday 31st August
BARCALDINE, QLD
Commercial Hotel
7pm

Thursday 1st September
CHARLEVILLE, QLD
Evening Star Tourist Park
6pm
Free!

Friday 2nd September
BOURKE, NSW
Gidgee Guesthouse
Festival of a Thousand Stories
$20book through venue on (02) 6870 1017

Saturday 3rd September
DUBBO, NSW
Toongi Hall
7pm
$13 presale, $15 on the door
TICKETS

Sunday 4th September
HARDEN, NSW
Jacksons Bakery & Cafe
$13 presale, $15 on the door
TICKETS

Tuesday 6th September
SYDNEY, NSW
Newtown Social Club
7pm doors
$25 + booking fee
TICKETS

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