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

APRIL SUN IN QLD (and Northern NSW) TOUR

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Steph Huges and I are heading north to play some duo shows. We were asked to do a set at Cully Fest in Cunnamulla so decided to make a tour of it. Got shows in heaps of towns we’ve never been to.

Hope to see you! And if you happen to have friends or family up there please let them know.

Friday 1st April
CUNNAMULLA, QLD
Cully Fest

Monday 4th April
GLENREAGH, NSW
Boo Radley’s Hall
$20 on the door

Tuesday 5th April
LISMORE, NSW
Lady Lismore’s Loft
(this is a private venue on the roof of a building downtown Lismore at 1/89 Magellan St)
Doors 7pm
w/ Anthonie Tonnon$20 on the door

Thursday 7th April
BILOELA, QLD
The Anzac Club
Doors 7.30pm
w/ The Grand Magoozi
TICKETS

Friday 8th April
MARYBOROUGH, QLD
The Federal Hotel
w/ The Grand Magoozi
TICKETS

Saturday 9th April
POMONA, QLD
The Majestic Theatre
w/ The Grand Magoozi
TICKETS

MICHAEL HURLEY

Doing a short set before the legend Michael Hurley next Wednesday eve.  He’s a 76 yr old from Oregon, in Australia for the first time. People have been waiting for this for years. I went to the show he did there on Saturday night and people were weeping and pin-drop silent. If you’ve never heard of him but like gentle folk songs about food and nature then it might be your bag. His guitar playing is so great too.

I’ll be joined by a few friends (Steph Hughes, Suzie Scurry and more) and on at 7.30 sharp.

Wednesday 27th Jan
MELBOURNE, VIC
Northcote Social Club
supporting Michael Hurley
am playing this show with a few different friends
We’re on early: 7.30-8.00
TICKETS

NZ TOUR WITH ANTHONIE TONNON AND NADIA REID

Am honored to join these two gifted NZ songwriters for a lap around their homeland this coming March. Anthonie has suggested an old-time show structure. We’ll start the show off all on stage for a couple of numbers then flip a coin for the running order, then finish off all together with a final singsong to send the locals on their way.

All tickets found HERE.

Thursday 3rd March
OAMARU
The Grainstore Gallery

Friday 4th March
PORT CHALMERS
Chicks Hotel

Saturday 5th March
CHRISTCHURCH
Gustav’s

Sunday 6th March
OKARITO
Donovan’s Store

Tuesday 8th March
BARRY TOWN
The Barrytown Hall

Wednesday 9th March
ONEKAKA
The Mussel Inn

Thursday 10th March
NELSON
Free House

Friday 11th March
AUCKLAND
The Kings Arms

Saturday 12th March
WELLINGTON
Meow

 

HUSH: FREMANTLE FESTIVAL

Am playing a set this weekend at an event hosted by the Fremantle Festival called Hush. Here’s what they say about it:

“Award-winning WA concert series Hush: An Evening of Quiet Music heads to Fremantle for the first time for a show in the historic Fremantle Town Hall. The concept behind Hush is deceptively simple: a curated selection of leading songwriters performing completely acoustic sets in grand old WA heritage buildings. But there’s one catch – the audience must remain completely silent.”

I’ll have a few special local singers to make it sound extra choral!

Friday 30th October
FREMANTLE, WA
Fremantle Town Hall
(as part of the Fremantle Festival)
Hush: an evening of quiet music
w/ Jae Laffer, Ruby Boots and more
TICKETS

10 YEARS OF XMAS

This December marks the 10th year of the Xmas show so I’m heading further afield… first time visits to Gooloongong and Ararat, second ever visit to Alice Springs! Plus all the usual well worn places. Below are all the dates. As always this will be me solo with some guests who’ll sing a song or two. Hope to see you there.

2015 DECEMBER CHRISTMAS SHOWS

with special guests

Saturday 5th
MELBOURNE, VIC
Nothcote Uniting Church Hall
7pm (early show)
$27 presale, $30 on the door if available
ALL AGES!
SOLD OUT

Sunday 6th
ALICE SPRINGS, NT
Monte’s
$15
TICKETS

Thursday 10th
FREMANTLE, WA
Mojos
8pm
$27 presale, $30 on the door
SOLD OUT

Friday 11th
NANNUP, WA
Details to follow

Saturday 12th
ADELAIDE, SA
Jade Monkey
8.30pm
$27 presale, $30 on the door

Wednesday 16th
ARARAT, VIC
Ararat Hotel Red Room
8pm
$20 on the door only

Friday 18th
MELBOURNE, VIC
Northcote Social Club
8.30pm
$30 presale, $32 on the door
SOLD OUT

Saturday 19th
NEWTOWN, NSW
St Stephens Church
7pm
$27 presale, $30 on the door
ALL AGES!
TICKETS

Sunday 20th
GOOLOONGONG, NSW
The Gooloogong Log Cabin Hall
$20 on the door
INFO

Monday 21st
CANBERRA, ACT
The Polish Club
7.30pm
$27 presale, $30 on the door
TICKETS

Wednesday 23rd
BRISBANE, QLD
The Globe
$27 presale, $30 on the door
ALL AGES! (with a parent)
TICKETS

EXTRA US SHOWS

I thought it might be helpful to post all the extra shows I’m doing, to separate them from the Courtney Barnett shows with which they are intertwined. These are all just me solo with my trusty little guitar. Hopefully more will be added. Please spread the word!

 

Saturday 23rd*
FORT WAYNE, IN
One lucky guitar (B-Side)
8pm, $7

Sunday 24th*
CHICAGO, IL
Uncharted Books
7pm
w/ Steve Gilpin

Monday 25th*
KANSAS CITY, MO
Bier Station
7pm

Tuesday 26th*
OMAHA, NE
O’Leavers
9pm, $5

Wednesday 27th*
SIOUX FALLS, SD
Total Drag
8pm

Thursday 28th*
Minneapolis, MN
House Show
Click Here for Details
you must message the host to get sent the address

Monday 1st*
HOLLYWOOD, CA
Hotel Cafe
9pm

Wednesday 3rd*
TUCSON, AZ
House party on a mountain
211 S Panorama Cir
w/ Forest Fallows
Click here for details

Thursday 4th*
HOUSTON, TX
7pm
RSVP to downundersounds@gmail.com for location and details

Thursday 11th*
DURHAM, NC
Back Porch Music on the Lawn
6pm
supporting Jim White vs. The Packway Handle Band

Friday 12th*
WASHINGTON, DC
Private House Show
very limited spaces
Please email: management@darrenhanlon.com for info

Thursday 23rd
SEATTLE, WA
Columbia City Theatre

 

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