Teresa Duffy-Richards album launch
Mar
1
8:00 PM20:00

Teresa Duffy-Richards album launch

at SWAMPLANDS, THORNBURY
with: Grace Cummings AND Sean Lee McCoy’s trio
$10 on the door

Teresa Duffy-Richards crafts hauntingly bare songs, ultimately steeped in the vast traditions of folk and country music. It might sound sweet but there's an ever present grit and fragility to her voice and songs that prods at the most tender of wounds.

Following the successful release of her debut single 'Mama's Song' comes her self titled record. Out March 1st on Night Owl Records, it is a collection of songs, carefully crafted, peppered in Australian imagery and drawing heavily on the classic work of 20th century troubadours (Dylan, Mitchell), and the Tennessee reared yodellers and old world songbirds of the deep American South.

The stark opener 'This City', is an ode to Gram Parsons played on acoustic twin guitars reminiscent of Gillian Welch and David Rawlings. From there the catalytic work of Neil Young rings out in over driven number By and By and settles into Golden Era/ alt country territory on Any Soul before simmering out on the lonely acoustic heart breaker, Like Only Lovers Do.

Teresa's full band, The Fifty Foot Women hears her timeless voice and delicate finger picking surrounded by Joshua Jones' distinctive acoustic guitar and wailing lapsteel. The unique voices of Claire Birchall (the Phantom Hitchhikers, Paper Planes) and Ruby McGrath-Lester (Team Love), create swelling three part harmony to Rival Dolly, Linda and Emmylou. It's music that is appropriately comforting in its familiarities and bold and creative in its differences.

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Aug
24
7:00 PM19:00

Lanewaves (residency), Attractor Beams, Claire Birchall @ The Tote (upstairs)

Lanewaves offer you the sweet reverberations of the golden age of surf music paired with hell bent rock n’ roll blasted from the basement.  This night of their Wednesdays in August residency at the Tote upstairs, we'll see them supported by "genreless garage yobos" The Attractor Beams, and Claire Birchall (solo electric).

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Aug
12
8:00 PM20:00

Catpower 'The Greatest' Tribute Show @ The Corner Hotel

ft. ANNA CORDELL, LISA CRAWLEY, HANNAH CAMERON, JESS LOCKE, LAURA MACFARLANE, THE MIGHTIEST OF GUNS, HANA MARU, ANDREW MCCUBBIN, J M S HARRISON, CABIN INN, CLAIRE BIRCHALL & THE PHANTOM HITCHHIKERS, DOGOOD, SLOWLY SLOWLY, AYLEEN O'HANLON, RICH DAVIES, DASH, EMMA RUSSACK + CASIMIR

Cat Power has many incredible albums making it very hard to pick a favourite. This event will celebrate the 10 year anniversary of her album 'The Greatest' which was released in 2006. It will be a very special night that brings together over 15 local acts across 2 stages playing the songs off this album plus of course, many other Cat Power songs!

TICKETS ON SALE HERE!

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