They brought us Crocodile Dundee, Outback Steakhouse, Tim Tams and Hugh Jackman, now those crazy Australians are bringing us a night of original Country/Folk/Bluegrass music, influenced by us Americans! ‘Down Under Americana’ features multi award-winning artists Catherine Britt, Kristy Cox and The Weeping Willows, with special guest Melody Moko!

Catherine Britt

8:30PM

When you look at modern Country Music you can identify a diverse range of styles that have evolved from the traditional roots form. From Pop Country to Bush Ballads, Acoustic Folk-leaning songs to rousing Country Rock and the polymorphic blend of Americana. One Australian artist that can lay claim to all of these strains is Catherine Britt, a songwriter who has already packed a respected and highly acclaimed career into her first two decades as a recording artist. Now, in 2018, a new chapter begins with the release of her seventh studio album, ‘Catherine Britt & The Cold Cold Hearts’. The album conjures up vibrant Australian imagery, from the bush to the coal mines via the white lines of the coastal and desert open roads; the beauty and scale of the landscape juxtaposed with songs of personal challenge and the power of love and family. Catherine will be joined by special guest, Melody Moko.

Kristy Cox

8:30PM

Kristy Cox is the new voice in Australian Bluegrass. Adored for her youthful energy infused Acoustic Country/Bluegrass, she has been awarded with radio success and accolades for her talent. Having moved to the USA in 2013 after signing her first record deal with Bluegrass label, Pisgah Ridge (an imprint of Mountain Home), Kristy has just released her album ‘Ricochet’ which debuted on 6 different Billboard charts including #1 for Bluegrass Album. The first single from the album the title track ‘Ricochet’ hit #1 on the US Bluegrass Radio Chart and #1 on the Australian Country Radio Chart. Her previous album ‘Part of Me’ saw her receive three nominations and bring home the Bluegrass Recording of the Year at the 2017 Australian Country Music Awards.

The Weeping Willows

8:30PM

The Weeping Willows, Laura Coates and Andrew Wrigglesworth, are a couple of old souls, steeped in Bluegrass tradition and draped in Gothic Americana imagery. They regale their audiences with stories of sunshine and romance, God and The Devil, murder and decay. Real music. 2015-2018 has seen The Weeping Willows nominated for 4 x CMAA ‘Golden Guitar’ awards, 4 x Country Music Channel (CMC) awards, supporting Hayes Carll, Iris DeMent, Eilen Jewell, Kinky Friedman, Cory Branan, Kevin Welch, Tim Easton and Shane Nicholson and completing a national tour in support of their sophomore album, Before Darkness Comes A-Callin’ (2016), which received four-star reviews in Rolling Stone, The Australian and The Music. A Weeping Willows performance, whether live on location or caught on tape will always delight.

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