Lee Kernaghan is one of the all-time greats of Australian music with 38 number 1 hits and a ute load of Golden Guitar awards to his credit. Lee said “Backroad Nation” is a celebration of us, our way of life and the people who make our country great.”
Having accomplished more in his lifetime than most performers dream of, Kris Kristofferson has recorded over 30 albums and written some of the greatest songs of all time. Music fans will not want to miss the opportunity to see the original A Star Is Born legend and Country Music Hall of Fame‘s Kris Kristofferson and The Strangers!
Tex Perkins returns to the stage with his Helpmann Award winning performance of The Man In Black. Join Tex Perkins & The Tennessee Four with Rachael Tidd as they bring you the songs and stories of Johnny Cash. Tex has been performing The Man In Black for 10 years, and what better way to celebrate than with a national tour!
The “ Blood & Longing” tour will be in Auburn, SA at the Hats Courthouse – one of Neil Murray’s favourite venues in regional Australia.
DATE: Saturday, August 24th
TIME: 8 pm
VENUE: Auburn Courthouse
PRICE: $25.00 pre-booked $28.00 @door
TKS: bookings @hatsincsa.com OR T 8849 2420
What’s not to love about a Neil Murray concert? This talented Singer & Award-winning songwriter is the ultimate travelling troubadour who loves to travel this wide brown land plying his craft and gathering stories for his next song. He always captivates and inspires where ever he goes his passion and talent knows no bounds. His sensitivity and love of his country told through his songwriting makes for a wonderful night out. He has released a remarkable string of albums – the latest being Blood & Longing which will be
available on the night. Make sure you get along to what will be yet another fabulous Hats Concert.
Neil will be supported on the night by local group The Little Blue Bees
Rod and Judith Dawson are “the little blue bees” a duo presenting a mix of both original and eclectic covers. Judith is the winner of the South Australian Country Music Association’s Songwriter Award 2019, the prestigious Frank Harding award for musical excellence, as well as being a two-time finalist in the Judith Crossley songwriting award. She is an accomplished poet whose achievement has also been recognised as the winner of the CJ Dennis award for poetry.
Formed in 2017, the Big Possum Stringband are the fresh, new faces of folk. They are young, excited, and passionate about the rich legacy of traditional Appalachian music of the American South.
Tessa Dillon (fiddle) and Seth Swingle (banjo) are joined by multi-instrumentalist Evan Collins to make oldtime country music’s hottest new band, and local Adelaide born Bassist Peter Hisco, Director of the Kellycountyrpick, is joining them for the tour.
Fresh off their 1st place win at the 2018 Clifftop festival (generally regarded as the most prestigious contest in the genre), the Possums are bringing their mix of breakdowns, showpieces, ballads and rounder songs to audiences around the nation and the world.
With three-part harmonies, electrifying fiddle breaks and a pounding square-dance beat, the Big Possum Stringband creates a powerful energy that will have you stamping, yelling and dancing along.
If you’d like more information about this show, or to request an interview please call Sarah Martin (08) 8340 4697 or email Sarah at firstname.lastname@example.org
BIG POSSUM STRINGBAND
+ The Dogpatch Fiddlers
The Gov | Thu 22 Aug
Tickets: $25 + Booking Fee
Doors open @ 7:30 pm
Join Spiral Dance 4 piece, Jen Lush & Steve Lennox for a more acoustic gig at the wonderful Wheatie! $10 entry
Wanna dance? Come join us at the Wheaty on the last Saturday of August (31st) for a double header with the fabulous “Nobody’s Sweethearts”. Nobody’s Sweethearts are a local western swing band with THE BEST pedal steel and fiddle combo for miles around! . Join us for a listen and a dance at one of Adelaide’s premier live music venues. Tix at door.
Stay warm and hope to catch you at Troppo or the Wheaty over these winter months.
Friday 6 September 2019 8.00pm
with Libby O’Donovan
Tickets $40/$35 Music 8.00pm (doors 7.30pm)
140 min (includes interval)
Sunday 11 August 2019 5.00pm
Catherine Britt – 20 Years in the Biz
with Michaela Jenke
Tickets $30/$25 Music 5.00pm (doors 4.30pm)
Life has a way of throwing curveballs, both good and bad, and the last four years have seen Catherine fight and win a battle with breast cancer, marry her husband James and, give birth to their first child Hank with another one on the way. Out of those highs and lows comes her seventh studio album Catherine Britt & The Cold Cold Hearts, an album that rattles and rolls with life, energy and honest, autobiographical songwriting.
Catherine Britt will be performing songs from her EP released in 1999 right through her 20 year career, including all seven studio albums and even some b-sides and rarities. It will be a very special evening seeing Catherine in her element with just her guitar and her songs, stripping it back to where it all began, with the story and the song.
Special guest Michaela Jenke. Hailing from the Barossa Valley in South Australia, Michaela Jenke is a singer/songwriter who isn’t afraid to push the boundaries of music categorisation. At the 2018 Tamworth Country Music Festival, Michaela was named the winner of the Coca-Cola Battle of The New Stars competition, which included a performance spot to play at the closing concert of the 2018 Tamworth Country Music Festival.
140 min (includes interval)