PBS Presents ‘Follow Me to Tennessee’ with Lachlan Bryan & The Wildes * Dan Waters * The Weeping Willows
Award-winning Melbourne artists Dan Waters and Lachlan Bryan & The Wildes are teaming up with Americana-sweethearts The Weeping Willows for a Southern-style country/roots extravaganza in Victoria NSW before the three acts travel to Tennessee to continue live touring.
Bryan and The Wildes took out the coveted Golden Guitar for Alt-Country Album of the Year at the 2014 Country Music Awards of Australia, whilst Waters’ debut La Vita Bella won last year’s The Age Music Victoria Award for Best Country Album amongst a string of other accolades.
“Bryan and band have a peculiar talent for engaging with the tropes and mores of the country/Americana tradition while imbuing their songs with pathos, sharp pop sensibilities, and a uniquely Australian outlook” says Gareth Hipwell of Country Update, whilst Denise Hylands of Twang calls Bryan “a truly gifted talent…who’s songs sit comfortably alongside storytellers John Prine and Townes Van Zandt”.
Waters’ unique southern delivery conjured up comparisons to Tod Snider and even Merle Haggard, with Rhythms Magazine editor Martin Jones describing him as a “charming and completely convincing character who’s songs are consistently affecting”.
All three acts are headed to Nashville for the 2014 Americana Festival and Conference – but in the meantime they’re inviting YOU to “Follow me to Tennessee!”
Friday 4th July – Revolver Bandroom Prahan 8p.m $15 www.revolverupstairs.com.au
Sunday 13th July – Old Hepburn Hotel Hepburn Springs 4p.m $20 www.oldhepburnhotel.com.au
Friday 18th July – Holgate Brewery Wooden www.holgatebrewhouse.com
(Lachlan Bryan and Dan Waters ONLY)
Saturday 19th July – Barwon Club Geelong 8p.m $15 www.barwonclub.com.au
Thursday 24th July – Music Man Megastore Bendigo 8p.m $10
Saturday 26th July – The Bridge Hotel Castlemaine 8.30p.m $10 www.bridgehotelcastlemaine.com
Saturday 9th August – Caravan Club Oakleigh 8p.m www.caravanmusic.com.au
Thursday 24th August – Sookie Lounge Belgrave 8p.m $10
Saturday 22nd August -Baha in Rye 8p.m $10