Song premiere: Justin Bernasconi ‘Winter Pick’

Justin Bernasconi

Justin Bernasconi, best known as a key member of The Stillsons, releases his masterful new solo album Winter Pick today. Produced by Jeff Lang, the album brings together exquisite musicianship and songwriting across the roots spectrum from blues, to folk, to bluegrass, and also includes performances from Lang, Pete Fidler, Hat Fitz and many more.

Drawing on inspiration from the likes of Mississippi John Hurt, John Fahey, Leo Kotke and Bert Jansch, it’s the perfect soundtrack for this time of year, so those in Melbourne can catch him and Basement Discs from 12:45 today, May 2, or see further tour dates below.

Have a listen to this tune from an album the critics are already raving about.

TOUR DATES

Friday 2nd May – Basement Discs, Melbourne VIC
24 Block Pl, Melbourne CBD
In-store performance 12:45pm

Saturday 3rd to Sunday 4th May – Karuah Bluegrass Music Festival, NSW

Friday 30th May – The Ranges Concert Lounge, Upwey VIC
w. The Dukes of Thornbury; Pete Fidler (dobro/mandolin) and Luke Richardson (double bass) Support; Cat Canteri.
351 Glenfern Rd, Upwey, Upwey
For dinner reservations Ph. 9754 5707
Music from 8pm | Entry $15

Saturday 7th June – Pizza and Wine Club, Kyneton, VIC
w. The Dukes of Thornbury; Pete Fidler (dobro/mandolin) and Ben Franz (double bass)
46 High St, Kyneton 2 sets | 8pm | Free entry

Friday 13th June – The Bendigo Folk Club, Bendigo VIC
w. The Dukes of Thornbury; Pete Fidler (dobro/mandolin) and Ben Franz (double bass)
Under the Grandstand, Queen Elizabeth Oval, View Street, Bendigo
Tickets available at the door | $25 or $20 members and concession
2 sets | Music starts 8pm

Friday 20th June – Newport Folk Club, Newport VIC
w. The Dukes of Thornbury; Pete Fidler (dobro/mandolin) and Ben Franz (double bass)
Newport Bowls Club, 4 Market St, Newport VIC 3015
Doors open 8pm, music starts 8.30pm | $15/10 member or concession on the door

Saturday 21st June – Guitar Workshop – Newport Folk Club, Newport VIC

Wednesday 2nd July – The Song Factory, Sydney NSW
Royal Cricketers Arms, Reservoir Rd, Blacktown
7pm Sharp | Free entry

Thursday 3rd July – Treehouse Café, Byron Bay NSW
w. Special guest Ben Franz on double bass
25 Childe St, Byron Bay NSW 2481
2 sets | 7.30pm | Free entry

Friday 4th July – Taps, Mooloolaba QLD
w. Special guest Ben Franz on double bass
Corner of Brisbane Road and Mooloolaba Esplanade, Mooloolaba
2 sets 5 – 7pm | 2 sets 9 – 11pm | Free entry

Saturday 5th July – The Royal Mail, Goodna QLD
w. Special guest Ben Franz on double bass
92 Brisbane Terrace, Goodna
2 Sets | 12.30pm | Free entry

Saturday 5th July – She Oak Shack, Fingal Head NSW
w. Special guest Ben Franz on double bass
64 Fingal Road, Fingal Head NSW
2 sets | 7pm | Free entry

Sunday 6th July – Queens St Mall, Brisbane QLD
w. Special guest Ben Franz on double bass
Queen Street Mall, Queen St Brisbane QLD
3 Sets | 12pm | Free

Sunday 6th July – LiveSpark, The Powerhouse, Brisbane QLD
w. Special guest Ben Franz on double bass
119 Lamington St, New Farm
4.30pm | Free entry

Sunday 6th July – Lefty’s Old Time Music Hall, Brisbane QLD
w. Special guest Ben Franz on double bass
15 Caxton St, Brisbane
3 Sets | 8pm | Free entry

Thursday 10th July – 5 Church St, Bellingen NSW
w. Special guest Ben Franz on double bass
5 Church Street, Bellingen
Dinner reservations and show bookings 02 6655 0155
$15 on the door

Friday 11th July – Mofo Folk Club, Sydney NSW
w. Special guest Ben Franz on double bass
The Gaelic Club (Upstairs), Surry Hills

Saturday 12th July – Smith’s Alternative Bookshop, Canberra ACT
w. Special guest Ben Franz on double bass
76 Alinga St, Canberra ACT 2601

Sunday 3rd August – Thornbury Theatre, Melbourne VIC
w. The Dukes of Thornbury; Pete Fidler (dobro/mandolin) and Ben Franz (double bass)
859 High St, Thornbury VIC 3071

Friday 8th August – Yackandandah Hotel, Yackandandah VIC
w. The Dukes of Thornbury; Pete Fidler (dobro/mandolin) and Ben Franz (double bass)
30 High Street, Yackandandah
2 sets | 8.30pm | Free

Saturday 9th August – Fairlight Folk, Sydney NSW
w. The Dukes of Thornbury; Pete Fidler (dobro/mandolin) and Ben Franz (double bass)
3 William St, Fairlight

Sunday 10th August – The Junkyard, Maitland NSW
w. The Dukes of Thornbury; Pete Fidler (dobro/mandolin) and Ben Franz (double bass)
88 Church St, Maitland
5pm | Free

Friday 22nd August – The Wheatsheaf, Adelaide SA
39 George St, Thebarton SA 5031

Saturday 23rd August – The Singing Gallery, McLaren Vale SA
133 Main Rd McLaren Vale
Doors open 7.30pm, music starts 8pm

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