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LEAVING JACKSON

The Johnny Cash and June Carter Show

Jeff Carter together with Brooke McMullen bring to life a captivating and unforgettable musical concert not to be missed.

Featuring all of the great songs Cash has covered and bands he performed with. June Carter, The Highway Men, Dolly Parton and much more.

Website : www.leavingjackson.com

Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/leavingjackson/

BRAD BUTCHER

When your hear people talk about Brad Butcher as an Australian Songwriter or more importantly as a person the same few words are thrown around … Honest, Genuine, Hardworking and Brad’s hard work is now receiving the accolades he so richly deserves being awarded the NEW TALENT OF THE YEAR at the 2018 Golden Guitar Awards of Australia, held in Tamworth NSW, and the 2018 Queensland Music Award Country Song of the Year.

2017 was a breakout year for Butcher who released his third album in August to wide spread praise from the Australian music industry. The album peaked at #4 on the iTunes Country Albums Chart and features the award winning single Well Dressed Man, title track From The Bottom Of A Well and HIT SINGLE – Crawl, Beg & Cry.

In today’s digital age, an ‘Aussie” artist like Brad Butcher is part of a dying breed. You see Brad isn’t about writing to please a certain demographic nor aiming for fame or fortune. Brad is about telling his story in the only way he knows, with honesty, in his unique writing quality and with a refreshing view of his world. Above all though, Brads songs share a message of hope and inspiration within that is attracting an ever growing audience.

Website: https://bradbutcher.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bradbutchermusic/

THE SONGS OF DOLLY PARTON…STARRING BROOKE MCMULLEN

Starring Brooke McMullen, at just 23 she is a superstar in the making. After huge success as June Carter in the hit show “Leaving Jackson” Brooke is thrilled to now pay tribute to one of the biggest names in music.

This new and uplifting show that celebrates the decades-long success of Dolly Parton, the most honoured female country performer of all time.

The songs of Dolly Parton will feature all your favourites, from “9 to 5”, “Jolene” “Rocking Years” “Islands in the streams” “Blue Smoke” “Apple Jack” “I Will Always Love You” and many more.

From rags to riches, Dolly’s life story has remained humble and honest in her performance. After 60 years she continues to be America’s sweetheart of Country Music.

A performance not to be missed by all fans of country music.

Website : www.thesongsofdollyparton.com.au

Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/thesongsofdollyparton/

Danny Widdicombe & the Honey Sliders

The Honey Sliders are the new 70’s inspired blues / boogie project for three time ARIA Award nominated singer song writer Danny Widdicombe. Danny has win both the prestigious GW McLennan Memorial Fellowship and also a Qld Music Award and has toured the world both as a solo artist and with his band The Wilson Pickers. The rock, soul, country, blues act (think Little Feat, Ry Cooder and Allman Brothers) comprises the cream of Brisbane’s musicians. Dan Mansfield (You Am I, The Gin Club), Chris Bosley (Resin Dogs) and Ben Carstens (Mexico City).

Each member of the Honey Sliders has toured the world with their music and together they have over 80 years experience on some of the biggest stages anywhere. Their love of music from the ‘golden age’ of rock n roll records from 1965 – 1975 is a huge influence on their sound.

Danny is about to celebrate his 23rd anniversary of living with leukaemia and he’s not wasting any time or taking his music for granted.

Alan Boyle & Blues Arcadia

Blues Arcadia deliver an uninhibited old-fashioned soul stomp revival, combining the legendary soul of Stax and Motown with the heat and power of the Chicago and Memphis blues.

Formed in Brisbane around the song writing partnership of vocalist Alan Boyle and guitarist Chris Harvey with collaborators and partners-in-crime Jeremy Klysz (bass), Parmis Rose (keys) and Casper Hall (drums), they received a 2017 Australian Blues Music Award and a 2017 Australian Roots Music Award nomination for their debut self-titled EP release.

Crowd favourites at festivals like Thredbo Blues, Woodford Folk Festival and Blues On Broadbeach, Blues Arcadia have now delivered a brand-new record brimful of style, passion and attitude.

TWILIGHT ON THE TRAIL

Jen Mize and Mark Sholtez

Link to video: https://youtu.be/3j2WvdhVN8o https://youtu.be/3j2WvdhVN8o

Twilight on the Trail is a beautifully rendered collection of iconic cowboy songs from the golden era of American popular music.

This collaborative work from Jen Mize and Mark Sholtez takes a fresh look at the music of the great cowboy crooners (Gene Autry, Roy Rogers, Dale Evans, Sons of the Pioneers), and like the landscape that inspired these songs, the album is rich in musical detail yet remains wonderfully open and spacious.

Jen Mize grew up in a ranch house in the heart of the Mojave Desert with dreams of being a rodeo queen. A descendant of the Native American Lumbee people, for Jen the stories captured in these old cowboy songs often run parallel to her own story and her childhood experiences exploring the rugged terrain of the Sierra Nevada and the Rocky Mountains.

Sholtez however has a vastly different connection to this music. He came to know the old west through a Hollywood lens, and in the form of the singing cowboy. Ultimately, it was Sholtez’s ongoing fascination with these lonesome cowboy chronicles, underscored by a perfect Hollywood soundtrack, that inspired the recording of Twilight on the Trail.

On first listen, it’s clear that Mize and Sholtez are the real deal. Building on their existing bodies of creative work and drawing from their rich and diverse musical backgrounds, they bring new life and new meaning to this timeless material. From the playful to-and-fro of “Lights of Old Santa Fe” and “My Rifle, My Pony and Me”, to the understated “Wand’rin’ Star”, and unapologetically heartbreaking “Black Hills of Dakota”, Mize and Sholtez’s vocal performances are charming, honest, and personal, highlighting both their commitment and connection to these songs. As a result, Twilight on the Trail feels equally nostalgic and unexpected.

JEN MIZE

JEN MIZE possesses the rare ability to live in a wide range of musical worlds with absolute authenticity. Her music can be both commanding and subtle, and draws on a diverse range of influences from Sarah Vaughan and James Taylor, to Bonnie Raitt and John Prine.

A descendant of the Lumbee Tribe of Native Americans, Mize hails from a family of Georgia cotton and North Carolina tobacco farmers, Appalachian moonshiners, and growers of what she likes to winkingly refer to as “questionable crops.”

Through the success of her national radio program Three Chords and the Truth (with Paddy McHugh), this celebrated songwriter and recording artist is also recognised as one of Australia’s foremost authorities on Americana and Alt-Country music.

In April 2016, Jen brought 26 songs down to the central coast of New South Wales to record the 12 track album ‘Warnings & Wisdom’ with Aria, APRA & Golden Guitar winning producer & songwriter Shane Nicholson.

Website: http://www.jenmize.com/

MARK SHOLTEZ

Mark Sholtez is an ARIA nominated, APRA award winning songwriter and recording artist. His music crosses musical borders to take in elements of country, modern day Americana, and Laurel Canyon folk.

 

In addition to his own major label releases, Mark has a long history of collaboration with some of Australia’s finest songwriter’s and musicians including such top Country Music stars as Troy Cassar-Daley, Shane Nicholson, Bill Chambers and James Blundell.

Billy Guy

Performing a true Johnny Cash experience.

Having grown up in South Australia on a family owned farming property, Billy has always had a strong connection with the land and its people. At a young age, he showed talent as a singer and musician be it at the small local church and as he hit his youth playing professionally.

With many years of being a full-time professional performer, Billy has performed in major clubs and at music festivals, corporate events and more…

Johnny Cash songs have always been a major in his large repertoire.His convincing vocal impressions have always blown audiences away!

If you love the music of Johnny Cash but never got to see him live, it is a treat to see Billy singing songs as a tribute to Johnny.

 

Link to video: https://youtu.be/NAiJNglWjyA