Date Wednesday 6th July
Tickets $10 (+bf)
The Weeping Willows, Andrew Wrigglesworth and Laura Coates, are a couple of old souls, steeped in bluegrass tradition and draped in gothic Americana imagery. They regale their audience with stories of sunshine and romance, God and The Devil, murder and decay. Real music.
The Willows make their QLD debut to launch their brand new album, Before Darkness Comes A-Callin', recorded in Los Angeles with 4 time Grammy Award winning engineer Ryan Freeland (Bonnie Raitt, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Ray LaMontagne, Ramblin' Jack Elliott). This will be a celebration of not only the album but all of the wonderful Pozible supporters who helped make it happen!
The Weeping Willows are thrilled to be joined by Americana Darling and #realdeal Jen Mize!
"...timeless arrangements spanning folk, hillbilly and classic country sounds. It's fair to say The Weeping Willows are to Melbourne what Dave Rawlings & Gillian Welch are to Nashville." ~ Country Update Magazine.
"With Before Darkness Comes A Callin’, The Weeping Willows have delivered a world class Americana album ingrained with integrity and a good tip of the hat to the traditional elements of the genre. If this is the current quality of Americana music in Australia, we’re in good hands..." ~Americana Australia.
"The record is a stunning evolution for a band who don’t take their musical craft lightly; an impressive masterclass in songwriting and storytelling, Before Darkness Comes A-Callin’ is definitely an album worth spending some time with..." ~ Tone Deaf.
"Their authenticity and craft as singers, as songwriters and in Andrew Wrigglesworth's sublime guitar playing makes this a hypnotic and alluring album. They've taken a detour down some darker and moodier paths this time and it works exceedingly well. Dark folk, blues and country musings on nature, death and doomed romance suit them well and puts Wrigglesworth and Laura Coates right up there with the finest Americana music you'll hear this year..." ~ theMusic.com.au.