WOMAD pics + 2 guests this week

img_27501Exclusive pictures from WOMADelaide 2017 are up on the blog – The Waifs, Kelly Menhennett, East Pointers, Xylouris White, The Specials and many more at this link.

The Warsaw Village Band get their own collection here.

In other news we’ll have two guests live in the studio this week:

sarah carrollSARAH CARROLL (Vic)   Sarah has performed at most of Australia’s high-profile festivals over a 25 year career. She will be launching her latest album Star Parade  in March with new band The Left Wing, featuring ace producer and multi-instrumentalist Leigh Ivin on guitars and her supernaturally talented son George on bass.

Sarah has worked with Suzannah Espie, Jackie Marshall, Mick Thomas, Aine Tyrrell, Marcel Borrack, Kerri Simpson, Matt Walker, Chris Altmann, Dan Warner, Andy Baylor, Jeff Lang, Rusty Berther and Chris Wilson amongst many others, and is considered a fine writer, performer and arranger by her peers. Sarah is much in demand as a live and studio backing vocalist and has added her harmony singing to albums by artists as diverse as Joel Silbersher and Judy Small.  Playing March 24: Stone Pony with Josh Rennie-Hynes, Willunga.  March 25: Grace Emily, Adelaide with The Heggarties.  March 26: Globe Hotel, Yongola SA

Jjosh rhOSH RENNIE-HYNES  (Qld)  There’s been a real buzz building around Josh Rennie-Hynes in the last few years. Relatively new to the scene, he’s quickly garnered praise as one of the Australia’s finest young songwriters.

Rennie-Hynes lives and breathes his music and songs, and this passion for his craft burns bright for all to see. He combines his love of honest and raw storytelling with deep introspection to create songs that are timeless and familiar, yet uniquely his own.

2014 saw him release his debut album ‘February’ through MGM. The album was produced and recorded by ARIA award winning artist, Shane Nicholson and received critical acclaim.

In late 2015, Rennie-Hynes stepped back into his studio on the family farm in Woodford, Queensland, to begin work on his second album. The album, titled ‘Furthermore’ is a stunning collection of 11 songs that were recorded over the period of three weeks.  The result is an album which is organic, cohesive, yet also eclectic, with Rennie-Hynes’ warm and assured vocal providing the common thread throughout.

‘Furthermore’ was released in late August 2016, and has been garnering incredible reviews:  “It is clear that Rennie-Hynes is one of the leading lights of Australian Alt-Country with a gift for storytelling that brings to mind Paul Kelly and Jeff Tweedy of Wilco. 4 out of 5 Stars” The Courier Mail

Playing March 24: Stone Pony with Sarah Carroll & The Left Wing, Willunga.  March 31: Trinity Sessions, Clarence Park with Jeff Lang.