Saturday, 10 April 2021
Great Aunt + The Weeping Willows — The Cabin Collective
3:00 amThe Cabin Collective
511 High Street, Maitland, NSW, 2320
From the organiser...
There’s a buzz about Great Aunt: theirs is a joyous and eclectic approach to making sometimes-sorrowful music.
Join them at The Cabin Collective, Maitland, for the first annual Americana Fest!
The day features 2021 CMAA ‘Golden Guitar’ award winners, The Weeping Willows, Great Aunt, Whistle Dixie, and New Orleans-based Zoe K. Food will also be available to purchase on site from BBQ experts, Pampa Flame.
This is a COVID safe event and tickets are limited.
Raw and austere, simple and bold; full of stomping feet and clapping hands, chants and harmonies, whispered words and soulful lament – that’s the music of Great Aunt. Listen, and you’ll hear tales of joy and grief, whiskey and wine, gratitude and purpose-seeking.
Formed in 2016, the duo is a collaboration between songwriter/instrumentalists Megan Bird (mandolin, guitar, vocals) and Chelsea Allen (double bass, vocals, percussion), and draws inspiration from the traditions of old time, bluegrass, and gospel music, with loving and subtle homage to the pair’s diverse background in punk, jazz, soul, and folk music.
The Weeping Willows:
2021 CMAA ‘Golden Guitar’ award winners, The Weeping Willows (Laura Coates and Andrew Wrigglesworth) are a couple of old souls, steeped in Bluegrass tradition and draped in Gothic Americana imagery. They regale their audiences with stories of sunshine and romance, God and The Devil, murder and decay. Real music.
2015-2020 has seen The Weeping Willows nominated for 8 x CMAA awards, 4 x CMC awards, performing at AmericanaFest (USA), Folk Alliance International (USA), Maverick Festival (UK), Port Fairy Folk Festival and Out On The Weekend plus supporting Lukas Nelson (USA), Hayes Carll (USA), Iris DeMent (USA), Eilen Jewell (USA), Willie Watson (USA), Cory Branan (USA), Kevin Welch (USA), Shane Nicholson and Lachlan Bryan. A Weeping Willows performance, whether live or caught on tape, will always delight.