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MEN FROM EARTH – LIZOTTE’S LAZY SUNDAY LUNCH

We dropped into Lizotte’s last Sunday for their Lazy Sunday lunch show with Men From Earth, it was a sensational afternoon of live music, good food and great company.

Men From Earth…. Well this was the first time we’ve had the pleasure of catching this Folk Rock band live and what a magical musical experience it was, raw and natural live music at its best.  This band is brimming with talent:  Multi-instrumentalist, Scott Bird (Pale Riders) songwriter, musical director, lead vocal, acoustic guitar, resonator guitar & harmonica, Tom Beasley, mandolin, banjo and vocals; Luke Wright, Mandocello, acoustic guitar and vocals and Robert Patey-Downes,  vocals, djembe, percussion and drums.

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This show was the last of the bands marathon ‘Wildwood Echoes’ tour, promoting their debut album.  Australia music industry icon Rob Hirst – Midnight Oil / Backsliders said of Wildwood Echoes  “Imagine the raw power of these gritty folk songs blasting from a festival pa. Imagine the sonic gut-punch of these foot-stomping blues. Men From Earth make songs that can, should, must! – be played loud and live. No bells and whistles here, no smooth edges. Turn Wildwood Echoes up  – then show up to their next gig.”  And we couldn’t agree more.

To find out more about Men From Earth go to www.menfromearth.com

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Young central Coast singer / song writer Fletcher Pilon opened the afternoon with at cracker set mixed with originals and some well-chosen covers. Fletcher finished off his set  by replacing his acoustic guitar for an electric for a pumping cover of Muddy Water’s ‘Hoochie Coochie Man’ which blew the house away.

Photos and Story, Craig Wilson: Swamp House Photography 

Written by Swamphouse

At 16 years old, on a balmy May Friday night way back in 1975. I rolled up to the Forestville Youth Centre (The Forrie Bop) tickets were a couple of dollars and the band on the night included the likes of Bon Scott, Angus Young, Malcolm Young, Paul Matters and Phil Rudd, yes ‘ACDC’ all for $2.00, can you believe that.

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