Are you ready for a wild ride into honkytonkville?
Well, let’s hope so because Wanita, Australia’s Queen of honkytonk, is headed to Lizottes this week with singing truck driver Kate Oliver and Newcastle’s own scallywag troubador Gleny Rae Virus in what promises to be one hell of a hoedown!
And, to make things even more appealing, these three unconventional and wild chanteuses will be backed by the King of Honkytonk Rob Luckey and the Lucky Bastards.
When it comes to people who live and breathe honkytonk, you would be hard-pressed to find anyone as dedicated as Wanita.
Raised on the Murray River in Yorta Yorta country, she began singing along to Loretta Lynn and Hank Williams cassettes long before she started school.
Wanita always knew she was born to be a country star, and dreamed of performing at the Grand Ole Opry from the moment she learned to strum a guitar and press record.
With three albums under her belt (and countless miles on the road), Wanita finally realised her lifelong dream by recording an album in Nashville Tennessee.
I’m Wanita is a scorching and honest collection of self and friend penned songs,
produced by US country legend Billy Yates and recorded in the Larry Beaird Studios Nashville.
The album has captured the dichotomy of Wanita’s life and torrid mood swings, her monumental stage presence, her exceptional vocal capacity, and her deep connection with traditional country music.
With the album set to see the light of day in early 2020 along with a feature-length documentary, Wanita has just released the album’s first single – My Next Fall From Grace – a classic country number that’s also an autobiographical exploration of Wanita’s relationship with alcohol and the stage.
Catch Wanita and her Wild Women at Lizotte’s n Wednesday 2 October. get your tickets here.