Nicholson's alt country breaks loose | Gig Guide September 11

SONGSMITH: Shane Nicholson's brand of alt country and Americana has garnered him a legion of fans and awards.
SONGSMITH: Shane Nicholson's brand of alt country and Americana has garnered him a legion of fans and awards.

Palais-Hepburn

Friday: Harry Lamb (solo)

Harry Lamb is an independent alternative folk musician from regional Victoria. Characterised by his energetic live performance, soulful vocals, and upbeat foot stomping grooves, Harry has entertained many, receiving impressive reviews from young and old alike.

Saturday: Shane Nicholson with special guest Michael Waugh.

Fresh from his regular appearances on the hit ABC TV series The Recording Studio, triple ARIA award winner Shane Nicholson is heading to The Hepburn Palais.

From his early days with Brisbane's Pretty Violet Stain to his current status as one of Australia's leading proponent of Alternative Country / Americana, Shane Nicholson has become a steady and constant figure in the Australian music industry. He is highly regarded in the Alternative Country field both in Australia and the USA, and has been nominated several times at the Americana Music Awards in Nashville.

Shane has received three ARIA awards - most recently for his solo album Hell Breaks Loose in 2015 and for his hit collaborations with Kasey Chambers - Rattlin' Bones and Wreck and Ruin. He has also won CMAA 10 Golden Guitar Awards, including 2018 Male Artist of the Year, and an APRA award.

He is also in demand as a record producer with credits including Alex Lloyd, Beccy Cole, and Tori Forsyth.

"Nicholson' is a uniquely compelling voice in Australian songwriting - it lives and breathes in the songsmith's singular melodies, crooked humour, and short, pithy lines gently delivered." Rolling Stone Magazine

"One of the country's finest songwriters" Rhythms Magazine

Michael Waugh's new album The Weir reaches up from the dried, cracked heart of Gippsland's irrigation reservoir - Lake Glenmaggie - asking what it means to grow up Australian.

He examines Aussie rock classics, watching dinner with your partner in front of Neighbours, the economic devastation of rural communities, the death-wish of boys in country towns, racism and homophobia.

The Weir is Michael Waugh's third album. It follows The Asphalt & The Oval (winner 2018 The Age Music Victoria Awards Best Folk and Roots Album) and 2016's What We Might Be (Golden Guitar Award nomination 2017) and is Michael's third studio project with Shane Nicholson.

"The Weir is a lyrical and musical tour de force. These songs have few equals in the current Australian music scene." Eric Bogle

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