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NIGEL WEARNE New album Black Crow out Nov 2nd…

Nigel
Wearne is a country/folk singer-songwriter whose music has an intimate
and poignant narrative. Equipped with personally handcrafted guitars,
his music melds finger-style guitar, country twang, honky tonk and
honest storytelling. With a hint of Hank Williams and
influences including Townes Van Zandt, Steve Earle, Bob Dylan and the
spirit of Woody Guthrie, Nigel Wearne delivers dynamic and
inspired performances that will rattle your emotions.
 
In 2009,
Nigel recorded ‘Sweetest Delusion’ beginning a new chapter of
explorative song-writing. Recorded the old fashioned way to 2” tape, the
album tackles broad song themes ranging from the Aboriginal tracker,
to finding truth and selling flowers at the old folk’s home. With frayed
poetic edges and honest grit ‘Sweetest Delusion’ is an entirely
acoustic affair ‘the kind of music that really speaks’ (Forte Magazine).
 
After
a successful East Coast Tour in 2011 with performances in Melbourne,
Canberra, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, Hobart and the Blue Mountains,
Wearne is ‘capturing audiences across the country’
(Beat Magazine). Nigel has performed at various music festivals
throughout Australia, most recently including the 2012 Port Fairy Folk
Festival, 2012 Gulgong Folk Festival and the 2011 Tablelands
Folk Festival.
 
In early 2012, he fine-tuned his sound by forming
country/folk band Nigel Wearne & The Cast Iron Promises, with Dan
Watkins (mandolin), Kat Mear (fiddle/viola) and Andy Scott
(double-bass). After performing solo for 3 years, The Cast Iron Promises
bring rich harmonies, distinctive arrangements and new life to
Wearne’s music.
 
Nigel’s highly anticipated upcoming album ‘Black
Crow’ will be released on November 2 and was recorded by Adelaide’s
Mick Wordley (Jeff Lang, Chris Whitley, Jordie Lane). The 12-song
collection showcases Nigel’s diversity, from the rollicking debut single
‘Stealth’, to the gypsy tones of ‘Beautiful Blue’ and the brooding
biographical tale ‘Pemulwuy’. ‘Black Crow’ exhibits Nigel Wearne as one
of Australia’s emerging songwriters, and tells stories of mischievous
bank robbers, wandering poets and his love of eggs.


With
the November album release and appearances at the upcoming JamGrass
Festival, Dorrigo Folk & Bluegrass Festival and Harrietville
Bluegrass Convention, Nigel’s 2012/2013 summer season is off to a flying
start.

BLACK CROW ALBUM TOUR:

3rd – 5th Oct Crave Sydney International Food Festival – Brown Brothers Music Stage, Night Noodle Markets, NSW www.cravesydney.com 

Sat 6th Oct The Shack Folk Club – Tramshed Arts & Community Centre, Narrabeen, NSW www.shackfolk.com

Sat 20th Oct JamGrass Festival, Thornbury Theatre, VIC www.jamgrass.com.au

26th – 28th Oct Dorrigo Folk & Bluegrass Festival, NSW www.dorrigofolkbluegrass.com.au

Fri 9th Nov The Front Gallery & Cafe, Canberra ACT (Supported by The Wedded Bliss) www.frontgallerycafe.com

Sun 11th Nov Thornbury Theatre, Thornbury, VIC (Supported by Luke Watt) www.thethornburytheatre.com

15th – 18th Nov Harrietville Bluegrass Convention, Harrietville, VIC www.harrietvillebluegrass.com.au

Sun 25th Nov The Wheatsheaf Hotel, Thebarton, SA (Supported by The Hushes) www.wheatsheafhotel.com.au

Fri 30th Nov The Piping Hot Chicken Shop, Ocean Grove, VIC www.pipinghotchickenshop.com.au

For more details check out: www.facebook.com/nigelwearnemusic  

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