Joining together for a truly special night of roots and bluegrass, Kristy Cox and The Weeping Willows. We're excited to welcome two of Australia's premier bluegrass acts on Thursday 16th August!
$15 presale, $20 at the door
Dinner from 6pm
Kristy Cox is the new voice in Australian bluegrass. Adored for her youthful energy infused acoustic country/bluegrass, she has been awarded with radio success and accolades for her talent. Having moved to the USA in 2013 after signing her first record deal with bluegrass label Pisgah Ridge (an imprint of Mountain Home), Kristy has just released her album ‘Ricochet’ which debuted on 6 different Billboard charts including #1 for Bluegrass Album. The first single from the album the title track ‘Ricochet’ hit #1 on the US Bluegrass Radio Chart and #1 on the Australian Country Radio Chart. Her previous album ‘Part of Me’ saw her receive three nominations and bring home the Bluegrass Recording of the year at the 2017 Australian Country Music Awards.
Her 2014 release ‘Living For The Moment’ also saw her nominated for three 2015 Australian Country Music Awards for Female Artist of the Year, Bluegrass Recording of the Year and Alternate Country Album of the Year, where she received the first ever Bluegrass Recording of the Year with her single ‘One Heartbreak Away’. With a string of number 1 hits on Radio and Country Music Television in Australia, Kristy was recently named Female Vocalist of the Year and Entertainer of the year at the Australian Independent Country Music Awards with her release ‘Miles and Timezones’.
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.
2015-2017 saw The Weeping Willows nominated for 4 x CMAA ‘Golden Guitar’ awards, 4 x Country Music Channel (CMC) awards, supporting Iris DeMent, Kinky Friedman, Hayes Carll, Eilen Jewell, Shane Nicholson and Bill Chambers and completing a national tour in support of their sophomore album, Before Darkness Comes A-Callin’ (2016), which received four-star reviews in Rolling Stone, The Australian and The Music.