Roots and Branches Australian Tour 2018
The Barn at Wombat Flat is thrilled to be part of the Roots and Branches Australian Tour 2018 for Nashville based Australian artists Kristy Cox with Australia’s premier honky-tonk singer, Travis List! Joining with them for a truly special night of roots and bluegrass music will be The Weeping Willows.
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’.
Travis List has quickly become known as one of Australia’s premier male Honky Tonk artists. His songs resonate with authenticity, his voice holds its own with the best of them and his live shows leave fans remembering why they first fell in love with country music.
The Weeping Willows
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.
This one is surely a night not to be missed!
Artists in residence for this show:
Vicki has participated in group exhibitions at the Barossa Regional Gallery. ‘Barossa Illuminated’ was an opportunity to create a digital projection of an art piece for display on the face of the building. Last year, a watercolour of Vicki’s was chosen to represent the Barossa Valley Council in a state banner competition. Vicki’s entry went on to win second place in the state. Vicki has also entered a pastel in ‘Unearthed’ and an audio installation for the Barossa Cooker Book Exhibition at the Barossa Regional Gallery. She has curated the first two exhibitions at the Lambert Estate Gallery and exhibited her work in the ‘Portrayal’ Exhibit in 2017. Most of Vicki’s sales are from exhibiting her work in local wineries, cafes and Art at Auburn Gallery and from her Instagram page. Her work is currently on display in Dell’uva Wines Greenock. Vicki is participating ‘Drawing on Country’ at Vasse Virgin at Seppeltsfield, ‘With a Twist’ in Auburn and ‘Synchronicity’ Dell’uva SALA exhibitions in 2018.
Sue, a singer-songwriter who performed with her band The Sourdoughs at The Barn in July, is relatively new to creative expression through art.
Leading up to her retirement, she was hooked on Encaustic Painting, after completing some local workshops. She is mesmerised by the creative process and the diverse characteristics of molten wax, pigments, and shellac.
Like with her songwriting, Sue is inspired by nature, its simple beauty and inherent textures. Horizons often feature in Sue’s pieces.
Our partner for this event is Ricca Terra Farms. Ricca Terra Vintners is 16 years in the making. Ashley & Holly Ratcliff have grown and sold their grapes to some of the greatest winemakers in Australia. Today, Ricca Terra Vintners has established the mantra to blend grape varieties in the vineyard rather than in the winery….and make wines of interest with stories to tell!
Gates open 5:30pm, music at 7:00pm. Great wines from Ricca Terra and some winter warming food will be available for purchase. No BYO food or drink please…..you’ll thank us!