AMBER JOY POULTON
Amber Joy Poulton has kept true to her promise & love of country music’s old school feel with her new album Pretty Pennies & forever channels her idols Loretta Lynn, Tammy Wynette, Patsy Cline & Dolly Parton when writing & performing.
Country music fans will love these news songs that evoke her thoughtful song-writing process where Amber joined forces once more with her producer & co-writer Sam Hawksley and new co-writing partner, SA singer/songwriter Kelly Brouhaha. There are many surprises on this album including an autobiography of AJ’s life so far with “Goodbye From Me” & “Ruby’s Reply” a very special song that has been 10 years in the making & inspired by her favourite American male artist, Kenny Rogers’ hit Ruby, Don’t Take Your Love To Town.
Amber Joy is possessed by how country music used to be & this revealing fourth original album adds to her versatility alongside her two tribute albums. She has toured extensively throughout Australia & overseas with Nashville, Norfolk Island & the high seas aboard Cruisin Country for three extraordinary cruises as well as her yearly trek to Tamworth & country music festivals like Boyup Brook, Gympie Muster, Mildura, Horsham, Riverland & more but it’s her touring the country with theatre show Coal Miner’s Daughter that has garnered fans from every performance with her astounding ability to put down the song writing cap & take on the role of Loretta Lynn in theatres all over Australia.
Her performances are funny, moody & tongue in cheek with little redemption for those who have wronged in the killer lyrics. Her songs breathe Patsy, Dolly & Tammy & have all the charm of a by-gone era, to which she feels aligned.
Michaela Jenke plus Reid Sampson
“A dose of “Authentic country with attitude”!
Michaela’s debut EP, ‘Diamonds Outta Dirt’ (2017), was recorded and produced by one of Australia’s most respected musicians, Bill Chambers. Since then she has caught the eye of numerous big names in the Australian country music scene; having performed with and supported artists including; Catherine Britt, Adam Harvey, Amber Lawrence, Andrew Swift,
Bill Chambers plus many more.
May 2020 saw Michaela team up with Melbourne alt country outlaw, Gareth Leach for the release of their duet collaboration, ‘My Crime’. The song debuted at #3 on the iTunes Country Chart.
Michaela has worked hard to study and explore her craft; having graduated from the CMAA Senior Academy of Country Music (2017), winning the Tamworth CMF Coca-Cola Battle of The New Stars (2018), & has hosted her own radio program ‘Counter Country’, on her local community radio station (2018-2020).
Early 2021 will see Michaela step into the studio to record brand new music, with singles to be released later this year.
This year we offered an Emerging Artist Scholarship to eight of 25 applicants. In addition to music business mentorship with artist Kelly Brouhaha, sound tips from engineer John Simpson and venue tips from owner Mike Roberts, scholarship winners get to perform a couple of songs at the start of a show. We are really looking forward to hearing Gemma Louise kick off this magic night at The Barn at Wombat Flat!
Gemma Louise is a young country singer from the outskirts of the Clare Valley, South Australia. Gemma was the recipient of the much sought after ‘Len and Lorraine Wakefield memorial award’. This is a monetary scholarship from the Adelaide Country Music Club, which has enabled Gemma to pursue her music career. Cleaning up the country music awards in South Australia, Gemma won multiple categories at the Barmera Country Music Festival, Burra Country Music Festival, Laura Country Music Festival and The Aristocrats Talent Quest at the Tamworth Country Music Festival. Her debut original music will be released at the end of 2021.
Our feature visual artists: Jed and Jim Dunstan
The Barn at Wombat Flat offers a visual art exhibition at each show. We are proud to kick off with a local father and son team for our first four shows. So much talent in one family…hopefully Ronda will bring along some of her pottery!
Jed Dunstan is a cartoonist/illustrator based at Ngapala SA. Jed has been drawing for as long as he can remember. After finishing his schooling in 2005 he started shearing and doing other agriculture related jobs, Jed now lives and works on his farm at Ngapala in South Australia.
Jed started drawing weekly editorial cartoons for the Stock Journal in 2015. His cartoon “Drawing Conclusions” is now published across Australian Community Media’s (ACM) rural newspaper network including the Stock Journal-South Australia, the Stock & Land – Victoria, Queensland Country Life and the North Queensland Register. Jed also draws a single panel gag cartoon titled “The Rabbit Trap”, which is published weekly.
Each year Jed creates two calendars, one depicting life in The Australian shearing industry. The other is a collection of The Rabbit Trap cartoons.
Jed draws is cartoons with pencil and ink pens on paper. He mostly scans his hand drawn line work and colours digitally but occasionally colours by hand for special projects.
Jim Dunstan is an artist based at Ngapala in the mid north of South Australia. Jim lives and works on his farming property named Gumvale where he has made a huge effort to preserve the native bushlands and revegetate large sections of his property. His artwork has appeared around Australia and overseas. Several of his paintings have been purchased by private collectors.
Jim mainly paints using oils or acrylic on canvas and board. He also paints with underglaze on stoneware tiles which are displayed around SA. His tile table tops depicting local history are displayed in public areas throughout the Mitcham council zones. He has also painted tiles for projects in other areas around SA and the APY lands.
Jim is also a stone mason. He has used his skills to complete large landscaping projects in his local towns of Eudunda and Marrabel. Most of Jim’s stone walls feature more of his artwork on tiles, hand painted with historical images and information from the area. Tiles are inlayed into the stone walls for the public to view when they visit the town gardens. While landscaping the towns gardens, Jim worked with school students from Eudunda Area School, St Johns primary and Robertstown primary.
Jim has conducted several other community art projects working with locals, often as part of SALA. He has painted murals in the Kapunda and Eudunda. He also worked for 10 years with primary and high school students, teaching them about the environment and sustainable food production. Often he would use artwork with gardening to help teach and make it more interesting for his students.
More recently Jim won the 2020 Clare Valley portrait prize and people’s choice for the Burra portrait prize.
Ricca Terra Wines, Barossa Street Food, Eudunda Bakery goods, beer, soft drinks, hot drinks for you to purchase on the night.
NO BYO FOOD OR DRINK PLEASE.
Gates open 5:30pm / Show 7:00pm