Carpenter Caswell, are a new duo, but in name only. Allan Caswell is an Australian artist that needs no introduction. Arguably Australia’s most recorded songwriter in any genre, his career spans over 4 decades in the country music world. As an artist his much celebrated career continues to evolve, including this collaboration with Michael Carpenter. Carpenter himself is no stranger to the Australian music scene. A singer-songwriter/multi-instrumentalist/producer-engineer with well over 3 decades of involvement in the industry, he’s no slouch in the experience department. Together they’ve created the duo’s debut album, being launched at The Newsagency. The album showcases the duo’s unique interpretation of ‘Austracana’ - Australian Alternative Country music. With everything from classic old school country sounds, to bluegrass, to folk, to straight down the line country rock, the album (including 3 top ten singles), and the show they’ve put together to showcase it, takes the audience on a trip through the creative minds of 2 great Australian songwriters, and the way they see the world after a few years of being in it!
The Weeping Willows are a wonderful Melbourne based duo that are going from strength to strength. Drawing on folk, bluegrass and country music, combined with great songwriting and a unique combination of the voices of Laura Coates and An drew Wrigglesworth, the band celebrated their first Golden Guitar nominations this year for their album “Before Darkness Comes A-Callin’”. Their always captivating videos from the album have seen them become a staple on the Country Music Channel, and a rigorous touring schedule around the country over the last 18 months has seen their live show evolve into a potent display of contemporary Alternative Country.
This show promises to be one of the highlights of the Sydney Alternative Country calendar, with 2 acts at the top of their game, showcasing great music from their newest albums. A show not to be missed!