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Nick Payne "Rise Up Like a River" Supporter's Album Launch

Nick Payne of Dear Orphans fame is releasing his debut solo album on September 1. Prior to that he's putting on a show for supporters who've pre-ordered his album via Pozible.

Nick will play all twelve songs from "Rise Up Like A River" in order, plus a few more, and talk about the writing and recording of those songs. Joining him on stage will be Jolyon Gray on dobro and mandolin, as well as Ben Thomas on banjo -- both members of the Dear Orphans band.

A support act will be announced shortly.

Click "Register Now" to attend this gig.

Visit to learn more about "Rise Up Like A River", and pre-order a copy.

If you haven't pre-ordered a CD you can still attend this gig, but it will cost you $20... and you'll get a free CD. Just follow the link above.

"Sydney alt-bluegrass troubadour Nick Payne might have remained a weekend picker with a drawer full of songs, but the stars aligned when a move back to Sydney after working around Australia coincided with an impulse purchase of his dream guitar (a Martin D28). A friend turned him on to Ryan Adams' ‘Heartbreaker’ album, and Nick Payne discovered to his surprise that he was a country music fan. Musically rooted In bluegrass and Americana, Payne’s music crosses borders and blends cultures. Nick Payne sings of our scoundrels, pioneers and history; capturing the sparse character of the unpopulated bush, but bringing an urban, rootsy sensibility very much of the present yet unashamed of its influences." - Kristin Moore 2015



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