Elwood Myre is a young Australian troubadour with a head full of ideas and a closet full of ghosts. In late 2011, after receiving an old guitar from an estranged relative and experiencing a prolific series of recurring dreams, Elwood dropped everything and submerged into his own eclectic realm of songwriting. This Galvanizing change eventually led to him meeting mandolin player Hunter Beasley, a spirited young lad with a fervid appetite for song, beer and music. With no intent to waste time the pair quickly started cutting their teeth around the East Coast of Australia, embalming crowds with their folk-laden Americana flavour. This is where the pair discovered and honed their lifeblood; Songs. In October 2014, endowed with a sound that’s smooth and warm like bubble gum, the pair stumbled into Vienna People Recordings where they tracked their debut album live in 4 days. Now, with an exciting release under his belt and an ever-growing resume, Elwood Myre is proving every day to be an exciting addition to Australian music.
With equal measures of country heartbreak, down-home blues and rock’n’roll swagger Kris Morris throws down songs that cut deep; full of life and truth. He lights things up and makes them burn. It’s brokenness made beautiful. And, somehow, always with a wry smile.
In the last year Kris has become a fixture of country legend, Bill Chambers’, songwriting sessions. It’s where he’s re-found his creative spark amongst a community of kindred spirits totally committed to the craft. Bill says “we discovered this guy – one of the most talented people i’ve ever met – he’s the real deal.” Kris also found a cosy home in Kasey Chamber’s alt-country jam band “mama’s secret garden.” Thursday nights took him to another universe.
With a bunch of new songs and a few prods from his new friends Kris found himself up at Nash Chambers’ foggy mountain studios making a record with Kasey Chambers in the producer’s chair. Recorded totally live, the album is a spontaneous explosion of heart and soul. Dirty, loud, bleak and beautiful.
Drawing inspiration from artists such as Bon Iver, Ben Howard and Tallest Man on Earth ...24 year old Matt Dewar (aka “Direwolf”) is a stout product of the undiscovered indie/folk movement.
Willowy encompasses the musical nature of 21 year old, Indie (nu)-folk singer/songwriter Brittany Green. This creative aspect of her personality delves into the darker issues of life, much like the Celtic legend of the Willow tree and its ability to draw deep emotions to the surface.
What: Elwood Myre + Kris Morris + Direwolf + Willowy
Where: The Rhythm Hut, 135 Faunce St, Gosford
When: Saturday 16th May, 7.30pm
Tickets: $10 + presale/$15 door. On sale Now