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Nashville, TN USA | Sep 10, 2019 - Sep 14, 2019

Sounds Australia is excited to return to Nashville, Tennessee next month to coordinate multiple showcase events and industry networking opportunities at the annual AMERICANAFEST. Now in its 20th year, the festival attracts a wide range of artists from all across the globe who fit into the broad church of Americana music. Six Australian acts have been officially selected to showcase at AMERICANAFEST this year, while a number of other Australians will make the journey to Nashville for the event, to play in a city renowned for its abundance of live music.

In the spirit of collaboration and kinship which makes the Americana scene so vibrant, Sounds Australia will once again host a series of “in the round” sets at the Bluebird Cafe on the opening night of AMERICANAFEST, Tuesday September 10. Across four one-hour sets, three Australian artists will share the stage at each time, swapping stories and songs at one of Nashville’s most iconic and revered venues. Tickets will be available through The Bluebird Cafe’s website closer to the date.

This year A Taste Of Australia moves to a new home, a new day and a new time: InDo, in the afternoon of Thursday September 12. The showcase runs in our “Two For The Showcase” style, giving each act a two-song performance (approximately 10 minute sets with a five minute change over in-between).

THE AUSSIE BBQ Nashville remains the largest showcase of Australian Americana artists in North America. On Saturday September 14 at The 5 Spot in East Nashville, there will be almost seven hours of live music from the Australians showcasing at this year’s AMERICANAFEST. Entry to the event is free, allowing delegates and the people of Nashville an opportunity to witness some of Australia’s best Americana talent. Not just a great showcase name, THE AUSSIE BBQ will feature actual Australian BBQ, so come early and grab yourself some free food. Expect some special surprises at this showcase too.

Australia will also be represented in the conference component of AMERICANAFEST. Dobe Newton of The Bushwackers will join a panel of experts to discuss the economic and cultural value of music production and performance, in particular at the grassroots level. The panel, entitled Valuing Music And The Arts, will be held at The Westin Nashville on Friday September 13 at 12:30pm.

Australian artists who have played AMERICANAFEST include All Our Exes Live In Texas, Amber Lawrence, Ben Wright Smith, Brian Cadd, Catherine Britt, Colin Hay, CW Stoneking, Fanny Lumsden, Henry Wagons, Immigrant Union, Imogen Clark, Jordie Lane, Kasey Chambers, Liz Stringer, Lucie Thorne, Mia Dyson, Mustered Courage, Oh Pep!, Paul Kelly, Ruby Boots, Russell Morris, Shane Nicholson, Taasha Coates and Tommy Emmanuel.

SOUNDS AUSTRALIA SHOWCASES

TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 10
THE BLUEBIRD CAFE

4104 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville
Tickets available soon

Hosted by Dobe Newton from The Bushwackers

SET 1
6.05pm – 6.55pm

Sinead Burgess
Matt Ward
Great Aunt

SET 2
7.05pm – 8.00pm

Brad Butcher
David Garnham
Melody Moko

SET 3
9.05pm – 9.55pm

Nathan Seeckts
Little Georgia
Tristen Bird

SET 4
10.05pm – 11.00pm

The Maes
Falls
Monique Clare

THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 12
A TASTE OF AUSTRALIA
InDo, 632 Fogg St, Nashville
Delegate badges only

5:00pm – 8:00pm
Brad Butcher
David Garnham & the Reasons to Live
Ella Hooper
Falls
Jordie Lane
Little Georgia
Sinead Burgess
The Maes

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 14
THE AUSSIE BBQ NASHVILLE
The 5 Spot, 1006 Forrest Ave, Nashville
Free entry

12.00pm – 12.25pm Nathan Seeckts
12.40pm – 1.05pm Great Aunt
1.20pm – 1.45pm Tristen Bird
2.00pm – 2.25pm Sinead Burgess
2.40pm – 3.05pm The Maes
3.20pm – 3.45pm David Garnham & the Reasons to Live
4.00pm – 4.25pm Falls
4.40pm – 5.05pm Brad Butcher
5.20pm – 5.45pm Little Georgia
6.00pm – 6.25pm Jordie Lane
6.35pm – 6.50pm The Weeping Willows

Plus a special performance by Dobe Newton from The Bushwackers

ALL SOUNDS AUSTRALIA SHOWCASES ARE 21+. ID REQUIRED FOR ENTRY.

 

Brad Butcher
David Garnham & The Reasons To Live
Ella Hooper
Falls
Jordie Lane
Little Georgia
Sinead Burgess
The Maes
Matt Ward
Melody Moko
Monique Clare
Nathan Seeckts
Tristen Bird
The Weeping Willows

Andrew Swift
Brian Cadd
Catherine Britt
Fanny Lumsden
Georgia State Line
Helen Townsend
Jackie Bristow
James Ellis And The Jealous Guys
Jordie Lane & Clare Reynolds
Josh Rennie-Hynes
Kara Grainger
Lo Carmen
Melody Moko
Montgomery Church
Ruby Boots
Scarlet’s Way
Taylor Pfeiffer
Tenderfoot
The Heggarties
The Weeping Willows
The Winnie Blues
Tom West
Tommy Emmanuel
William Crighton
WILSN

Andrew Swift
All Our Exes Live In Texas
Andy Golledge
Anne McCue
Billy Bridge
Colin Hay
Danny Widdicombe
Emilee South
FALLS
Georgia State Line
Grizzlee Train
Helen Townsend
Innocent Eve
Jackie Bristow
Kasey Chambers
Kirsty Lee Akers
Larissa Tandy
Little Wise
Liz Stringer
Lo Carmen
Matt Ellis
Matt Henry
Peasant Moon
Ray Ryder
Rebecca Lee Nye
Sarah Carroll & Chris Wilson
Shane Nicholson
Taasha Coates
Tenderfoot
The Winnie Blues
Tim Wheatley
Timothy Nelson
Tristen Bird

Al Backstrom
Arna Georgia
Ben Mastwyk
Beth Brown
Brad Butcher
Brillig (Trio)
Chris Parkinson
CW Stoneking
Dan Crannich
Darcy Fox
Davey Craddock
Graham Brennan
Grizzlee Train
Jemma Rowlands
Johan Danno
Jordie Lane
Kasey Chambers
Kate Fuller
Kelly Menhennett
Kirsty Akers
Laura Coates
Liam Gerner
Liv Cartledge
Lucie Thorne
Michelle Driver
Neil Richards
Neilly Rich
Nick Payne
Paige Renee Court
Paul Cooper
Rhiannon Atkinson-Howatt
Ruby Boots
Russell Morris
Sarah Carroll
Sean McMahon
Shane Nicholson
Suzannah Espie
Taasha Coates
Tara Carracher
Tobias Hengeveld
Wren Heggart

Allan Caswell
Amber Lawrence
Anne McCue
Bill Jackson
Chris Altmann
Dan Parsons
Daniel Champagne
Emma Swift
Geoff Atchison
Halfway
Henry Wagons
Imogen Clark
Jack Evan Johnson
Janine LeClair
Jen Mize
Josh Rennie-Hynes
Julie Kember
Kirsty Akers
Kristy Cox
Liam Gerner
Liz Stringer
Loren Kate
Oh Pep!
One Up Two Down
Pete Ewing
Raised By Eagles
Roller One
Ruby Boots
Steve Grady
Sue Ray
Teischa
Tracy McNeil & The Good Life

Ben Wright Smith
Brooke Russell & The Mean Reds
Chris Altmann
Christopher Coleman
Dan Waters
Daniel Champagne
Dianna Corcoran
Falls
Heath Cullen
Helen Shanahan
Immigrant Union
Imogen Clark
Jemma Nicole
John Flanagan
Katie Brianna
Katie Cole
Kevin Bennet
Kirsty Akers
Lachlan Bryan
Melody Pool
Mia Dyson
Mia Wray
Mustered Courage
Oh Pep!
Oxford & Co
Paige Renee Court
Paul Costa
Personal Deluxe
Rob Draper
Sal Kimber
Scott Darlow
Sue Ray
The Audreys
The Mae Trio
The Weeping Willows
Tristen Bird

Anne McCue
Breaking Heart Benton
Cameron Milford
Damian Howard
Donna Dean
Emma Swift
Gena Rose Bruce
Hillbilly Duo (Catherine & Bill)
Jen Mize
Katie Brianna
Kelly Menhennett
Melody Feder & Michael Muchow
Melody Pool
Mustered Courage
Paul Kelly
Sam Hawksley
Tamara Stewart
The Borderers
The Bushwackers
The Hillbilly Killers
The Weeping Willows
Tracey Bunn

8 Ball Aitken
Andrew Redford
Ben Wright Smith
Caitlin Harnett
Catherine Traicos
Chris Altmann
Chris Pickering
Damian Howard
Felicity Urquhart
Jen Mize
John Flanagan & The Begin Agains
Jordie Lane
Kasey Chambers and Shane Nicholson
Karl Broadie
Kelly Menhennett
Kristy Cox
Lachlan Bryan
Lee Griffin
Lee Morgan
Lianna Rose
Melody Pool
Ruby Boots
Shandell
Sue Ray

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