This Years Artists

Andy Gordon with John Kane

58bb6fac60b63 Jorfy Newsagency smallAndy Gordon’s sparse music operates in the netherworld between ethereal folk music and the dreamy and hypnotic realm, grand finalist 2013 Australian MusicOz Awards World/Folk Genre and a finalist again in 2016, for Andy it's all about open space, the story, the words, the living and making of music. Andy tells stories and plays his songs all over Australia, the United States and Canada.
From festivals in Canada including Axis Mundi Festival, Revelstoke, BC and the 2016 Folk Music Ontario Conference, Toronto to the Yackandandah Folk Festival and Mt Beauty Music Festival in Victoria, Kangaroo Valley, St Albans and The National Folk Festival. Australia audiences are responding to the stories and songs Andy and John Kane are playing. John Kane needs very little introduction. multi ARIA award winner, multi-instrumentalist and member of the much loved Flying Emus. John and Andy have found something special they want to share.
For Dorrigo Folk and Bluegrass Festival you will hear the song cycle Andy Gordon has written in response to the first five years of the colony of New South Wales. "New Albion" explores the first contact between the Kameygal, Cammeraigal and the Gadigal people of the Sydney area and the Europeans of the first fleet. A time of unprecedented hope and goodwill on all sides, the stories might encourage you to think and dream of a better world before smallpox decimated the Sydney population and before Arthur Phillip's commission was complete and he returned to England.
Andy is influenced by the west texan sound of Buddy Miller and the honesty of Mary Gauthier, music that today is described as Americana or Alternate Country.

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