Port Fairy Folk Festival Sells Out
The event kicks off next week
Alaska String Band, Altan, Antonio Serrano, Archie Roach, Ash Grunwald, Ben Salter, Blair Dunlop, Bobby Alu, Chris Wilson's Crown of Thorns, Daniel Champagne, David Bridie & The Pills, Dog Trumpet, Gleny Rae Virus & her Playboys, Grace Barbe, Jaaleekaay, Jon Cleary & The Absolute Monster Gentlemen, Lunasa, Madeline Peyroux, Margaret RoadKnight, Marsia Quigley, Mic Conway's National Junk Band, Pokey LaFarge, Rory McLeod, Rose Cousins, The Band Who Knew Too Much, The JVG Method, The Mae Trio, The Pigs, The Tealeaves, The Tiger & Me, The Topp Twins, Things of Stone and Wood
The event kicks off next week
The former members of The Waifs will embark on their first run of national shows
Heaps of shows!
They've added some shows to their upcoming festival appearances
The adored event grows considerably
Plenty of great talent from home and abroad.
"When I got back to the States, I wrote Lucie a little letter through the internet, and I think - if I have this right - the first line was ‘I hope you don’t think I’m crazy, but I’ve had this whole idea...’ and that was the start of it."
"For adolescents, it already feels like the world is ending every single day."
"Throughout all cultures, storytelling and the preserving of stories through music and art and keeping those stories for further generations [is important], so it just seems right I s’pose.”
"Opening the album with an instrumental for some reason just sort of sets up a certain flavour, which we then dip in and out of through the album."
"At the beginning I wanted to make quite a stripped back record that would work around piano and voice and then surround it with these layerings of sounds that had a bit of edge, that were sonically interesting."
"I don’t sit down and write lyrics every day, I certainly don’t sit down and play guitar every day."
"I wanted with this record to really get back to ‘I’m David Bridie, the singer and the songwriter’. That’s what I do best, that’s what I love doing best – I couldn’t do the other stuff if I wasn’t doing that."
"I think that’s what keeps it grounded and that’s why people who enjoyed Break Your Own Heart, for example, have liked this record, because it still has that narrative thread running through it."
“I actually feel often quite unconfident to speak about any issue that I might have a personal view on."
"It was a brain injury, but I somehow, as stupid as it sounds, knew it would get better, and then after a few weeks I started playing guitar, scales and that… You know, I couldn’t even hold a fork to feed myself."
"I had this kind of confusion that if I put my work out and then people actually came back and said it was shit, then that would confirm what I’ve always thought about it anyway."
“I’m still learning; I still see myself as a student – and I’m ready for things now. Some of these songs I’ve written I wouldn’t have ten years ago."
“In some way, all the stories are connected to a place of fear for me, or a place of longing, or a place that I’m grappling with anyway."
"The reaction you have is a physical, organic, visceral experience that is occurring from soundwaves and you’re changed for it. And you’re spinning out because of it – it’s a beautiful thing that keeps this music business world spinning around. It still is mystical to me and I fucking love the shit out of it!”
"Before I did my first album, which I really didn’t wanna do, I maybe would have thought I couldn’t handle it. But now, I really think it’s important that it’s out there and people ask me questions because there are some people that don’t know how to deal with it."
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