“’Travelin’ Man’ is the familiar tale of a man whose heart belongs to the open road and the woman he is destined to leave behind, no matter how much they love each other...” – Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine.
The Weeping Willows, Laura Coates and Andrew Wrigglesworth, are a couple of old souls, steeped in Bluegrass tradition and draped in Gothic Americana imagery. They regale their audiences with stories of sunshine and romance, God and The Devil, murder and decay. That kind of description might make them sound like some carefully contrived concept-act but there’s something truly different about The Weeping Willows: they really mean it…
2015-2016 saw The Weeping Willows nominated for 4 x CMAA ‘Golden Guitar’ awards, Country Music Channel (CMC) New Oz Artist Of The Year, supporting Iris DeMent (USA), Kinky Friedman (USA), Hayes Carll (USA), Eilen Jewell (USA), Shane Nicholson, Bill Chambers and Lachlan Bryan and completing a national tour in support of their sophomore album, Before Darkness Comes A-Callin’, which received four star reviews in Rolling Stone, The Australian and The Music. A Weeping Willows performance, whether live on location or caught on tape will always delight.
Carnival Road is a Canberra based group, focused on performing a special blend of folk/blues/roots/alt rock.