Sleeping has been absolutely amazing over the past three nights. Know that feeling where you have been going so damn hard that you are trying to keep your eyes open while eating your evening meal, that's where I've been. Sunday, Monday following the Southern River Band gig I was running on pure adrenaline. Keep in mind that the weekend prior to Saturday September 7th at The Cannery, Grand Casual rolled out four gigs in four days over in the South West (Super fun times) and on returning home I was straight into organising the big one at The Cannery.
Saturday's event continues to roll relentlessly in my mind, as one of the most enjoyable evenings I've had a hand in creating. Big thanks to all the Cannery volunteers, committee members and staff, thanks to the bands Roobs and The Washing Line Economy, Grand Casual and The Southern River Band, a big shout out to Kieran Doherty (legendary on sound as always) and Cole Bishop the deadest legend. Thank you to all who came along and enjoyed an epic night. For a moment there I wasn't sure how I would follow this one up, though with a coffee and a catch up with a great crew of local ladies, I think the next one will be just as special.
So we are heading into the last weekend of the Cannery Arts Centre Winter Music Series supported by the Rotary Club Of Esperance Bay with an open mic set to fall on Friday September 20th from 6pm, $5 entry, BYO drinks and nibbles, all welcome. A workshop by touring artist Paul D McDowell looking at guitar technique on Saturday 21 st from 2-3pm, free to attend, open to all, attendees encouraged to bring their guitar. This weekend, will be rounded out by the final Club 75 event of the series featuring a great line-up. From Perth we Have Paul D Mcdowell accompanied by his wife Michelle Gemina on drums, these guys play a mixture of blues and folks tunes that will leave you asking for more.
Paul is an exceptional guitarist, they are not to be missed. On the local artists front we have an eclectic mix, yours truly will kick the night off with some mellow acoustic tunes, followed up by the extraordinary Alex Richardson, this guy has all the instruments locked down, I'm thinking we can expect some curious experimental looping and whacked out vocals from this guy (one of the nicest guys on the planet). And finally, we have Christiane Smith and Alyce Butcher performing together as a duo, stunning voices each, seamlessly blending vocal harmonies that will allow you to drift away into a classic evening or glass of wine whichever you'd prefer. Bread Local will be providing food to purchase (that's exciting) and the Cannery Bar will be open for all your beverage requirements. Tickets are on the move and are available from www.canneryartscentre.com.au.
From Kyza Presents and the crew at The Cannery arts Centre a massive thank you for your ongoing support. If you have a music event coming up and would like it included in my fortnightly column please find me through my Facebook page, I am more than happy to give it a plug.