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AMERICANA SUNDAY SESSIONS W/ MITCH POWER, BEN MASTWYK & MEGAN COOPER (FREE EVENT)

March 5, 2017 @ 2:00 pm

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The Triffid has just turned two and is already one of Australia’s most loved live music venues for punters and artists alike.

For our first year the Triffid garden was home for the much-loved Triffid Roots we worked alongside Sarah Howells to ensure that our Sunday session was second to none.

The summer of 2016/2017 will see The Triffid re-invent our Sunday sessions.

Based on a passion for spirited acoustic music we have partnered with the Americana Association of Australia for present AMERICANA SESSIONS FREE EVERY SUNDAY IN THE TRIFFID GARDEN.

Every Sunday lovers of Folk, Country, Rhythm & Blues, Blues and Rock and Roll will be presented with some of the most respected artists around. This will all be happening in relaxed surrounds of the Triffid garden with a brand new menu for the foodies and plenty of other musical and beverage surprises.

MITCH POWER

Melbourne singer/songwriter and guitarist Mitch Power has spent the last decade as an in-demand player with Deep Street Soul, Kylie Auldist and many more, playing shows nationally, in New York, Europe and at the iconic Glastonbury Music Festival in the UK.
Now Mitch’s focus is on his promising solo career which has quickly gained momentum since playing at the Nimbin Roots Festival and Jamgrass Music Festival, being a finalist in the Australian Songwriters Awards and having his debut EP No One’s Waiting Anymore (Australian Roots Music Awards finalist 2016) recorded and produced by three time ARIA winner Jeff Lang.
Mitch Power is a heartache troubadour, an accomplished guitarist and a songwriter who knows how to find just the right balance between poetry, musicality and storytelling.

BEN MASTWYK

Great musicians always know the right time and place to add their mercurial vocal and/or instrumental prowess to a song, whether in the studio or on a stage. On the Melbourne country music scene, Ben Mastwyk is one of those key players, the consummate sideman contributing guitar, vocals and banjo to a range of different projects prior to the arrival of his acclaimed 2015 debut album Mornin, Evenin, Celebrating both classic and contemporary Americana music, the record heralded the start of a promising solo career.

The album finds Mastwyk traversing the world of country music; from the Appalachian mountains to the honky-tonk bars of Nashville and the multitude of back porches where Townes Van Zandt, Guy Clark and so many other troubadours have penned many a heartfelt song. To inspire and fuel his songwriting for the album, Mastwyk travelled to the source – the American South, composing songs while in a state of transit across the country in trains and cars before returning to Melbourne to complete the songs that would become Mornin, Evenin. The album showcases Mastwyk’s ability to honour the traditions of the genre while tipping his hat to those that were crucial in shaping the direction alt-country music would take. Through his songs Mastwyk traces a line from Willie and Waylon, through Gram Parsons and on to contemporary songwriters such as Sturgill Simpson, Daniel Romano and Justin Townes Earle.

The resulting recognition for Mastwyk’s success with Mornin, Evenin came in the form of strong reviews and a nomination for Best Country Album in The Age Music Victoria Awards for 2015.

Aside from his burgeoning solo career, Mastwyk is one half of Sweet By & By and an integral member of Jemma & The Clifton Hillbillies. He thrives on musical cross-pollination which enabled him to bring together a highly talented pool of singers and players when it came to recording Mornin, Evenin.

Mastwyk may excel as a collaborator but on the back of his debut solo album he’s set an even higher benchmark for his own brand of authentic heartache and whiskey-stained country songs. His own songwriting is now where his focus lies and where his creative instincts lead him. That process of writing while in physical motion also continues, with the majority of Mastwyk’s classic country songs emerging while walking the streets of Melbourne and the banks of Merri Creek.

MEGAN COOPER

Fairly good singer songwriter from Brisbane, who is rubbish at blowing her own horn. Has played some gigs, travelled a bit, won a couple of awards, has put out two recordings. Old songs can be found on Ghosts, Choirs & Kings… new songs coming early 2017.

Likes to use the word ace a lot. Sad songs tend to make her happy. Is smilier in real life than in photos. More clues coming’…

 

March 5, 2017 @ 2:00 pm

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Our Beer Garden is open for food and drinks from 12noon.