Australian singer-songwriter, Nigel Wearne is performing at Harbour Sessions Live
– Port Stanley United Church this Friday 13th September.
DATE: Friday 13th September 2019
LINE UP: Nigel Wearne (AUS)
VENUE: Harbour Sessions Live – Port Stanley United Church
*Presented by Harbour Guitars
ADDRESS: 239 Colborne Street, Port Stanley, ON N5L 1B9
TIME: 7pm doors, 8pm concert
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Nigel Wearne is an Australian singer-songwriter, luthier, poet and gleaner. Equipped
with personally handcrafted instruments, his music melds finger-style guitar, 'up'-hammer
banjo, folk and honest storytelling. Gleaning diverse influence from Kelly Joe Phelps,
Townes Van Zandt and Sun Kil Moon, he tells stories of forgotten rebels, wandering
poets and his love of eggs. From stories of social justice and observation, to emotional
reflection and historical tales, Nigel draws inspiration from everyday people from
all walks of life. Some songs are autobiographical and personal, but many are other
people's stories. For Nigel, music is a candid, human and important messenger for
stories and moments in time.
Almost a decade ago, he spent 3 months traveling across Canada from west to east.
From the Rocky Mountains, to the mosaic of Montréal and back to the graffiti adorned
streets of Toronto, it was a trip marked with poetic meanderings and self-discovery.
By the time he got to Halifax he had a bag of new songs that became his 2012 album
'Black Crow'. 'Black Crow' garnered wide critical acclaim including a 4 star review
in Rolling Stone Magazine, a nomination for Best Country Album at The Age Music
Victoria Awards and it debuted at #1 on the AMRAP Great Southern Charts.
In his first Canadian tour earlier this year, Nigel toured through Ontario and Quebec
and was an Official Showcase Artist at Folk Alliance International in Montreal.
He returns to Canada this September, to tour his current album 'Drawing Circles',
a solo record that's raw, compelling and reflective. With songs born of shadows
and lucid reveries, the 14-song double album explores the dark corners of creativity
and the irregular swells of life. A storyteller at heart, he paints lyrical pictures
with "the narrative-fueled prose of Paul Kelly" - Beat Magazine. "One of Australia's
emerging songwriters" - Tone Deaf. "Warmth flecked with grit… beauty awaits" 4 Stars
– Rolling Stone.