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COSMIC COUNTRY WEEKEND HITS SYDNEY AGAIN THIS SEPTEMBER!
LACHLAN BRYAN Q&A
By Chris Familton
On the back of their latest album Some Girls (Quite) Like Country
Music, Lachlan Bryan And The Wildes will be making their third
appearance at Dashville Skyline in 2018. Rhythms took the opportunity
to get his thoughts on the festival, his dream line-up if he could curate
his own event and what they have in store for this year’s performance.
What are some of the special things about Dashville Skyline that appeal to you,
both as an artist and as a music fan?
My favourite festivals all have unique locations whether it be Gympie in the
middle of the forest or the festival we’ve played at for the last few years in
England, on a beautiful farm in the middle of the countryside. Like those I
think Dashville Skyline is in a unique location. You feel like you’ve stepped
into the middle of nowhere and it’s probably what I imagine music festivals
would have been like in the 70s or earlier. They’ve kept it relatively small and
intimate and you feel like you recognise everyone in the crowd from walking
around, which is really nice.
Who are you looking forward to seeing at Dashville Skyline this year?
It’s been years since I’ve seen C.W. Stoneking play so that will definitely
be big. I’ve only see The Waifs once when I was seventeen and they were
supporting Bob Dylan, so I’m looking forward to seeing them again. I’m
also looking forward to seeing Cat Canteri and James Ellis and I’m really
pleased that The Bushwackers are playing. I think Dobe Newton is one of
the best frontmen in music. He’s 70 years old and he’s up there in his hand-
painted suit throwing himself around the stage. He has so much energy on
stage and so I think they’ll go off at Dashville.
Will you play the same set you play at your own headline gigs or do you approach
festival performances differently?
We usually play songs from our latest release at our own shows. At a festival
you tend to play your ‘greatest hits’. I used to think at a festival you had to
play all your ‘up’ songs but I’ve learned over the years that festival crowds are
quite similar to listening room audiences. You can pull them in and dictate
the mood for 40 minutes.
If you could curate a festival, who would choose as your top two international
artists and your two favourite Australian acts?
For the Aussie ones I’d go for Nick Cave and Tex, Don & Charlie on my
festival and for the internationals I’ll say Joni Mitchell and Bob Dylan. Get
in before they’re dead!
Are you already writing and looking ahead to your next album?
I am in the writing process at the moment. When we made the last record I
had two distinctive sides to my writing. That album is very wordy and long
and we also had some other short, fast, loud stuff so I’ve written some more
like that too. I’ve also been doing a little bit of co-writing, working on songs
with Tim Rogers and Henry Wagons.
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G Feat. Count Basie, Jimmy Preston, Big Joe Turner, Faye Adams,
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G Comprehensive booklet with artist biographies and discographic
information by Chris Gardner.
THE YEAR 1957
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G His 1957 LIBERTY sessions, re-issued on CD and double 10“ vinyl
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G Feat. liner notes by Bill Dahl, a full 1957 discography and a whole
lot of great pictures shot during the recording sessions.
180g vinyl LP • 11 tracks
CREE RECORDS CLP 1229
G Re-issue of hard-to-find 1971 jazz album, originally recorded and
released in Finland.
G Fascinating fusion of modern jazz and elements of Caribbean
music, African roots and steel drums.
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