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Festival of Small Halls

16 December 2017 @ 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Festival of Small Halls

Mt Nebo Hall

Saturday 16th of December

Vance ​ ​Gilbert ​ ​has ​ ​released ​ ​twelve ​ ​albums ​ ​since ​ ​bursting ​ ​onto ​ ​the ​ ​New York  ​singer/songwriter ​ ​scene ​ ​in ​ ​the ​ ​nineties. ​ ​His ​ ​work ​ ​is ​ ​an ​ ​ongoing commitment ​ ​to ​ ​traditional ​ ​folk ​ ​storytelling, ​ ​yet ​ ​remains ​ ​true ​ ​to ​ ​his ​ ​jazz roots. He ​ ​can ​ ​count ​ ​opening ​ ​for ​ ​soul ​ ​legend ​ ​Aretha​ ​Franklin ​ ​among ​ ​his ​ ​many achievements.

 

Melbourne-based ​ ​musician ​ ​Liz​ ​Stringer ​ ​is ​ ​one ​ ​of ​ ​Australia’s ​ ​most respected ​ ​songwriters ​ ​and ​ ​performers. ​ ​She ​is ​ ​fresh ​ ​from ​ ​a​ ​year-long ​ ​tour of ​ ​Australia, ​ ​Canada​ ​and ​ ​the ​​United ​ ​States, ​ ​where ​ ​she ​ ​recorded ​ ​her latest ​ ​album ​ ​in ​ ​Portland, ​ ​Oregon. For ​ ​Liz,  ​already ​Festival ​ ​of ​ ​Smalls ​ ​alumni, ​ ​this ​ ​tour ​ ​is ​ ​all ​ ​about ​ ​the inspiration ​ ​she ​ ​finds ​ ​on ​ ​the ​ ​road.

 

 

 

American ​ ​folk ​ ​raconteur ​ ​Vance ​ ​Gilbert ​ ​and ​ ​acclaimed ​ ​Australian singer-songwriter ​ ​Liz​ ​Stringer ​ ​will ​ ​join ​ ​the ​ ​Festival ​ ​of ​ ​Small ​ ​Halls ​ ​tour ​ ​in 2017, ​ ​playing ​ ​20 ​ ​community ​ ​halls ​ ​across ​ ​regional ​ ​Queensland ​ ​and ​ ​New South ​ ​Wales ​ ​throughout ​ ​November ​ ​and ​ ​December.

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Produced ​ ​by ​ ​Woodfordia​ ​Inc. ​ ​in ​ ​partnership ​ ​with ​ ​the ​ ​Woodford ​ ​Folk Festival ​ ​and ​ ​Mullum ​ ​Music ​ ​Festival, ​ ​the ​ ​Festival ​ ​of ​ ​Small ​ ​Halls ​ ​is ​ ​a​ ​locally driven ​ ​music ​ ​tour ​ ​bringing ​ ​high-quality ​ ​live ​ ​original ​ ​music ​ ​to ​ ​small ​ ​towns across ​ ​Australia.

Festival ​ ​producer ​ ​Eleanor ​ ​Rigden ​ ​says ​ ​the ​ ​tour ​ ​offers ​ ​more ​ ​than ​ ​just ​ ​a rare ​ ​opportunity ​ ​for ​ ​towns ​ ​to ​ ​access ​ ​a​ ​high ​ ​standard ​ ​of ​ ​music. “In ​ ​general, ​ ​access ​ ​to ​ ​the ​ ​arts ​ ​improves ​ ​everything ​ ​from ​ ​quality ​ ​of ​ ​life ​ ​to economic ​ ​outlooks ​ ​for ​ ​small ​ ​towns.

“This ​ ​particular ​ ​project ​ ​goes ​ ​even ​ ​further; ​ ​and ​ ​empowers ​ ​communities to ​ ​create ​ ​their ​ ​own ​ ​space, ​ ​giving ​ ​them ​ ​the ​ ​skills ​ ​to ​ ​deliver ​ ​similar projects ​ ​independently,” ​ ​she ​ ​says.

The ​ ​Festival ​ ​of ​ ​Small ​ ​Halls ​ ​Summer ​ ​Tour ​ ​will ​ ​start ​ ​in ​ ​Wyreema, ​ ​a​ ​tiny town ​ ​in ​ ​the ​ ​Darling ​ ​Downs ​ ​region ​ ​with ​ ​a​ ​population ​ ​of ​ ​little ​ ​more ​ ​than 1,000 ​ ​and ​ ​will ​ ​finish ​ ​in ​ ​Eudlo, ​ ​a​ ​hinterland ​ ​village ​ ​on ​ ​the ​ ​Sunshine ​ ​Coast.

Both ​ ​artists ​ ​on ​ ​this ​ ​year’s ​ ​tour ​ ​are ​ ​seasoned ​ ​performers ​ ​looking ​ ​forward to ​ ​the ​ ​intimacy ​ ​of ​ ​playing ​ ​a​ ​regional ​ ​tour.

“ ​Folk ​ ​music ​ ​is ​ ​all ​ ​about ​ ​telling ​ ​stories ​ ​about ​ ​culture, ​ ​about ​ ​life, ​ ​about each ​ ​other. “It’s ​ ​about ​ ​making ​ ​sense ​ ​of ​ ​being ​ ​a​ ​human ​ ​and, ​ ​because ​ ​of ​ ​that, ​ ​it ​ ​has the ​ ​ability ​ ​to ​ ​connect ​ ​humans ​ ​to ​ ​each ​ ​other,” ​ ​she ​ ​says.

Now ​ ​in ​ ​its ​ ​fifth ​ ​year, ​ ​the ​ ​Festival ​ ​of ​ ​Small ​ ​Halls ​ ​tour ​ ​will ​ ​take ​ ​in ​ ​20 regional ​ ​towns ​ ​across ​ ​Queensland ​ ​and ​ ​New ​ ​South ​ ​Wales ​ ​in ​ ​2017 ​ ​before moving ​ ​on ​ ​to ​ ​Victoria​ ​and ​ ​Tasmania​ ​in ​ ​the ​ ​New ​ ​Year.

The ​ ​Festival ​ ​of ​ ​Small ​ ​Halls ​ ​Summer ​ ​Tour ​ ​2017 ​ ​is ​ ​supported ​ ​by ​ ​the Queensland ​ ​Government ​ ​through ​ ​Arts ​ ​Queensland.

Biography details for both artists below:

Vance Gilbert

Liz Stringer

Details

Date:
16 December 2017
Time:
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Event Category:
https://festivalofsmallhalls.com/tours/queensland-summer-2017/

Venue

Mount Nebo Hall
2 View Street
Mount Nebo, QLD 4520 Australia
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