AUSTRALIAN SINGER-SONGWRITER

LUTHIER, POET & GLEANER

PRONOUNCED: NIGEL 'WERN'

2019 FAI OFFICIAL SHOWCASE ARTIST

"warmth flecked with grit... beauty awaits"​​               

           Rolling STONE

Nigel Wearne is an Australian singer-songwriter, luthier, poet and gleaner. Equipped with personally handcrafted instruments, he melds finger-style guitar, 'up'-hammer banjo, piano and honest storytelling. Gleaning diverse influence from Kelly Joe Phelps, Gillian Welch and Townes Van Zandt, he tells stories of forgotten rebels, wandering poets and his love of eggs.

His sophomore album, Black Crow garnered wide critical acclaim including a 4 star review in Rolling Stone and a nomination for Best Country Album at the Music Victoria Awards. Nigel’s current album Drawing Circles is a solo record that’s raw, compelling and reflective. A storyteller at heart, he paints lyrical pictures with “the narrative-fuelled prose of Paul Kelly” - Beat Magazine. “One of Australia’s emerging songwriters” - Tone Deaf.

 

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AT FOLK ALLIANCE 2020 I’M LOOKING FOR:
Canadian booking agent, US booking agent, North American and European festival bookings (2020 - &2021 festival seasons).

contact:
MANAGEMENT - Amy Laidlaw (i hear django)

PHONE: +61 412 463 873 (AUS)                      

EMAIL: amy(at)iheardjango(dot)com

 

FAI SHOWCASES

WEDNESDAY 22ND
11:00PM      #821        Shubb Capocabana

12:00AM     #1101       Michigan Room: Bear Den


THURSDAY 23RD

11:00PM      #1004     The Campsite
11:50PM      #829        Australia & NZ Showcase Room
1:00AM       #922        MPress Records

   

FRIDAY 24TH

11:30PM      #906         FAI International Room

1:00AM       #1224        ComboPlate Booking

SATURDAY 25TH

11:45PM       #1126        DDTWRB Bluegrass & Old-Time Room 

12:30AM      #829         Australia & NZ Showcase Room

PRESS HIGHLIGHTS

“Warmth flecked with grit...beauty awaits”               Rolling Stone

“a fine exponent of roots Americana” - Rhythms Magazine

“One of Australia's emerging songwriters” - Tone Deaf

“decidedly Australian, a down-to-earth gritty edge” - The Box​

Authentic and impressive” - Dave Ruby Howe - Triple j Unearthed

MUSIC

HIGHLIGHTS

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2019 - Folk Music Ontario Showcase Artist - Canada

2019 - FAI Official Showcase Artist - Canada

2019 - Canadian Tours - Winter & Fall

2017 - Triple j Unearthed Winner - Port Fairy Folk Festival Competition

2017 - New Zealand Tour - North & South Island

2013 - Best Country Album Nominee - Music Victoria Awards

FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS

2020 - Cygnet Folk Festival, Folk Alliance International (USA)

2019 - Troubadour Festival (CANADA), Maldon Folk Festival, Tamworth Country Music Festival, Newstead Live! Music Festival

2018 - Port Fairy Folk Festival, Cygnet Folk Festival, Wintermoon Festival, The River Folk Festival, Festival of Sails

2017 – Illawarra Folk Festival, Birregurra Festival, Blackwood Festival, Surrey Hills Music Festival

2016 – Adelaide Fringe Festival, Bendigo Blues & Roots Music Festival, Wallaby Creek Festival, Tablelands Folk Festival

2015 – Blackwood Festival, Kangaroo Valley Folk Festival, Mount Beauty Music Festival, Yackandandah Folk Festival

2014 – Cygnet Folk Festival, Majors Creek Festival, Fleurieu Folk Festival, Newstead Live! Music Festival

2013 – Wallaby Creek Festival, Wirrina Bluegrass Festival, Kingston Harvest Festival, Kyneton Music Festival

2012 – Port Fairy Folk Festival, Dorrigo Folk & Bluegrass Festival, Black Mountain Unplugged, Folk, Rhythm & Life