2ND AUSTRALIAN AMERICANA MUSIC HONOURS
Details of the second annual AUSTRALIAN AMERICANA MUSIC HONOURS have been revealed, with Melbourne’s stunning Thornbury Theatre to play host to the event on Thursday 11th October.
Presented by Michael Chugg, Nash Chambers and the international Americana Music Association, the Australian Americana Honours Night is a celebration of Americana music in Australia, and will showcase a sensational array of the best local and international artists that the genre has to offer.
An explosive line-up will take the stage on October 11, led by Nashville powerhouse Margo Price, who was discovered and signed by Jack White. Joining Margo will be fellow Statesider Joshua Hedley, along with local talents Diesel, Little Georgia, Shane Howard, Kevin Welch, Weeping Willows and Kasey Chambers featuring Alan Pigram.
With Triple R’s Denise Hylands and the Americana Music Association’s Jed Hilly set to host proceedings, the Australian Americana Honours Night will deliver an unparalleled evening of music for Roots and Americana fans for the second consecutive year.
The Americana Music Association will present two honours during the course of this special musical event. Brian Wise will receive a Vanguard Award for his continued commitment to the genre through his magazine, Rhythms, and Triple R radio program, On The Record. Seminal recording artist Shane Howard will be honoured for his influence on Australian poetic and folk music traditions.
“We have rounded up a fantastic group of artists to celebrate Americana and Roots music in Australia in 2018. It’s an incredibly exciting genre, and based on the buzz after last year’s event, we’ll be doing this for many years to come”, said Michael Chugg.
“It’s a thrill to be a part of the second Annual Australia Americana Honours event”, said Jed Hilly, Executive Director of the Americana Music Association and Executive Producer of the Critically Acclaimed Americana Honours & Awards program in Nashville. “Last year’s event connected the community not just in Australia but around the globe, with a spirit that was and continues to be contagious. I can’t wait to get back to Melbourne.”
THE SECOND ANNUAL AUSTRALIAN AMERICANA MUSIC HONOURS
THURSDAY 11TH OCTOBER – THE THORNBURY THEATRE, MELBOURNE VIC
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In association with the US Americana Music Association, Chugg Entertainment, Essence Group, Virgin, Nashville Music City, TN Tourism, Triple R, Show Group, Sounds of the City, Rhythms Magazine
WITH PERFORMANCES FROM…
MARGO PRICE (USA) – DIESEL – JOSHUA HEDLEY (USA) – LITTLE GEORGIA — KASEY CHAMBERS FEATURING ALAN PIGRAM – SHANE HOWARD — KEVIN WELCH – WEEPING WILLOWS
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