The Dear Orphans been busy the last month or so finalising their new EP Midnight at Annandale. The EP is inspired by an amazing group of Australia’s most selfless musicians – the welcoming folk at Sydney’s Bluegrass and Traditional Country Music Society.
Nick Payne writes:
These folk meet the first Saturday of the month at the Annandale Neighbourhood Centre for an open mic night and lots of jamming. They are passionate players of bluegrass and old-timey music including beginners through to some of Australia’s best bluegrass musicians. The amazing thing about these folk is that you’ve never heard of them. And you may never hear of them either. Their passion for the music is such that they’d rather stand in a corridor and jam with you than play to a thousand people. They are some of the most welcoming people you’ll ever meet who are alway ready to teach you a lick or two on your guitar, banjo, mandolin or whatever you might be holding.
This new EP is inspired by both these people and their music. We’ve been blessed to have some of them play on it including Richard Galluzzi on clawhammer banjo, Carlyn Chen on fiddle and Lindsay Mar on double bass. Add to the mix our old friend Mike Kirkley on pedal steel, Elsen Price on double bass as well as Paul Sun on double bass (he also sings jazz – see www.swingingoodtime.com). Two of the tracks were written by our banjo player Richard.
The Dear Orphans are releasing the EP Saturday 12th November 12 at their last Orphanage Session for 2011 as a digital download. It will be available on the night for sale and you will be able to download it as soon as you get home to your computer, iPod and burn it to CD to play in the car. It will be available for sale on our website sometime during the following week.
Full details for the show are as follows:
The Orphanage Sessions: Sara Tindley + Dear Orphans EP Launch
8:30 pm Saturday November 12
Mars Hill Cafe
331 Church Street
Parramatta NSW 2150
Tickets are available now from OzTix. We’re offering a free hot drink on us for everyone who buys a ticket in advance. So please follow the link below to get your tickets.