An Evening with Nigel Wearne

Kingfisher Art Co., 7 East 2nd Ave., Rome

“Warmth flecked with grit… beauty awaits” 4 STARS – ROLLING STONE. Nigel Wearne saunters after dark in the music of the night, blending blues, folk and Americana-noir. Hailing from Gunditjmara country in the deep south of Australia, he's a guitarist and multi-instrumentalist with diverse influence from Nick Cave, Tom Waits and Gillian Welch. A deep thinker and truth speaker with a penchant for all things peculiar, he sings of human frailty, grace and the cosmos; songwriting that cuts to the bone. Nigel has toured Australia, New Zealand, the UK and Canada and he's performed at a long list of music festivals, including the Port Fairy Folk Festival, Adelaide Guitar Festival and Queenscliff Music Festival. His sophomore album, Black Crow garnered wide critical acclaim including a 4-STAR review in Rolling Stone, a nomination for Best Country Album at the Music Victoria Awards and it debuted at #1 on the AMRAP Charts. Singer-songwriter, luthier, poet and gleaner; Wearne paints lyrical pictures with “the narrative-fuelled prose of Paul Kelly” – BEAT MAGAZINE. “An eruption of engergy, rhythm and melody” – RHYTHMS MAGAZINE.

$15 adv/ $20 dos/ $30 VIP (1st two rows) The gallery bar will be open serving beer and wine. Parking available across the street at Truist Bank, or behind Harvest Moon on E. 1st St., and street parking can be found throughout downtown. The Roman Chariot offers free shuttle rides around downtown.

(Photo by Ian Laidlaw)