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Van Walker

Van Walker plays 2 sets from 8:00pm FREE

Born & raised on the windswept prairies of north-west coast Tasmania, between lashings of hallucinogenic cheese & Magic Johnson, weened on William Blake & Ribald magazine, Van first heard the music of Bob Dylan around adolescence & began picking guitar & writing songs. Some hundreds of songs later and a hell-bent pick, he moved to Melbourne to form the rock’n’roll outfit The Swedish Magazines, and sing his unique hillbilly stuff on the side.

Drawing on the grand storytelling tradition of artists such as Ray Davies, Townes Van Zandt, Leon Payne & John Prine, & the acoustic finger-styles of John Fahey &  Mississippi John Hurt, Van creates a sound both old & new, with a laconic familiarity that speaks to the heart with an intimacy more effortless than contrived.

Earlier Event: 20 December
Pheasant Pluckers
Later Event: 27 December
Buttered Loaf