Weeping Willows // Gena Rose Bruce play 2 sets from 8pm
Andrew Wrigglesworth and Laura Coates are a couple of old souls, steeped in bluegrass tradition and draped in gothic Americana imagery. That kind of description might make them sound like some carefully contrived concept-act but there’s something truly different about The Weeping Willows: they really mean it.
Just like their old-timey forefathers, Laura and Andrew see themselves as simply contributors. They are cogs in the wheel; part of a long music tradition that emerged years before their own existence and will survive them by hook or by crook. The old songs they sing are plucked from the canon, the new ones they write are simply added to the book. The origin of each track is almost irrelevant, as all are performed with an authenticity and vibrancy befitting this most dignified and welcoming genre. A Weeping Willows performance, whether live on location or caught on tape will always delight.
Weeping Willows on Soundcloud
Gena Rose Bruce
Gena Rose Bruce is making serious waves with her live shows and evocative vocals. She has recently shared the stage with Bonjah, Timberwolf, Pierce Brothers and other highlight acts on the scene. With an EP and two singles already to her credit, 22-year-old Gena has just recorded four tracks live and loud in the studio with her band under the eye of ARIA nominated producer Steven Schram (San Cisco, Eagle and the Worm, Clairy Browne).
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