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The Darling Downs

The Darling Downs play two sets Saturday 23/8 from 9.30pm - Free entry

Sometimes the most powerful music is the simplest.
The Darling Downs is two artists who need no introduction. A duo with the power of a band, with Ron S. Peno’s majestic vocal beautifully complemented by Kim Salmon’s expressive playing. Two artists who refuse to rest on past glories, continuing to plough the fields, creating new material. Kim and Ron have been friends for more than three decades. They met in Sydney in 1982 when the Scientists were doing a residency at the Vulcan. Years later, after a Surrealists show, Ron greeted Kim backstage. “Kim,” he suggested, enthusiastically, “we’ve got to make a country record together!” Ron considers their most recent album In The Days When The World Was Wide a career high, one of the finest things he’s done. “I don’t like everything I do,” he says,  “but I’m really proud of this record. I can’t stop playing it.”

The Darling Downs’ world is fast and fertile. THE AGE ★★★★½
Hell, it's all good and verging on an Australian classic. THE AUSTRALIAN ★★★★½
In The Days When The World Was Wide (title supplied by Henry Lawson) offers its own rewards. THE COURIER MAIL ★★★★½
This is the first album from Kim Salmon and Ron S. Peno in six years. A very mesmerizing listen. THE EXAMINER ★★★

These are simple songs that stir the soul. A potent mix of folk, bluegrass and indie rock. The Darling Downs take you to another place. In The Days When The World Was Wide. The Darling Downs look forward to playing songs from their three acclaimed albums for you at The Post Office Hotel on Saturday 23 August.

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Earlier Event: 22 August
Matt Bailey
Later Event: 24 August
Lachlan Bryan & The Wildes