2021 Concerts 

Friday 17 September 7.30pm
RESCHEDULED

Felicity Urquhart and Josh Cunningham

Unlikely, unexpected, unforgettable, unique, not to be missed! 

The musical uniting of Felicity Urquhart and Josh Cunningham (The Waifs) is as unscripted as it is unforeseen.

In January 2020, Felicity and Josh were invited to join Song Club - a creative collective that tasked members with writing a song a week. This challenge gave the pair a lifeline to creativity and community as well as an abundance of new material, enough in fact to make a whole album, The Song Club, which will be released May 7 via ABC Music.

In the face of an uncertain future, music uncontrived and untainted by the demands of fashion will forever remain undefeated. Understated but never unsophisticated, unpretentious and unlike anything else, Felicity Urquhart and Josh Cunningham are poised to unleash songs and stories of undeniable beauty upon hearts and ears. Unless you uncork this fine wine, drink for yourself and understand, you will be unsatisfied and your life will be unhappy.

Josh (as a member of The Waifs), and Felicity in her own right, have both enjoyed lengthy, successful, enduring musical careers. A collective haul of Golden Guitars, ARIA Awards, multi-platinum album sales and extensive touring over nearly three decades forms a body of work that serves as a ready definition of success.

A from the heart connection to music has been a constant for each, from the moment its’ power captivated them at an early age and set the course for their lives.

Bar from 6.30pm, Doors from 7.00pm, Music 7.30pm

Tix $35 

Sunday 1 August 4.00pm

Bluegrass Junction
present A History of Bluegrass

Trev Warner and Bluegrass Junction have put together a musical tribute to Bluegrass, tracing it's history and influence on modern music Bluegrass Junction - Trev Warner (Hall of Fame and Aria winner), Nick Cawthorne, Geoff Bridgeland and Stephen Loss - will take the audience through the history of Bluegrass as only a band so passionately obsessed with the hard-core and high-lonesome of bluegrass could. They have a huge repertoire of bluegrass classics - Bill Monroe, Flatt & Scruggs, The Stanley Brothers, Jimmy Martin, Doyle Lawson, JD Crowe, Jim & Jesse. Bluegrass Junction are bluegrass veterans. They know where the genre comes from. They respect what makes it work. They play with passion because they love it, which is clearly evident on stage, ensuring a good time for all. They will share this love for the genre in this great show, demonstrating how important bluegrass is to so much of today's popular music.

Bar from 3.00pm, Doors from 3.30pm, Music 4.00pm

Tix $30 

Sunday 8 August 4.00pm

Bessie*Billie*Dinah

Songs & Stories of Bessie Smith, Billie Holliday and Dinah Washington 

Join SA’s own JAZZ in CHEEK Quartet in celebrating the short iconic lives of Bessie Smith, Billie Holiday & Dinah Washington.
All three ladies sang from their souls, touched the hearts of millions and died before their 45th birthdays!

* One, was the highest paid performer of her era in the world
* One, was awarded four posthumous Grammy’s
* One, had nine husbands!

Bonnie Lee Galea and band pay tribute to the lives and music of Three Musical Giants of the Early 20th Century through stories, images & song, resurrecting superb masterpieces like AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’, MAKIN’ WHOOPEE!, ST. LOUIS BLUES & audience sing along song, SEND ME TO THE ‘LECTRIC CHAIR!!

BONNIE LEE GALEA on voice (The Blonde Bombshells of Jazz & Simply Sade)
QUINTON DUNNE on Double Bass/Voice (The Beggars)
RICHARD COATES on Keys (The Huckleberry Swedes)
JOSH CHENOWETH on trumpet (The Hot Sardines)

Bar from 3.00pm, Doors from 3.30pm, Music 4.00pm

Tix $30 

Sunday 15 August 4.00pm

Kevin Bennett and The Flood with The Yearlings

After we had to cancel this show at Trinity Sessions way back in 2020 we have now got Kevin and the band all locked in.

Kevin Bennett and The Flood at Trinity Sessions with their Gold Guitar winning album 'Blood Red Ties'. 

Kevin Bennett, well-respected indigenous singer/songwriter with Sydney roots band The Flood, just added a 6th Gold Guitar to his pool room with a win for Best Group at the 2020 CMAA at Tamworth. He is already a 5 time CMAA Gold Guitar winner (with The Flood and Bennett, Bowtell and Urquhart) and Aria Blues and Roots nominee in 2006 (with The Flood for Best Group), writes relevant, contemporary Australian music containing elements of Blues, Rock, Folk and Country - telling stories of where he's from and where he might be going, his past, present and future….he sings his life.

Having served his apprenticeship in rock bands – Moving Pictures, The Honeymoon and Chasin The Train, KB began The Flood as a vehicle for his own songs. Kevin Bennett ploughs the same fields as Don Walker, The Dingoes and Paul Kelly with an ‘Australian-ness’ that flows naturally through the songs.

The Flood has recorded 5 universally acclaimed albums including 'The Ballad Of KB', which was named in Iain Shedden’s Top Twenty Australian Country Albums of all time. The band has performed at the Byron Bay Bluesfest, The Dreaming Festival, Gympie Muster, Narooma Blues Festival, Port Fairy Folk Festival and are regulars at the Tamworth Country Music Festival.

Their new work, ‘Blood Red Ties’ is concerned with family, roots, country and ALL the ties that bind. It speaks to, and is informed by, the Australian landscape and the people of this wide, brown land.

Rhythms magazine calls The Flood ‘the best Australian roots band since The Dingoes.’

Special guest is The Yearlings.

Bar from 3.00pm, Doors from 3.30pm, Music 4.00pm

Tix $35 

CANCELLED

Friday 3 September 7.30pm

Shane Nicholson with Camille Trail

Shane will launch the follow up to his highly acclaimed Love And Blood album in Adelaide at Trinity Sessions.
Since the release of Pretty Violet Stain’s debut E.P. Blush in 1997 Shane Nicholson has inhabited a rare space in the music industry: songwriter, recording artist, producer/engineer, multi-instrumentalist, guitar pedal builder, whiskey-enthusiast, motorcycle-lover, and musical mentor.

Shane has received three ARIA awards – for his solo album Hell Breaks Loose in 2015 and for his hit collaborations with Kasey Chambers - Rattlin’ Bones and Wreck and Ruin. He has also won 11 CMAA Golden Guitar Awards - including 2021 APRA Song of the Year - and an APRA award. He has been nominated twice for an Americana Music Association Award.

His production credits include Alex Lloyd, Michael Waugh, Beccy Cole, Tori Forsyth & Camille Trail.

He has three cats.

"Nicholson's is a uniquely compelling voice in Australian songwriting – it lives and breathes in the songsmith's singular melodies, crooked humour, and short, pithy lines gently delivered." Rolling Stone Magazine

"One of the country's finest songwriters" Rhythms Magazine

“I have real admiration for Shane Nicholson's musical sensibilities; I felt honoured to have a hand in the making of One Big Mess." Rodney Crowell

“Shane Nicholson doesn't fool me with his tough guy exterior and his refusal to smile in photographs, the guy is a marshmallow, a poet, a genius.” Beccy Cole

“He paints pictures, he sets the scenes, and he takes me to special places in my imagination.” Russell Morris 

Bar from 6.30pm, Doors from 7.00pm, Music 7.30pm

Tix $35 

Friday 10 September 7.30pm

Luke O'Shea and Lynn Bowtell

Multi award winning Country music stars Luke O’Shea and Lyn Bowtell are touring throughout Australia in 2021, as part of their ‘Love and Laughter Tour’. 

With 20 Golden Guitar Awards between them, singer/songwriters Luke O’Shea and Lyn Bowtell have joined forces to share their passion for song, live performance and touring this magnificent country of ours. Luke and Lyn will share songs, stories and laughter, as they combine on stage to create a live music event even greater than the sum of its already impressive parts. Luke and Lyn recently won 2 Golden Guitars, in the Vocal Collaboration and Heritage Song of the Year categories at the 48th CMAA Golden Guitar Awards for their new single ‘Sing Me A Story’ from Luke’s latest Album ‘There In The Ochre’.

Bar from 6.30pm, Doors from 7.00pm, Music 7.30pm

Tix $30

Sunday 10 October 7.30pm

Michael Waugh with Camille Trail

“Like John Schuman, Shane Howard & Don Walker - Waugh writes with passion and probity about his own country.” The Australian 

His insightful tributes to friends, family and parenthood are simultaneously deeply personal and nationally recognisable; we see our own brothers, parents, pubs, rivers, struggles and joys reflected in the faces of those characters who live large in Michael's songs.

Among Waugh’s admirers are the legendary Eric Bogle and alt. country luminary Shane Nicholson. His 2019 album ‘The Weir’ received two Golden Guitar nominations in 2020 - Male Artist of the Year and Alt Country Album of the Year – as well as a nomination at the 2020 Victorian Music Awards. His previous album ‘The Asphalt & The Oval’ won Best Folk and Roots Album at The Age Music Victoria Awards in 2018 and ‘They Don’t Let The Girls In The Game’ from that album was included in The Australian’s Best 10 songs of 2018 list.

Camille Trail is a 22 year old singer, songwriter and cattle farmer from Central Queensland.  She’s the only artist that producer Shane Nicholson ever worked with who paid for the recording of an album by selling a couple of bulls. Her debut album - a sultry melting pot of country, folk, blues and gospel - will be released in 2021 on Compass Bros / Universal Music Australia. Her new single Holding Pattern, a duet with Brad Butcher, is out now.

“Michael takes all these elements of the human condition and lyrically moulds them into something that is very special indeed, the mark of a compassionate and insightful human being and a gifted songwriter.”   Eric Bogle

“another masterclass from Michael Waugh…..it finds him perched on a songwriting mountain not many of us could hope to climb.” Shane Nicholson

“When Michael Waugh opens his mouth, you should listen”.  Andrew McMillen – The Australian

Bar from 3.00pm, Doors from 3.30pm, Music 4.00pm

Tix $30

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