Bello boy back in town
BELLINGEN-bred and nationally renowned singer-songwriter Jack Carty has been named the first official patron of the Bello Winter Music festival.
“Having grown up in a small town before moving to the city and diving headlong into a world of independent artists, the two constants in my life so far have been music and community,” Jack said.
“I can’t think of a better expression of that than Bello Winter Music – a collaboration with, and celebration of, the community I still call home even after years of travelling.
“I am honoured to be patron for 2017 and look forward to the friendships, collaborations and discoveries it’s bound to bring.”
Music director Glenn Wright said the patron is someone who represents the cornerstones of the festival: community, collaboration, discovery and great music.
“We invited Jack Carty to be the first patron of Bello Winter Music because of his strong connection to Bellingen, his musical influence in the community and nationally.
“He’s a truly inspiring local musician who continues to develop as an artist in an already impressive career.”
Jack will perform daily at the festival and participate in the mentor program.