Amer­i­cana show for Ararat

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The John Flana­gan Trio will bring a unique blend of ’60s and ’70s folk com­bined with a con­tem­po­rary Amer­i­cana-blue­grass sound to Ararat Ho­tel next week.

The trio, com­pris­ing award-winning song­writer John Flana­gan, dou­ble bass player Liz Fren­cham and vir­tu­oso guitar and man­dolin player Daniel Watkins, will per­form for Ararat Live on May 23.

Ararat Live’s Rob Shea said he was thrilled the trio had in­cluded Ararat on its eastern states tour pro­mot­ing its lat­est al­bum, ‘Hon­est Man’. “The dy­namic trio are known for their warm vo­cal har­monies and im­pres­sive acous­tic ar­range­ments; their mu­sic has been de­scribed as the Aus­tralian ver­sion of Amer­i­cana,” he said.

“John’s warm vo­cal de­liv­ery and en­gag­ing sto­ry­telling has seen him com­pared with James Tay­lor and Paul Kelly, while Liz has a re­mark­able stage pres­ence and her cre­ativ­ity on the dou­ble bass has seen her play along­side sev­eral in­ter­na­tion­ally renowned artists.

“Dan is recog­nised as one of the finest young blue­grass pick­ers in the coun­try and has toured ex­ten­sively around Aus­tralia and the United States.”

Mr Shea said Ararat Live au­di­ences could ex­pect a dy­namic and en­er­getic live show.

“This show will be a lit­tle dif­fer­ent; it is the first time a band of this genre, Amer­i­cana-blue­grass, has played for Ararat Live,” he said.

The show starts at 8pm and en­try is $20.

Peo­ple can call David Ni­chol­son on 0409 848 960, email araratlive@davids­me­dia.com or search ‘Ararat Live’ on Face­book for more in­for­ma­tion.

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