Gerner, Mitchell in Ararat

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Kiwi folk songstress Jenny Mitchell will sup­port singer-song­writer Liam Gerner when he re­turns to Ararat next week.

Gerner last per­formed for not-for­profit mu­sic col­lec­tive Ararat Live in March 2016.

Ararat Live’s Rob Shea said since then, Gerner had worked tire­lessly to cre­ate a new al­bum with The Sun­set Push­ers along with ‘per­form­ing at ev­ery fes­ti­val imag­in­able’.

Gerner and Mitchell will per­form in Ararat Ho­tel’s Red Room on No­vem­ber 7 from 8pm.

“Ararat Live is ex­cited to have se­cured Liam for an­other gig as part of his very ex­ten­sive Aus­tralian ‘Spring’ tour,” Mr Shea said.

“Jenny is also on her own ‘Wild­fires’ Aus­tralian tour and af­ter play­ing in Ararat she heads north to play in New South Wales.”

Mr Shea said Mitchell was a new tal­ent for the Ararat Live au­di­ence to dis­cover.

“Although a stu­dent by day and song­writer at night, she has al­ready played for au­di­ences not only in her home coun­try but also in Swe­den, Ire­land and Aus­tralia,” he said.

“Jenny’s tal­ent, pas­sion for her craft and unique style – a blend of Amer­i­cana, folk and alt-coun­try – has won ac­knowl­edg­ment in New Zealand through win­ning the NZ Gold Gui­tar Award, MLT Song­writ­ing Award and the South­land En­ter­tainer of the Year Award.”

Mr Shea said Mitchell’s per­for­mance would be a won­der­ful lead-in to Gerner’s re­turn to the Red Room.

“Liam grew up in the Ade­laide Hills, steeped in blues and coun­try mu­sic, and af­ter a stay in Lon­don and Cal­i­for­nia is now based in Mel­bourne,” he said.

“Liam left be­hind a record deal with RCA in Lon­don to pur­sue his own path in the mu­sic busi­ness.”

Gerner said he loved per­form­ing his mu­sic.

“What drives me is the sto­ry­telling, great mu­si­cian­ship, books, laugh­ing, pol­i­tics and mat­ters of the heart,” he said.

Gerner toured through­out the USA with Ryan Bing­ham play­ing gui­tar in Bing­ham’s Texan rock ’n’ roll band, The Dead Horses.

Gerner has toured ex­ten­sively through Eu­rope, Aus­tralia and the USA, per­form­ing with artists such as The Drive By Truck­ers, Paul Weller, Ja­son Is­bell, Pnau, Tob­bie Fulks, Ala­nis Morisette, Roger Dal­trey, Paolo Nu­tini, New­ton Faulkner, Amy Mac­Don­ald, Duffy and many more.

Mr Shea said the tour­ing, lis­ten­ing, col­lab­o­rat­ing and writ­ing in­spired a new al­bum, Liam Gerner and the Sun­set Push­ers.

“Jenny and Liam will make this evening in the Red Room one not to be missed,” Mr Shea said.

En­try to the show is $20 for adults. En­try fees go to per­form­ers and fu­ture gigs.

Shows are open to the pub­lic but Ararat Live lead­ers en­cour­age peo­ple to join a mail­ing list by mes­sag­ing their de­tails to David Ni­chol­son on 0409 848 960 or email­ing araratlive@ davids­me­dia.com.

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