Feb 26th, 8:30pm tickets http://www.trybooking.com/KLNF
Davey Craddock and The Spectacles and Nashville’s Tim Easton are teaming up for a co – headline tour of the East Coast of Australia.
They were put in touch through a mutual friend, Americana Songstress Ruby Boots knowing that their music would compliment each other perfectly.
WA's wide-open landscapes, crane-dotted skyline and boomtown growing pains are the backdrop to award-winning Perth artist Davey Craddock’s songwriting and like the city he’s based in Craddock’s profile has grown rapidly in the past 18 months. Described last month by TheMusic.com.au as an ‘Australicana’ songwriter, Craddock’s recent single ‘Better Alone’, the first from his debut album ‘City East’ released on 5th Feb was added to rotation on Double J. In the lead up to its release Craddock was nominated for three WAMi Awards (Folk Song Of the Year, Country Song of the Year and Best Country Act), won Best Group at the WA Country Music Awards, was added to the bill of the West Coast Blues and Roots Festival and named in Americana blogs Sun 209 (Nashville) and Post To Wire’s (Sydney) yearly best of lists. In between his own national touring, in the past year Craddock has been invited to play shows supporting The Waifs, Marlon Williams, The Basics, The Peep Temple and Don Walker.
“Fantastic stuff, Davey comes with quite the reputation” Myf Warhurst, Double J
American songwriter Tim Easton was raised in Akron, Ohio. Traveling early and often, he learned the ways of the road and rails and spent 7 years as a bonafide troubadour, making his way around Europe, playing the streets and clubs, and living in Paris, London, Prague, Dublin, or wherever he laid his hat. It was this period of time when he developed his songwriting style-folk based storytelling and personal traveling tales, often peppered with bold confessions or “tell it as it is” reality. Rolling Stone Magazine praised him as “having a novelist’s sense of humanity.”
Returning to his roots in North America, New West Records released five solo albums starting with 2001’s “The Truth About Us,” which featured three fourths of WILCO as the backing band. Invitations from Lucinda Williams, John Hiatt, and Steve Earle to be a support act followed, and he recorded another album for THIRTY TIGERS (“NOT COOL” 2013) in Nashville, which accented the stripped down Memphis & Sun Studios sound of the Tennessee Three. His newest record “AMERICAN FORK,”-a grand departure from his previous efforts, featuring a fully flushed out backing band of Nashville studio musicians and elaborate songs arrangements, will be released first on CAMPFIRE PROPAGANDA, Easton’s own independent songwriter collective and label, founded amidst the exploding art and music scene of East Nashville.