The White Cliffs Music Festival releases its three day program, jam-packed with award-winning artists and events with guest performances at the Underground Motel
The White Cliffs Music Festival is just around the corner. Country music lovers, from all over Australia will travel to the quaint and quirky outback community this month, for one of the biggest outback music events of the year.
The event will feature a line-up of award-winning artists, including Golden Guitar winner Victoria Baillie and sister Barb Baillie as Baylou. Multi-award winning artists Royden Donohue and Nick Charles have also been confirmed.
Guests staying at the White Cliffs Underground Motel will be in for an extra special treat, as two acts have been confirmed to perform at the iconic underground accommodation venue. Both Euripi and Sympatico have amassed a solid fan base across Australia for their musical works, and certainly not to be missed. The performances will be open to the general public with tickets priced at $5.
A variety of musical styles will be celebrated throughout the three days, with country, bluegrass and folk music featuring prominently. Festival-goers will also have the opportunity to meet some of Country music’s big stars, and learn how to write and produce their own music and poetry in a variety of workshops. Poetry and yarn-telling will also feature in the festival.
A full program of performances, workshops and events can be found on the White Cliffs Music Festival website: White Cliffs Music Festival Program
Guests staying at the White Cliffs Underground Motel will be in for an extra special treat, as two acts have been confirmed to perform at the iconic underground accommodation venue. Both Euripi and Sympatico have amassed a solid fan base across Australia for their musical works, and certainly not to be missed. The performances will be open to patrons spending the night as well as to those dining in the restaurant.
Rooms at the White Cliffs Underground Motel are still available, but are running out quickly. Book now at the White Cliffs Underground Motel to avoid disappointment.
Euripi: A brief biography
Euripi is a Mudgee based, original, folk and cover duo, composed of husband and wife team, Glenn and Emily Van Reason. Although coming from different musical backgrounds in Classical and Music Theatre and Aussie Rock, they share a love of an eclectic range of music which transverses many genres.
Euripi draw inspiration for their unique style and harmonies from the musical artists they admire, particularly singer/songwriters such as Bob Dylan, Paul Kelly, Rodriguez, Debra Conway and Damien Rice. They can be found performing through out the Central West at pubs, clubs, weddings and functions, markets and festivals.
When not performing Glenn and Emily are busy raising their four children on the family farm, growing organic vegetables and fruit and tending to their increasing menagerie of animals.
Sympatico: A brief biography
Fiddle, mando, slide guitar, tenor banjo, guitars and vocals blend into an extraordinary Sympatico of musical energy. Sally Carter is a singer/songwriter who plays violin/fiddle, guitar, mandolin and piano. Sally is a New Zealand Australian who indulges in her love of music with joy and gusto . She got her first fiddle when she was 11 years old, but only after she was told that she had to learn the mandolin first, as it had the same fingering. After 6 months, Sally had the basics down, so Santa was obliged to give her a fiddle…Upon hearing some beautiful classical piano music being played one day Sally became entranced with all the possibilities that she felt the piano had to offer and Sally went on to study classical piano.
Sally is a prolific song-writer and loves to tell a story, pull at the heart-strings, or simply pen a good song. Her first jam session with Evan was a “test’ to see how well he could improvise, as Sally needed a duo partner………playing only her originals, Sally was delighted to see just what Evan could do on dobro and mandolin. Evan passed with flying colours, and so Sympatico was born. Sympatico…the blending of like-minded souls to create wonderful music! Evan Webb is a (reluctant) singer and multi-instrumentalist – guitar, bass, mandolin, dobro, harmonica, tenor banjo, uke and piano
Together with Roy Carter and Keith Rea, Evan started Mamas Mountain Jug Band, playing mainly dobro and mandolin. “Mamas” are still together 16 years later. Evan eventually bought a double bass and played with Faux Grass, The High Times String Band, The Chestnut Street Orchestra, Appalachian Heaven and the Johnny Cash Tribute Show. Sally saw Evan accompany a performer at the folk club on mandolin and dobro. A short time later, after an audition (supposedly a “jam”) she suggested forming a duo – thus Sympatico came into existence. At about the same time, Sally joined “Mamas”, much to everyone’s delight. Evan is both surprised and thrilled to be Sally’s musical partner in not just one, but two great lineups.