See acclaimed Australian singer-songwriter Liz Stringer in the Festival of Small Halls tour on December 10
Thanks to Brooke Bignell and Rainbow Beach Commerce and Tourism, Rainbow Beach will host American folk raconteur Vance Gilbert, and acclaimed Australian singer-songwriter Liz Stringer, in the Festival of Small Halls tour.
The Festival of Small Halls Summer Tour will start in Wyreema, a tiny town in the Darling Downs region with a population of little more than 1,000 and will finish in Eudlo, a hinterland village on the Sunshine Coast.
In the program of 20 halls produced by Woodfordia Inc, the duo reach us on December 10 and Kandanga Public Hall on December 13.
Brooke can’t wait for the evening, “Liz Stringer is an amazing musician, and we are lucky enough to have her here for The Festival of Small Halls.”
Melbourne-based, Liz is one of Australia’s most respected songwriters and performers. She is fresh from a year-long tour of Australia, Canada and the United States.
For Liz, this tour is all about the inspiration she finds on the road. “Folk music is all about telling stories about culture, about life, about each other.
“It’s about making sense of being a human and, because of that, it has the ability to connect humans to each other,” she says.
Vance Gilbert has released twelve albums since bursting onto the New York singer/songwriter scene in the nineties. His work is an ongoing commitment to traditional folk storytelling, yet remains true to his jazz roots.
He can count opening for soul legend Aretha Franklin among his many achievements.
A local kids’ band will open proceedings, so be sure to buy a ticket and be there – 6.30pm start, $25 entry, light refreshments. For tickets, information or to volunteer to assist contact Brooke at Bbignell7@gmail.com or www.festivalofsmallhalls.com
Urged Brooke, “Please start spreading the word, and get your friends and family booked in for folk tunes, fun and nourishing community-driven celebrations!”