Love Police have announced that Willie Watson and Josh Hedley will be playing to Australia’s East Coast in July 2016.
Kick starting in Brisbane it will be a ride down our East Coast with stops in Sydney, Melbourne and Meeniyan, as well as Bellingen for Bello Winter Music festival.
Willie Watson, who captured fans on his recent trip down under as part of the Dave Rawlings Machine, is a singer-songwriter, guitarist, and banjo player who hails from Watkins Glen in upstate New York and was a founding member of the most respected bands within the realm of modern Americana, Old Crow Medicine Show. Released in 2014 his debut solo album, Folk Singer Vol. 1, was produced by Dave Rawlings .
Josh Hedley may have been born and raised in Naples, Florida but is no stranger to our musical venues having toured here with Justin Townes Earle and more recently as part of the Out on the Weekend House Band in October 2015 and in his 11 years as a Nashville musician he has been a mainstay in all the legendary honky tonks and has played with the likes of Jack White, Dan Auerbach, Nikki Lane, Justin Townes Earle, Yelawolf and Jonny Fritz who pushed him to pursue a career as a singer and songwriter and with the greats like George Jones and Merle Haggard in mind.
Opening for Willie and Josh in Brisbane will be Imogen Clark, in Sydney Elwood Myre and at the Melbourne’s Northcote Social Club Matt Walker will kick start preceding’s.
WILLIE WATSON & JOSH HEDLEY EAST COAST AUSTRALIAN TOUR
Friday July 8 – WOOLLY MAMMOTH, BRISBANE with Imogen Clark
Tickets: www.mammothmanestage.com.au or 1300 724 867
Thursday July 14 – NEWTOWN SOCIAL CLUB, SYDNEY with Elwood Myre
Tickets: www.newtownsocialclub.com or 1300 724 867
Friday July 15 – CARAVAN CLUB, MELBOURNE
Saturday July 16 – MEENIYAN TOWN HALL
Tickets: lyrebirdartscouncil.com.au or phone (03) 5664 9239
Sunday July 17 – NORTHCOTE SOCIAL CLUB, MELBOURNE with Matt Walker
Tickets: www.northcotesocialclub.com or 1300 724 867
Also playing Bellow Winter Music Festival, Bellingen
Willie Watson’s Folk Singer Vol. 1 is out now via Acony Records/Redeye Worldwide