Willie Watson/Josh Hedley Tour


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.


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


Tickets: caravanmusic.com.au

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

Brian Wise

Brian Wise was the Editor of Addicted To Noise‘s Australian site from 1997 – 2002. The site won two ONYA Awards as Best Online Music Magazine in 1999 & 2000. He has also been Editor since its reincarnation in 2013. He also presents the weekly music interview program Off The Record on 102.7 Triple R-FM (rrr.org.au) in Melbourne. It is networked to 45+ stations across Australia on the Community Radio Network and is a four-time winner of the Best Music Program Award from the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia. In 2012, it was nominated as a finalist in the Excellence in Music Programming category. Brian was also the Founding Editor & Publisher of Rhythms Magazine and is now its Senior Contributing Editor.

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