Red Balloon Music presents Nigel Wearne
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Nigel Wearne saunters after dark in the music of the night, blending blues, folk and Americana-noir. Hailing from Gunditjmara country in the deep south of Australia, he’s a guitarist and multi-instrumentalist with diverse influences such as Nick Cave, Tom Waits and Gillian Welch. A deep thinker and truth seeker with a penchant for all things peculiar, he sings of human frailty, grace and the cosmos; songwriting that cuts to the bone.
Nigel has toured Australia, New Zealand, the US, UK and Canada and he’s performed at a long list of music festivals, including the MerleFest (USA), Old Settler’s Music Festival (USA), Port Fairy Folk Festival (AUS) and the Adelaide Guitar Festival (AUS). His sophomore album, Black Crow garnered wide critical acclaim including a 4-STAR review in Rolling Stone, a nomination for Best Country Album at the Music Victoria Awards and debuted at #1 on the AMRAP Charts. Singer-songwriter, luthier, poet and gleaner; Wearne paints lyrical pictures with “the narrative-fuelled prose of Paul Kelly” – BEAT MAGAZINE.
Nigel returns to the UK after performing at AmericanaFest UK earlier this year and touring alongside Americana songstress, Lauren Housley. He plays the Cambridge Folk Festival and a string of UK shows enroute to the USA.
“Intoxicating New Orleans-tinged Americana… a bit of Waits, some Early James and C.W Stoneking” – POST TO WIRE
“An eruption of energy, rhythm and melody” – RHYTHMS MAGAZINE
“Poignant and mysterious” – MAVERICK MAGAZINE UK