Nigel Wearne

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Equipped with personally handcrafted guitars, Nigel Wearne melds finger-style guitar, country twang, honky-tonk and honest storytelling. With a hint of Hank Williams and influences including Townes Van Zandt, Steve Earle, Bob Dylan and the spirit of Woody Guthrie, he tells stories of mischievous bank robbers, wandering poets and his love of eggs. Nigel has performed at a bunch of music festivals throughout Australia, including the Port Fairy Folk Festival, Folk, Rhythm & Life and the Queenscliff Music Festival. With frayed poetic edges and honest grit, Wearne is “one of Australia's emerging songwriters” (Tone Deaf) and has “the narrative-fuelled prose of Paul Kelly” (Beat Magazine). Nigel’s current album Black Crow was recorded by Adelaide’s Mick Wordley (Jeff Lang, Chris Whitley, Jordie Lane) and has received impressive reviews across the board, most notably, a 4 star review in Rolling Stone Magazine.

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