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Grammy winner and a longtime bass player with Chris Isaak. Singer, Songwriter and Watercolor Artist, Rowland Salley is hitting Australian shores. There will be only one performance in a venue hand picked by Roly, Lizotte’s Newcastle on Monday, December 19. The show will include songs from his debut album Killing the Blues as well as new music he has been working on.

Rowland Salley 'Killing The Blues'

Rowland Salley ‘Killing The Blues’

With a career spanning decades and leading him around the world, Roly has worked and collaborated with many iconic artists including Chuck Berry, Roy Orbison, John Sebastian and Joan Baez to name a few. True to his roots, the show will deliver a lineup of folk and blues.

Rowland Salley and Chris Isaak on stage (Hunter Valley - April 2013)

Rowland Salley and Chris Isaak onstage (Hunter Valley – April 2013)

Being a true music lover himself, Roly had previously visited the 106-year-old art deco theater which Lizotte’s calls home to see Diesel on stage and when planning this visit, Lizotte’s was the only room that was on option for this very special intimate show. Brian and Jo Lizotte pride themselves on maintaining a venue that is good for artists and a safe space where music lovers come to really listen to artists.

Tickets are on sale now and can be book online at or by calling the venue on 02 4956 2066.