Tickets are now on sale for ‘Out On The Weekend 2017‘ a celebration of Americana music, great food, and fine booze.
Headlining Out On The Weekend in 2017 will be the award winning Justin Townes Earle. Recent new father of both a new album and a daughter, Justin Townes Earle has been absent from his favourite country for a few years now. It will be a treat to have him back on the big stage with a full band, new and old tunes and the same hammer down guitar pickin’ goodness he possesses.
Also appearing for the first time ever in Australia is the legendary Son Volt. Led by the songwriting and vocals of Jay Farrar, Son Volt was one of the most instrumental and influential bands in launching the alt.country movement of the 1990’s. A movement that was the precursor to what is now widely referred to as Americana.
Individually Jonny Fritz and Robert Ellis have graced the Out On The Weekend stage, but in 2017 they return with and Cory Chisel as Traveller. The three formed the group to take a detour around the well paved, monotonous road of solo artistry. It’s a band of three great friends, all with distinct styles, who love to write and perform together. This is a no brainer. And it will be lots of fun with a solid backing band and an album of tunes that will be released real soon.
2016 favourites Our Exes Live In Texas return for 2017. Their debut album “When We Fall” is a fantasy draft of Sydney’s finest singer-songwriters – Elana Stone, Katie Wighton, Hannah Crofts and Georgia Mooney – here combining in four-part indie-folk heaven. On mandolin, ukulele, accordion and guitar they’ve got it all. As Brag magazine said, “Catch them before they’re famous and only perform for royalty and astronauts.”
Every year there is at least one act you have never heard of, but walk away loving. This year that act is The Deslondes. Hailed by NPR as “deft assemblers of a sound that traverses decades and styles with humble grace,” the New Orleans five-piece band will play Australia and Out On The Weekend for the first time. In the time between the release of their self-titled debut and sophomore album, “Hurry Home,” The Deslondes have toured the world and drawn critical acclaim for their studied and inventive take on New Orleans country and R&B.
The full Out On The Weekend 2017 lineup includes Justin Townes Earle, Son Volt, Traveller (Jonny Fritz, Robert Ellis & Cory Chisel), All Our Exes Live In Texas, The Deslondes. Robbie Fulks, Fanny Lumsden, The Sadies, Joshua Hedley, Raised by Eagles, Freya Josephine Hollick, Davidson Brothers and Monee Valley Drifters.
OUT ON THE WEEKEND 2017, MELBOURNE
11:30am – 10:30pm Saturday 14 October 2017
Seaworks, 82 Nelson Place, Williamstown
TICKETS ON SALE NOW AT WWW.EVENTBRITE.COM.AU