The Shack - June 2009
7.30pm, Saturday 6th June 2009
Posted Monday, May 4, 2009
1395a Pittwater Road
(In between the Ambulance Station and Car Park of Narrabeen Shopping Centre)
Guest artists this month include:
- The Jeff Stanley Band - “He’s the best guitarist I have ever heard,” were the words spoken on national radio about Jeff Stanley. He was raised in East Africa which exposed him to eclectic music from an early age. As a teenager, Jeff incorporated such styles as African pop, rock, jazz, blues, funk, ska, and reggae into his music. This diversity soon landed him several first place awards in Songwriters Showcases. He’s a diverse singer-songwriter whose abilities are evident throughout all five of his original full length albums. His bizarre sense of humor, ability to improvise and create lyrics on a whim, and spiritual vibe continue to inspire audiences in the United States, Africa, Mexico, and Australia. Most recently, Jeff and his band headlined a sold-out concert at the Sydney Opera House!
- Springtide - The combined talents of Jackie Luke on Hammered Dulcimer, and Greg Wilson on Para-Celtic Harp makes up one of Sydney's most distinctive duos. Add to the sound the sweetness of Jackie's vocals, and the lively sound of accordion and concertina and you have the unique sound of Springtide. Years of dabbling in many musical styles has given Springtide a wealth of musical material to choose from. They revel in finding music to suit their unusual instrumental combination. They are the “Strings” component of the former “Fellowship of the Strings”. Not to be missed.
- Selalu - Trevor, Kathleen and Tully produce the unique sound of Selalu, a dynamic trio playing a diversity of original songs that take audiences on a journey that is thought provoking and moving. Drawing upon contemporary folk and country styles with acoustic guitars, bass, mandolin and strong 3-part harmonies that support moving and thoughtful lyrics, these songs take you on a journey of the heart. Selalu’s poetic approach is unique and refreshing.
Coffee and tea is available but BYO refreshments and nibblies.
The Shack is held on the first Saturday of every month. There's a cover charge of $15 (or $10 for members, students and pensioners) to cover costs. The Shack is a non profit organisation – all proceeds go toward the promotion and presentation of original, contemporary and traditional 21st century folk music.