Join us for an afternoon of Country music with Arna Georgia and Alt. Country with The Weeping Willows for a double headline show at Marakoopa! Food and drinks and a firepit to warm your cockles are on offer. Limited tickets so get in quick to secure your spot to enjoy music, friendship and warmth in the middle of our Tassie winter.
2021 CMAA ‘Golden Guitar’ award winners, The Weeping Willows (Laura Coates and Andrew Wrigglesworth) are a couple of old souls, steeped in Bluegrass tradition and draped in Gothic Americana imagery. They regale their audiences with stories of sunshine and romance, God and The Devil, murder and decay. Real music. The Willows return to Republic Bar & Cafe to launch their brand new EP.
2017-2020 saw The Weeping Willows nominated for 8 x CMAA ‘Golden Guitar’ awards, 4 x Country Music Channel (CMC) awards, Live Act of the Year (Country) in the National Live Music Awards (NLMAs), performing at AmericanaFest (USA), Folk Alliance International (USA), Maverick Festival (UK), Port Fairy Folk Festival, Queenscliff Music Festival, Out On The Weekend and the Australian Americana Music Honours. In recent years they have supported Lukas Nelson & POTR (USA), Hayes Carll (USA), Iris DeMent (USA), Eilen Jewell (USA) and Willie Watson (USA) and completed national and international tours in support of their sophomore album, Before Darkness Comes A-Callin’, which received four-star reviews in Rolling Stone, The Australian and The Music. A Weeping Willows performance, whether live on location or caught on tape will always delight.
Joining them will be Arna George. The Sydney country musician has only recently released her debut album ‘Yes Girl’ that was produced by Nash Chambers in his Nashville studio ‘Troubadour House Studios” and includes an incredible mix of highly acclaimed musicians. The album debuted at #2 on the iTunes country charts and #19 across all genres with the first single 1998, charting on CMC and gaining rotation on CMT and the second single ‘Passing Through’ gaining radio airplay both nationally and internationally.