A worldly line-up at country music festival
THE Toyota Country Music Festival 2014 will offer a huge line-up of local and international artists. Many of the artists will be travelling great lengths and distances to be in Tamworth to perform for the festival crowds.
The festival from January 17-26 will host a great line-up of international artists including Quinn Keister of Canada, Monte Goode from the US, Australian/Austrian group John Deer Band and Alessandro Nicoletta from Italy.
Originally from Tasmania, Audrey Auld's heart is in country music with a presence as big as The Outback (now residing in Nashville).
Her songs are heard on the Grand Ole Opry, recorded by Nashville stars and descendants of the Carter Family, included in TV shows (Justified, The Good Guys, Longmire) and played within the walls of San Quentin Prison where she hosts ongoing writing workshops. Auld calls her style "music with the dirt left on".
Such a great line-up of international artists brings a diversity to the festival, with different genres and sounds.
The Littlest Birds, made up of Dave Huebner and Sharon Martinson, will make the trek to this year's festival from California.
A touring cello and banjo duo, The Littlest Birds have firmly established themselves on a national scale as roots music artists.
John Deer Band visited the festival in 2011/2012 and will be making the long haul back to Tamworth.
The John Deer Band is made up of an Australian-born bass player and lead vocalist together with three Austrian band members, and will take Tamworth by storm with their full range of country, R 'n' B and rock 'n' roll.
Visit the festivals website at www.tcmf.com.au/