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Friday, September 19 • 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Sounds Australia Presents: A Taste of Australia

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Hosted by SOUNDS AUSTRALIA representative Dobe Newton, “A Taste Of Australia” has become a must-attend event for Americana delegates as we showcase Australia’s five official artists at Americana 2014. You’ll need to buy your own drinks, but lunch is on us. Plus the usual prizes of course. Be early to avoid disappointment AND bring your laminate.This year’s line-up includes Falls, Immigrant Union, Brooke Russell & The Mean Reds, The Mae Trio, and The Audreys.

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Dobe Newton

Sounds Australia


Brooke Russell & the Mean Reds

With songs about boozy nights, bad decisions, broken hearts and the best intentions, Brooke Russell and The Mean Reds blend country, blues, folk and swing to appease their love of all things vintage. Culminating in a kitchen in Fitzroy North, The Mean Reds are based in Melbourne and consist of Brooke Russell on voice, guitar and mandolin, Grant Taylor on lead guitar, Ben Franz on double bass, Tilman Robinson on backing vocals and trombone and... Read More →


They met. They fell in love. They fought. They broke up. Falls. At a time when for most it would be the end of a relationship, for Sydney duo Falls it was just the beginning. Melinda Kirwin and Simon Rudston-Brown, better known as Sydney duo Falls, found themselves better bandmates than bedmates, and headed into the studio to write a few songs.  Falls soon found themselves heading out on tour with the likes of The Lumineers, Of... Read More →

Immigrant Union

Immigrant Union formed via a chance meeting at a bar between Brent DeBoer (The Dandy Warhols) and Bob Harrow (The Lazy Sons), their shared love of music led to a trip to the bush and an all night jam, solidifying a friendship that would form the basis of Immigrant Union.  | | Part psychedelic folk, part country rock, Immigrant Union have been building their name through stellar live performances at some of the country's most iconic venues... Read More →

The Audreys

The Audreys are songwriting duo Taasha Coates and Tristan Goodall. Formed in Adelaide in 2004, they are now one of Australia’s highest profile roots bands. They have released three records, one in 2006 called “Between Last Night and Us”, another in 2008 called “When the Flood Comes”, and “Sometimes the Stars” in late 2010. All three records have won that year’s ARIA Award for Best Blues and Roots... Read More →

The Mae Trio

The Mae Trio are a multi-award winning band of three of the Australian folk scene's most talented young songwriters, singers and performers. Sisters Maggie and Elsie Rigby (The Rainmakers) are joined by cellist Anita Hillman (Evelyn’s Secret). They perform an insightful collection of original songs arranged for ukulele, banjo, guitar, fiddle, cello, bass and superb three part vocal harmony. Winners of the Folk Alliance Australia Youth Award... Read More →


Friday September 19, 2014 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Blue Bar 1911 Broadway