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Frank Yamma & Casey Driessen

When:

Thu 18 Sep 2014, 8:00pm–11:00pm

Where: Flying Saucer Club, 4 St Georges Road, Elsternwick, Victoria

Restrictions: All Ages Licensed

Ticket Information:

  • Reserved Seats: $35.00
  • General Admission: $20.00
  • General Admission At The Door: $25.00
  • Additional fees may apply

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Listed by: leticia4

From Uluru to the USA - Frank Yamma and Casey Driessen are two dynamic and unique performers from opposite sides of the globe. Frank, one of Australia’s leading indigenous songwriters alongside the GRAMMY-nominated, creative bluegrass fiddle virtuoso Casey - this will be one very special night of music not to be missed.

Frank Yamma, a traditional Pitjantjatjara man from Australia’s central desert will be releasing his double sided single I’ll be back soon”/”everybody’s talking” from his anticipated new album “Uncle” . Frank is regarded by many as one of Australia’s most significant Indigenous songwriters with an ability to cross cultural and musical boundaries. When Yamma sings, you listen and travel with him. An initiated Pitjantjatjara man, he sings in his native language and English. His mighty songs, magical guitar playing and deeply arresting voice are all there in his compelling new album. Although he’s lived in Adelaide for many years, Frank’s spirit belongs to the heart of Australia. Uluru. Docker River. Ernabella. Central Australia. As he says, ‘that’s where the Pitjantjatjara mob come from”.

Evocative and occasionally heart-wrenching…Yamma writes songs combining deep sadness with a remarkable beauty.’ Limelight Magazine

Casey Driessen has spent his career pushing the boundaries of fiddle music. With the release of his third album, The Singularity, the 34-year old virtuoso proves that the possibilities of one man, one five string fiddle, and one pedal board are endless. The Singularity, Driessen’s third record, is a solo album in every sense of the phrase—the only sounds listeners hear are created by the looping of fiddle and voice. It was self-recorded and self- produced at his home studio. In between touring with The Flecktones, Tim O’Brien, and Darrell Scott, and opening for the Zac Brown Band, the GRAMMY-nominated Driessen has participated in several genre-blending ventures, including Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn’s Sparrow Quartet. At his core, he is a bluegrass fiddler, albeit one who honed his skills at Berklee College of Music.