Helen Ryder Trio (arvo) Craig Woodward (evening)


4:00 pmSunday, 16 May 2021


Drunken Poet

65 Peel St, West Melbourne

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With a love of songs with a story to tell and that rare ability to transform a lyric to make it her very own, Helen is looking forward to returning to The Drunken Poet to perform her album Someday Love - eleven tracks of atmospheric country soul pop. The album features a duet with Spencer P Jones on the classic Lee Hazlewood tune Lady Bird. Since her last release Helen has been writing for her forthcoming second album and will perform a selection of new material along with an eclectic mix of her favourite songs. Joining Helen on stage will be Bruce Haymes (Archie Roach) on keyboards and Jeff Burstin (Vika and Linda) on guitar.


Returning to the Drunken Poet, local multi instrumentalist and American ‘Southern’ roots music specialist Craig Woodward will be performing two solo sets (with possible guest sit-ins) Sunday May 16th from 6:30-8:30pm..Old-time Fiddler, banjoist, Cajun accordionist, singer and front man of Melbourne based ‘Flying Engine Stringband’, Old-time and Country Blues duo ‘Woodward & Rough’ and The ‘Johnny Can’t Dance’ Cajun Band
Clawhammer banjo tunes, fiddlin’ n singin’, Mountain Blues & Ballads, Cajun 2-Steps, Waltzes and Stomps form the Swamps!

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