Melanie Baker, Stephen Grady, Libby Ingels, Dan Challis (arvo) Earnest Jackson (Single Launch), Orange Orange, Y A R A, Ella Ferris (evening)

When

2:00 pmSaturday, 14 March

Where

Workers Club

51 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy

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For those striving to get close to making a work of musical art, it can be about connecting to audiences’ in the most simplest of ways; the ‘no bells & whistles’ approach of music-making; lyrics, voice, and one instrument. It is a lifelong pursuit for the dedicated songsmith, a road on which the creative horizon seems close one day, and yet so far the next. There is an intense yearning; to touch the feeling of ‘arrival’ at the hallowed ground of songwriting mastery. Songwriter Sessions showcases a moment in that journey for 4 writers; all of whom are toiling to get inside the heartbeat of their own songs, and sharing this deeper understanding with audiences’.

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EARNEST JACKSON is the infectious and energetic alternative hip hop project from 20-year-old Jackson Hurwood.

From the inner suburbs of Melbourne - Earnest Jackson’s catchy hooks and intricate lyrical trickery will inevitably have you dancing. Earnest’s songs are sometimes playful and cheeky, other times thoughtful and hard-hitting, but always energetic and delivered at maximum power. Earnest’s band, consisting of drums (Soren Maryasin) and saxophone (Lochie Thompson), is playfully unusual and equally energetic. Earnest’s influences include: Childish Gambino, Tyler the Creator, James Blake, Rejjie Snow and Duckwrth so if any of those artists are your jam this is the gig worth coming to in March.

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