Shoelace Sessions: Alister Turrill - Live Stream


7:00 pmFriday, 28 August 2020

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From lockdown in Melbourne, The Shoelace Sessions presents a series of live instagram takeovers from some of your favourite artists.

These takeovers will host intimate and unique live performances broadcasted directly to you, where ever you are in the world.

This Tuesday's artist is the magical Alister Turrill.


“Alister is a songwriter of the highest order and a sign that the future of Australian blues is in good hands.” - Lloyd Spiegel, Premier Endorsee Cole Clark Guitars.

"It's refreshing to witness live a craftsman at work and Alister Turrill playing his lap steel guitar is one of those unique experiences." Michael Carrucan, Former Director of Queenscliff Music Festival.

It would be a generalisation to group Queenscliff’s Alister Turrill with other young roots players. His playing style blends a true form of blues with complex song writing seldom seen.

He’s shared the stage with Jeff Lang, Geoff Achison and Lloyd Spiegel on several occasions and has supported the likes of Charlie Parr (US), Tim Rogers, Ash Grunwald, Kim Churchill, Steve Smyth, Tim Freedman and Shane Howard.

The past twelve months have seen the new Melbourne resident at his busiest and best yet with his first East Coast Tour (including a well-received slot on the Roaming Buskers Stage at Byron Bay Bluesfest 2017) and first European shows.

Following his award winning 2013 debut album 'Reverence & Resonance, and 2015 single release 'Road To The Grave', Alister has released a brand new EP, 'A Toast To Better Times'.
A stripped-back modern folk/country-blues record where the quality of his songwriting is bared for all.

Honest, Flawed, Gravel-Throated Folkin' Blues awaits.