MOYSTON - Liz Stringer and Van Walker have become Ararat Live favourites and they will team up again to perform at the Moyston Live Music Festival on Australia Day.
With a reputation for utterly captivating live shows and a string of albums already behind her, Liz Stringer has established herself as one of Melbourne's most exciting and talented musicians. Liz combines intimate, complex narratives with haunting vocals to create unique contemporary roots music. To see her perform live is to see an audience utterly captivated, hanging on every word and every hook as Stringer guides them through journeys of heartbreak, sorrow, hope and love.
Liz's reputation has grown with the releases of 'Pendulum', 'Tides of time' and most recently 'Warm In The Darkness'.
Van Walker was born and raised on the windswept prairies of north-west coast Tasmania, where he first heard the music of Bob Dylan around adolescence and began picking guitar and writing songs. Some hundreds of songs later, Van has created a sound both old and new, with a laconic familiarity that speaks to the heart with an intimacy more effortless than contrived. It has been said that Van Walker writes songs with the ease the rest of us breathe.
Van's writing includes songs for local independent record stores (The Last Record Store), pubs nestled deep within the southern wilderness (Blackout), books found and read on lonely train rides (Timbuktu) and even odes dedicated to itinerant musicians doing the very same (Living Like a Gypsy). Along with these came songs of lovelorn spies (The Singing Detective) downtrodden bus-drivers (Old Joe) transient serial murders (Travelin Man) and drunken rabbits (Wildgrass) to name a few.
Van and Liz will combine at Moyston Live to play a selection of their songs which will be a great chance to see two of Australia's top roots musicians perform.
As well as Liz and Van the festival line up includes Mick Thomas and the Roving Commission, Carus Thompson and Band, Dirt River Radio, Shaun Kirk, Tim Scanlan and The Mahony Brothers.
The day will be catered for by the Moyston Willaura Football Netball Club with food and drinks available all day. No BYO alcohol is allowed. Tickets are $40 or $80 per family and are available on line at: www.trybooking.com/32051 or check out the Moyston Live Facebook page.
'Moyston Live' has received strong support from Grampians Event Hire, Pacific Hydro, Ararat Rural City and the Department of Planning and Community Development.