Nigel Wearne

Intimate Spaces Concert Series presents

Nigel Wearne

Fri · February 8, 2019

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$25.00

Nigel Wearne is an Australian folk/country singer-songwriter, luthier, poet and gleaner. Equipped with personally handcrafted instruments, his music melds finger-style guitar, clawhammer banjo, folk and honest storytelling. Gleaning diverse influence from Kelly Joe Phelps, Townes Van Zandt and Sun Kil
Moon, he tells stories of forgotten rebels, wandering poets and his love of eggs. Nigel has toured extensively throughout Australia and New Zealand and he's performed at a long list of Australian music festivals, including the Port Fairy Folk Festival, Cygnet Folk Festival and Queenscliff Music Festival. He's also shared shows with the likes of All Our Exes Live in Texas, Lindsay Lou (USA),
Jenny Mitchell (NZ), Tennyson King (CAN), The Davidson Brothers, Jordie Lane and the late great Billy Thorpe.

Nigel Wearne
Nigel Wearne
Nigel Wearne is an Australian folk/country singer-songwriter, luthier, poet and gleaner. Equipped with
personally handcrafted instruments, his music melds finger-style guitar, clawhammer banjo, folk and
honest storytelling. Gleaning diverse influence from Kelly Joe Phelps, Townes Van Zandt and Sun Kil
Moon, he tells stories of forgotten rebels, wandering poets and his love of eggs. Nigel has toured
extensively throughout Australia and New Zealand and he's performed at a long list of Australian music
festivals, including the Port Fairy Folk Festival, Cygnet Folk Festival and Queenscliff Music
Festival. He's also shared shows with the likes of All Our Exes Live in Texas, Lindsay Lou (USA),
Jenny Mitchell (NZ), Tennyson King (CAN), The Davidson Brothers, Jordie Lane and the late great Billy
Thorpe.
From stories of social justice and observation, to emotional reflection and historical tales, Nigel
draws inspiration from everyday people from all walks of life. Some songs are autobiographical and
personal, but many are other people’s stories and an amalgamation of truth, observation, personal
experience and fiction. For Nigel, music is a candid, human and important messenger for stories and
moments in time. His 2012 album, Black Crow garnered wide critical acclaim including a 4 star review
in Rolling Stone and a nomination for Best Country Album at The Age Music Victoria Awards. Nigel’s
current album Drawing Circles is a solo record that’s raw, compelling and reflective. A storyteller
at heart, he paints lyrical pictures with “the narrative-fuelled prose of Paul Kelly” - Beat
Magazine. “One of Australia’s emerging songwriters” - Tone Deaf. “Warmth flecked with grit…
beauty awaits” 4 Stars – Rolling Stone.
Venue Information:
Midland Cultural Centre - Rotary Hall
333 King St.
Midland, ON, L4R 3M7