HUNTERS AND GATHERERS A High Country Harvest event Saturday, May 19, 2018
Mingle and feast under the historic verandahs of Yackandandah at this special collaboration between two of the town’s most exciting eateries – Saint Monday and The Star Hotel. Known for gathering the finest in locally grown organic and biodynamic produce for its plant-based menus, Saint Monday will be dishing up small plates and platters of earthly delights and mixing up botanical cocktails. With a following for its house-smoked meats and boutique brewing, The Star Hotel will bring to the party finger-licking meaty morsels and small plates as well as refreshing Two Pot Brewery ales. Whether you are a ‘hunter’ or a ‘gatherer’, grab your seat at the table at our verandah-to-verandah party. Drinks available at bar prices.
The Mid-Winter Sessions Four consecutive wintery weeks of live music and belly-warming food Friday, June 15 to Friday, July 6
Cat Canteri & Justin Bernasconi Friday, June 15 Cat Canteri is a Melbourne based singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who’s known in the Australian folk and Americana scene for her effortless velvet vocal performances, deeply personal songs, and energetic live performances. Her music document real life situations and experiences were framed, coloured and shaped by exquisite playing. Her 2016 release Late At Night ventured into new territory with reckless electric slide guitar, and a bold vocal delivery that captures both the vitality and intimacy of her live shows. Her forthcoming album 'Pentridge Wasteland' is centred on the grind and grime of life of inner city Melbourne. It will be released in May 2018 through MGM distribution.
Mezz Coleman Saturday, June 23 Wearing her heart proudly on her sleeve, Melbourne songbird Mezz Coleman writes and sings songs of love and loss. A jazz singer in a former life, Mezz has found her musical "home" in the folk and indie-pop worlds, and with her ukulele in hand has spent the last decade performing, recording and sharing her music with audiences both in Melbourne and regional Australia, establishing herself as a prolific songwriter, engaging storyteller and class act vocalist.
Dan Tuffy & Lucie Thorne Saturday, June 30 Cool grooves, a sultry sound and a genuinely idiosyncratic approach to creating music with a story to tell forms the finer stuff that seeps through the cracks of Dan Tuffy's majestic songs. Originally from Australia and resident of the Netherlands since 1993, Dan Tuffy has been around. Back in Melbourne in the 80s, he was a founding member of popular psychedelic/folk cult group Wild Pumpkins at Midnight. Later he would become the driving force behind the eclectic rootsy trio Big Low (2002 – 2012) as well as being a founding member of one of the Netherlands most unique world music groups Parne Gadje and owner of independent label Smoked Recordings. Dan returns to Australia in 2018 to play a selection of shows across the country with label-mate and renowned songwriter/performer Lucie Thorne.
Jenny Mitchell & Nigel Wearne Friday, July 6 Jenny Mitchell is one of New Zealand’s brightest rising stars. Hailing from Gore in the south, Jenny’s love for storytelling is at the core of her songwriting & who she is an artist. Influenced by the likes of Gillian Welch, The Lumineers and Miranda Lambert, Jenny blends country, folk and Americana into her own captivating style. At 18 years of age, she has won a NZ Gold Guitar Award, MLT Songwriting Award, Southland Entertainer of the Year Award & played to audiences in Sweden, Ireland, Australia & countless shows in her homeland of NZ. Years earlier, at the tender age of 14, Jenny placed 3rd on New Zealand's Got Talent. After her success on the show she went on to release her debut album, The Old Oak, that debuted at number 1 on the NZ Country iTunes Charts and number 3 on the Official NZ Music Charts. “An artist who knows exactly who she is and feels no need to give way." - Southland Times (NZ).