Liz Stringer

Big Tuesday String-A-Long rolls on…

We had an incredible first week of the String-A-Long on Tuesday June 6th with my guest Dr Lou Bennett. Tonight, I welcome Deborah Conway. I can’t wait! Check out the little video I made with my rudimentary iMovie skillz… X

June 13, 2017

The Big Tuesday String-A-Long

So I had an idea a few months ago and things about to get very real up in here… I wanted to use the four Tuesdays in June I had booked at the Gasometer in Collingwood, Melbourne for something other than just a standard gig. I’m very rarely in Melbourne for a whole month at a time these days and the thought of spending that entire increasingly chilly, cosy month hometown got me thinking about how much the city, and its myriad of creative and talented inhabitants, has taught me and molded my career thus far. So I thought to myself, ‘why don’t I interview four of these people? Pick their brains about their own careers, how they’ve continued to sustain themselves spiritually and financially throughout their long and varied lives in music?…’

I had a wish list. Four of my idols. Who also happen to be four of my friends and collaborators. And I asked all of them. And they all said YES!!! So that’s what’s happening for the month of June, folks. Every tuesday night. There’s tickets to each show and a special season pass ticket (to all four shows at a discounted price) available from The Gasometer Hotel Gig page. And from my shows page on this website.

Tuesday 6th June – Dr Lou Bennett: Former member of the internationally acclaimed and adored trio Tiddas, highly respected songwriter and solo artist, co-founder/artistic director/co-CEO of the Black Arm Band (2006-2014), current McKenzie Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Melbourne.

 

Tuesday 13th June – Deborah Conway: Platinum selling songwriter and recording artist, festival director, producer, trailblazer and Rolling Stone living legend.

 

Tuesday 20th June – Neil Murray: Co-founding member of the seminal Warumpi Band, internationally celebrated songwriter and performer, published novelist and the 2017 Port Fairy Folk Festival Artist Of The Year.

 

Tuesday 27th June – Mick Thomas: Founding member and song-master of the legendary Weddings Parties Anything, raconteur, troubadour, artistic director, innovator, Australian songwriting luminary and, most recently, author.

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May 26, 2017

A Month of Moxam

Is it May?! WTAF. I’m fresh off two weeks with the band in NSW and VIC. What a wicked fortnight that was. I love playing with the band so much. Being able to stretch out like that is exactly what I needed. And I’m so pumped that my good buddy Tim Moxam from Toronto will arrive in Sydney TOMORROW for a month long tour with me in NSW, VIC and WA. I can’t wait to see him. He’s a total legend!

Thu May 4th The Lush Factory, Tilba Tilba NSW
Fri May 5th House Concert, Nowra NSW
Sat May 6th Lost Highway Bluegrass Festival, Karuah, NSW
Sun May 7th 63 First Ave, Sawtell, NSW
Fri May 12th House Concert, Melbourne VIC
Sat May 13th Major Toms, Kyneton VIC
Sun May 14th Saints & Sailors, Portarlington VIC
Thu May 18th House Concert, Fremantle WA
Fri May 19th Bassendean Hotel, Bassendean WA
Sat May 20th House Concert, Denmark, WA
Sun May 21st House Concert, Albany WA
Tue May 23rd, Kooljaman at Cape Leveque, WA
Wed May 24th Kooljaman at Cape Leveque, WA
Sat May 27th The Good Cartel , Broome WA

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May 1, 2017

Band tour announced for April and a brand new clip!!

I’m so excited to be hitting the road with my wonderful band in April for a run of shows. To celebrate, Tim Keegan, bass-man extraordinaire has put together a clip of our shenanigans on tour launching All The Bridges in 2016 to the second song on the record, “Feel It Now”. Check it out!!

We’ll be joined the awesome Timothy Nelson from Perth, who’ll be opening the shows in Sydney and Victoria and also playing bass for us, while the other Tim (Keegan) is having a spell.

All links to the presale tickets etc are on the  SHOWS page .

We can’t wait to get back out there!!

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Thursday 2oth April – Django Bar, Sydney NSW *

Friday 21st April  – Gooloogong Log Cabin Hall (with Ben Salter), Gooloogong NSW

Saturday 22nd April – The Gumball, Lower Belford NSW

Sunday 23rd April – Candelo Village Fest, Candelo NSW

Friday 28th April – Old Hepburn Hotel, Hepburn Springs VIC *

Saturday 29th April – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne VIC *

Sunday 30th April – Torquay Bowls Club, Torquay VIC*

*With special guest Timothy Nelson (WA)

 

 

 

March 23, 2017

Heading back to Australia, shows with The East Pointers, The Waifs and a solo Parlour tour

HIYA!!

I get on a train in a couple of hours. That train will take me to the plane that will take me to Singapore so I can get off that plane and get on another one that will take me to Melbourne. Can’t quite believe it’s come around so fast, this heading back to Australia business, but I CANNOT WAIT TO SEE MY NEPHEW and my other peeps. Good news is, my car hasn’t been stolen this time, I’m assured, so that’ll already make this homecoming less fraught than the last…

I’m going be hitting the ground running (napping, more realistically, but you get the picture) and can’t wait to play some shows with two of my favourite bands, my Prince Edward Island brothers The East Pointers (Melbourne and Geelong, March 8 and 9)

 

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and Aussie legends The Waifs (Albury and Canberra, March 15, 16). Details on my SHOWS page.

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I’m also going to be heading out on a solo Parlour House Concert Tour .

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If you’re in VIC, TAS or NSW and would like to host a house concert go to the link and get in touch with the Parlour mob. They’re awesome. I’d love to see you and play you some new songs. You can have a look at a little promo video that I made

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I’m looking forward to getting back out on the road down under!

 

Love,

 

Stringzy XX

February 28, 2017

Folk Alliance International Conference – Kansas City 2017

Well, that tour all around the Canadian east coast with Tim Moxam and his band, Ken Boville and Adrian Cook, was an incredible adventure. I had such a crazy good time and have three beautiful new friends. It turns out I love Canada in Winter. It’s stunningly beautiful and there’s something invigorating about the cold. It’s awesome. Although, having said that, we were very lucky, in that we missed massive storms and snow falls that hit the Maritimes a week after we were there. So maybe if we’d scheduled the tour for a week later, my opinion on winter might be different. BUT, as it stands, I love it and can’t wait to get back to do it all again!!

I’m writing this in Kansas City. The FAI conference starts today and soon 2000+ musicians and industry peeps will descend on this hotel and create madness for three days. I’ve got a bit of a cold – first time in ages I’ve been remotely sick, actually – but I’m pumped for this. And excited to see a bunch of friends that I haven’t seen since last year in Australia and Canada.

Here’s my list of showcases. As you can see, I have some late nights ahead! Luckily I’m in my best voice at 3 in the morning. At least I always used to be… Let’s see what happens! I’m stoked that my Canadian record label, of which Tim Moxam is a stable-mate, Roaring Girl Records, will be here reprezentin’. Nice to have the Canadian family on the ground. Xx

 

 

Wednesday 15th Feb

11pm – 11:30pm – Access Film Music Blue ITR #552

1:50am – 2:30am – Anderson Fair ITR #634

 

Thursday 16th Feb

7pm – 7:30pm OFFICIAL SHOWCASE – Liberty

10:30pm – 11:15pm – Folk Alliance Australia & #StateOfUs ITR #738

12am – 12:25am – United Nations Showcase Room #556

2am – 3am – Roaring Girl Records ITR # 619

 

Friday 17th Feb

2pm – 2:30pm – Folk Alliance Australia & #StateOfUs #738

3pm – 4pm – Canadian Music. East Coast Style ITR #535

1:45am – 2:15am – Folk Alliance Australia & #StateOfUs ITR #738

 

Saturday 18th Feb

2.30pm – 3:30pm – Roaring Girl Records ITR #619

12.15am – 12:40am – Roaring Girl Records #619

1am – 1:20am – Cole Clark, D’Addario, AER #615

2am – 3am – Roaring Girl Records ITR #619

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February 15, 2017

Winter Touring in Canada and Aussie Band Shows Announced

Helloooooooo!!

I’m excited to be heading back to Canada and the US in Jan/Feb to tour in the East of Canada and then attend the 29th Folk Alliance International Conference in Kansas City.

I’ll be starting off in New Brunswick at the Winter Warmer Festival and then joining my stable mate at Roaring Girl RecordsTim Moxam for a two-week tour through Quebec, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia:

Feb 3 Standstead House Concert, Stanstead QC

Feb 4 The Dunk, Breadalbane PEI

Feb 5 The Old Triangle, Charlottetown PEI

Feb 6 Bar Menz, Halifax NS

Feb 7 House Concert, Boutilliers Point NS

Feb 8 Grimross Brewery, Fredericton NB

Feb 9 Le Cagibi, Montreal QC

Feb 10 The Crossing Pub, Sharbot Lake ON

Feb 11 Squeezebox House Concert, Kanata ON

Feb 12 Burdock, Toronto ON

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Can’t wait to get stuck back into it.

Happy new year, everyone!!

Xx

January 12, 2017

#saveRNmusic

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I’m incredibly honoured that “All The Bridges” was named as one of the albums of 2016 by Paul Gough from The Inside Sleeve on ABC RN. I’m also honoured that one of the shows from the “All The Bridges” Australian launch tour was recorded at our beloved Caravan Music Club and featured on RN’s The Live Set a few weeks ago. Both of these programs have been champions of my work for many years now. They have supported and shone light on a huge array of Australian music, including that of many of my musical peers and friends. I, personally, have made incredible discoveries through the following Radio National music programs: The Inside Sleeve, The Daily Planet, The Rhythm Divine & The Live Set. Under recently announced cuts, the ABC plans to decommission all of these programs, effective as of 2017. As Australia, and the world, finds itself on the verge of significant cultural and social change, it’s even more important that our vibrant musical culture is given every opportunity to continue to connect us and to keep the vital lines of communication between Australians, of every background and from every corner of the country, open. These are not just significant cuts for musicians, festivals and venues. They threaten to deny us, as Australian constituents, a platform for discussion and cultural sharing and exchange. This is big. This is our national broadcaster. Please sign the petition let the ABC know that we’re serious. #saveRNmusic.

Click HERE to add your signature and check out the Save RN website.

We can do this. Xx

(photo by Lisa Sorgini)

December 19, 2016

Liz Stringer and Jordie Lane – Second show announced! – Tuesday 20th December

Jordie and I have put tickets on sale for a second show on Tuesday the 20th of December, at the Bella Union  at Trades Hall in Melbourne, after the first show on the 14th sold out. We’ll be solo for this one, trading songs and telling some stories. I’ll definitely be playing at least a handful of tracks from my debut album “Soon” on its 10th anniversary and Jordie and I will both be sharing songs from our newest releases as well as some old favourites.

You can click HERE for tickets. Get onto ’em quick! These shows are going to be fun.

November 23, 2016