Mick Thomas’ Roving Commission Coldwater Road Songs Tour

Coldwater DFU – the album Mick Thomas’ Roving Commission made in Memphis last year is finally ready for release and the band are keen to get around the country and play it to people. Like its predecessor The Big Don’t Argue – the album Mick and Wally recorded with WPA in Memphis thirty years ago – this is shaping up to be a record that will find its identity on the live stage.

Coldwater DFU may just well be the most realised album of Mick Thomas’ storied career. A return to the spiritual home of rock ‘n’ roll that saw the celebrated balladeer and his musical sympaticos capture inspired takes of his latest collection of tales that offer new listeners and indeed long-time fans rumination and resolution. A collection of urban and suburban fables formed in Thomas’ fertile mind that again resonate loudly of the Australian condition. It’s the most Australian album you’ll hear all year, even if it was made 15,000kms away!

The Roving Commission 2019 is firing with the inclusion of lap steel maestro Nick O’Mara and alt-folk songbird Jac Tonks (otherwise known as Amarillo) and this run of dates sees Mick and his core band (Squeezebox Wally, Dave Folley and Ben Franz) right up for the task of showing the country the fruits of their labour in the studios of Tennessee. These are songs that will stand the test of time and what better place to blood them than in the pubs and clubs of Australia alongside the songs that have served Mick and his compatriots so well, for so long.

Coldwater DFU is out March 8 on Bloodlines Music

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Coldwater Roadsongs Tour Dates 2019

2 The Publican Mornington
8-11 Port Fairy Folk Festival
15 Garden of Unearthly Delights Adelaide Fringe Festival
16-17 Blue Mountains Folk Festival
21 Smiths Alternative Canberra
22 Paddington RSL Sydney
23 Hardy’s Bay Club, Hardy’s Bay
24 Lizotte’s, Newcastle
29 Republic Bar Hobart

5 Sound Lounge, Currumbin
6 Milk Factory, Brisbane (Early/ Late)
7 Milk Factory, Brisbane
12 Worker’s Club, Geelong
13 Corner Hotel, Melbourne
26 Rock Rover, Fremantle
27-28 Fairbridge Folk, Festival

4 Railway Club, Darwin
9 Bridge Hotel, Castlemaine
10 May Banyena Town Hall, Banyena
11 Cabaret Club, Ballarat

Tickets and more info at http://www.mickthomas.com/shows/

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