Bill Callahan returns to Australia next March this time carrying a full band and Cretan-Australian duo Xylouris White with him.
The 2020 tour follows successive sold out visits for the Sydney Vivid Festival in 2017 and 2015 plus extra-curricular shows in Melbourne including a sold-out six night at Howler. This time Callahan brings new material following the release earlier this year of Shepherd in a Sheepskin Vest – a double album – and his first since the much celebrated Dream River in 2013.
As with the last two visits the lanky Texan will be accompanied by regular touring guitarist Matt Kinsey, his shapes and sounds the perfect compliment to Callahan’s lyrical landscapes while first timers; stand up bassist Brian Beattie and drummer Adam Jones, add the movement and colour.
Adding further depth, Xylouris White; the unlikely combination of Dirty Three drummer and sometime Callahan associate Jim White and Cretan lute playing legend George Xylouris, will join Bill for all east coast headline shows. Xylouris White themselves will release a new album The Sisypheans this November.
Tickets from Feel Presents…
Also appearing at…
Saturday 7th March 2020 – Golden Plains Festival, Meredith VIC
Sunday 8th March 2020 – Womadelaide, Adelaide SA