Sierra Ferrell And Her Band To Tour Australia This October

Already a favourite figure on Australia’s burgeoning alternative-country scene thanks to two appearances (in 2018 and 2019) at Melbourne’s Out On The Weekend Festival and shows with C.W.Stoneking, West Virginia-born, Nashville-based singer-songwriter SIERRA FERRELL returns to Australia this October with her band. Special guest at most shows will be the legendary musical innovator, original leather craftsmen, and recent LA realtor, the one and only JONNY FRITZ.

Sierra’s latest visit follows her long-awaited Rounder Records debut Long Time Coming, which was released to much acclaim in August 2021. The album and its singles including In Dreams and Bells of Every Chapel gained traction on ABC Country (including Album of the Week), Kix-Country and CMT in Australia, feature album on Melbourne’s 3PBS, and some excellent press. Sierra has just completed a sell-out UK and European tour, and her October visit will be her first here with her band.

While the prospect of seeing Sierra with her band is undoubtedly exciting, what remains most striking about this artist is her voice. “Her voice,“ as Pitchfork has said, is what “made Ferrell go viral in the first place. (Her) singing has clear antecedents—Loretta Lynn’s holler-raised twang, Dolly Parton’s effortless melodiousness, Bessie Smith’s confident rasp—but her nods to those legends always feel heartfelt, never academic. Already, she’s learned to sound only like herself.”

October will see Sierra return to Out On The Weekend – Australia’s original and best alternative-country/Americana festival – as the headliner. With fellow OOTW favourite Jonny Fritz in tow, she will also play side shows in Sydney, Canberra, Brisbane, Eltham, Melbourne, Meeniyan and Adelaide.

Tickets from Love Police

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