SKIP GORMAN was International Headline artist at Newstead 2019 and rightfully so. A prodigy of Bill Monroe, Gorman was inspired in his early life by live shows from Maybelle Carter Eck Robertson at Newport Folk Festival. Gorman’s albums are chart topping and he is one of the most respected Cowboy Song singers in the world.
Enda Kenny talks to Mandy Connell about songs and inspiration, ABC support and his latest album, Kitchen Ballads, produced by Mark Woods near Castlemaine. Filmed at Sarah Koschak’s ceramic studio in Newstead. They mention Miryam Weiner – the potter, who both know through music at the Lomond Hotel, featured in the S2: The Moreland Sessions.
Connell speaks to Sarah Koschak about the festival, increased trade, the value to community vitality of the Newstead Live weekend, and hosts episodes featuring Enda Kenny and Skip Gorman- see their individual pages for more info and videos.
Well Into Winter (WOW) is Alex Cameron, participating at Newstead Live 2019 as a member of band The Northern Folk. Connell talks to WOW about songs, performing in a big band and
the shape of this new project. Songs- Gentle Hearts’ and ‘That Same Lie’ by Well Into Winter.
A Yorta Yorta man from Echuca, Benny Walker is a very successful new blues/roots artist, appearing at sold out shows across Australia. His killer voice and epic tales are mixed with a deep groove and passion for the land. Recent offerings SAVE and Oh No You Don’t shot to No. 1 on the AMRAP charts; the latter earning him four NIMA 2016 nominations and the award for “Best Aboriginal Talent” at The Age Music Victoria Awards.
Teresa Dixon is a gorgeous songwriter. Touring and recording as herself, Dixon is also a member of the Dead Maggies, the Stragglers, and a former member of the Little Sisters.
Mick Daley is a gonzo journalist and singer songwriter. Having worked in a variety of bands, Daley is widely known for his work with the Re-Mains and continues to tour with them, as well as Mick Daley’s Corporate Raiders. He is an environmental activist and a regular on the frontlines of protests against fracking…
On Thursday February 22nd 2018, the Spotted Mallard hosts the launch of The Moreland Sessions – our second season of videos. The launch will feature live performances and interviews with Mandy Connell and some of the featured artists from this season, including Gallie, Van Walker, Dirt Hand, and Joyce Prescher. We are thrilled to have…
11 videos. 11 artists. 12 venues. 33 songs. 1 host. Situated in the City of Moreland. Each episode of The Moreland Sessions features a songwriter being interviewed and performing three duets with host Mandy Connell in a social space devoted to the ritual of sharing time & company. Co-produced and directed by Agostino Soldati Films along…