So I’m loading the van for my little trip to Taree for the Saltwater Freshwater Festival this Saturday. I’m so excited cuz I’m getting to play with some of my favorite Aussie acts like The Medics, Coloured Stone, Last Kinection, blues man Buddy Knox and Taree funk-rock band the Jay Davis Trio. It’s gonna be a real hoot! Plus it’s FREE!!! Live music, art, dance and food. My four favorite things in life…

http://saltwaterfreshwaterfestival.com.au/news/saltwater-freshwater-festival-set-to-rock-the-riverfront-at-taree/

See  www.saltwaterfreshwaterfestival.com.au for more information or like www.facebook.com/swfw.festival for all the latest updates.

Further details below:

A stellar line-up of some of the country’s most talented Aboriginal musicians will take to the stage at this coming Australia Day when the Saltwater Freshwater Festival makes its triumphant return to Taree.

The diverse music program will feature national and local acts including pub-rock legends Coloured Stone, Triple J darlings The Medics, deadly hip hop act Last Kinection, blues man Buddy Knox, alternative country singer Sue Ray and Taree funk-rock band the Jay Davis Trio.

Taree local and community leader Jay Davis is looking forward to sharing the stage with Aboriginal music legends, but mostly he is just proud to be playing at the festival as it makes its return to his hometown.

“I love the passion of Indigenous music – I grew up enjoying the sounds of musicians such as Coloured Stone, Kev Carmody, Archie Roach, Booby Mcleod, Yothu Yindi and the Warumpi Band just to name a few,” says Davis of the coming festival.

“It’s hard to explain how awesome it is to be having the festival in Taree – for the town to be the focal point this time around. It is an honour to represent my community as a local artist and I find it is a great way to support reconciliation and the local community. Yii biripi barray, burrugi dhanbaan guyiwangal (This is Birpi Country, swim strong shark People).”

Brisbane musician Sue Ray has just returned from a trip to Nashville where she recorded a new EP and performed at the Americana Music Conference.

“I was exposed to some of the best of the best musicians in their field from all over the world at the conference,” says Sue Ray of her trip. “I can safely say with pride, that Australia truly has some of the most passionate and gifted Indigenous singers/songwriters and bands in the world, and I am so blessed and proud to be a part of it.”

“I am thrilled to be performing at this year’s Saltwater Freshwater Festival. It’s such a wonderful opportunity to be included in an event that highlights the wealth of talent available in the Australian indigenous music, art and dance culture.”

The full festival program will be announced shortly and will include workshops, showcases of the Arts Alliance projects from the past year, yarn panels, hands-on cultural experiences, dance performances and the finale parade as well as Aboriginal food and arts stalls.

The Saltwater Freshwater Festival is an open invitation to come together on Australia Day and presents a unique opportunity to experience Aboriginal living culture through the sharing of music, dance, food, conversations and family fun.

There will also be return buses running between the festival and Coffs Harbour, Kempsey, Port Macquarie, Gloucester and Forster. Thanks to a Transport for NSW grant, fares will only be $3 each way.

 

Sue Ray is so excited to be playing her last gig of the year with some of her favorite Brisbane bands.
The line-up will be
Sue Ray – 8pm,
Corn Liquor – 8.40pm,
Chucks Wagon – 9.30pm,
Midnight Son and The Crime Scene – 10.30pm,

Entry is only $10 for all of these great bands and there is plenty of parking near by.
The Venue is The Joynt at 48 Montague rd. South Brisbane

It’s only $10 for all these great bands!

SUE RAY has returned from an action packed musical journey through the U.S. to release her new single “Lover Evermore” at The Beetle Bar on Friday 14th Dec. This will be her last performance in Brisbane with a full band for 2012. On the night she will also be having a preview screening of the film-clip for the track, written, directed and produced by award winning director Ruwan De Silva.
Doors open: 7pm
Tickets: $12 pre-sale/ $15 at door

 

Joining Sue on stage will be a full band of special guests.

Very special addition, JESS RIBEIRO & THE BONE COLLECTORS will be making the trek up from Melbourne to join the show! A past Brisbane local, Jess will also have some very special guests on stage including her brother, Sabrina Lawrie and Sean Clift. Congratulations to Jess for recently being awarded the AIR Country Album of the Year 2012.

Inspired by campfires, cowboys and whiskey, the soulful voice of CARRIE & THE CUT SNAKES will get your heart pumping on the night. With an album due out in early 2012, you will surely be hearing more from these guys.

 To open the night we have newcomers MIDNIGHT SON & THE CRIME SCENE warming the stage. These guys are seasoned players, with members from Brisbane bands of the past that you may just recognize.

 

Sue Ray recently returned from her tour of the USA and had a lovely chat to the wonderful radio host Daniel Browning of ABC’s Radio National. So to hear what Sue has been up to, and to be the first to hear two of Sue’s brand new songs, tune into Radio National on Saturday 10th November at 6pm and again on Monday 12th November at 9pm to hear the interview.

To live stream it online or to find the radio frequency in your area, follow the link below:

http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/frequency/

Photo by Ruwan De Silva

The Woodford Folk Festival line-up has been officially announced. Sue Ray will be performing a number of shows over the week of festivities.

For full artist line-up go to

http://www.fasterlouder.com.au/news/local/34019/Woodford-Folk-Festival-2012-2013-line-up,  

and for all details about the festival, tickets and to obtain a program go to

http://www.woodfordfolkfestival.com/

Sue Ray will be performing at this years Woodford Folk Festival

All here on the Sue Ray team and at Plus One Records are super excited to announce that Sue’s album “Red Roses” has been nominated for “Best Country Album” in the AIR Independent Music Awards this year. Sponsored by Jagermeister, the awards highlight the quality of musical talent that the Australian Independent music scene has to offer and is a celebration of music and the artists that create it. The awards will be held at Revolt in Melbourne on the 16th October.

Here’s a short video of last years event.

https://vimeo.com/45420152

Here is a link to the AIR website and list of other nominations…

http://www.air.org.au/news/nominations-2012-jagermeister-independent-music-awards/

NOMINATIONS: 2012 Jagermeister Independent Music Awards

Sue Ray will be performing a showcase at this years AWME (Australian Worldwide Music Expo) on November 15th in Melbourne. AWME is a four day event from 15-18 November that showcases some of the finest roots music from around the world.

The  showcase’s details below:

The Medics, Sophie Koh, Sue Ray

Date:               Thursday 15th November, 2012 
Time:               8.30pm – 11.40am
Location:         Ding Dong Lounge, Level 1, 18 Market Lane, Chinatown, Melbourne
Price:               $15 + BF
Bookings:         03 9662 1020  www.dingdonglounge.com.au

For further details

www.awme.com.au

 

On September 16th Sue Ray will be performing as part of the ‘Stagemothers Aussie BBQ’ @ The Basement in Nashville TN, as part of the AMA (Americana Music Association) conference. She will be showcasing her latest album “Red Roses” and promoting the upcoming release of her single “Lover Evermore”…

 

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