On September 11 2012, ‘Tamworth Presents – A Taste of Australia’ @ The Bluebird Cafe. As part of the Americana Music Association conference in Nashville TN in September, Sue Ray will be performing a showcase alongside such wonderful Australian talent Lianna Rose, Jordie Lane & Andrew Redford. For information on other artists go to http://liannarose.net , http://jordielane.com , http://andrewredford.com
Currently, Sue Ray is in the process of packing her bags yet again, as she if off next week to perform at the AMA (Americana Music Association) conference in Nashville TN. It is a very exciting time for Sue, having recently been shortlisted in the prestigious Grant McLennan Fellowhip for 2012, and just last week, stopping to pick up a QMusic award for “Best Indigenous” song with her track “Red Roses”. When it rains it pours, but this is a good thing for Sue. Not to worry, she’ll be retuning to Oz in November to perform at the AWME world music conference in Melbourne and then will be seeing the year out again with some shows at the Woodford Folk Festival. Fun times ahead!
June was a wonderful month for Sue. Not only did she get to perform her favorite album – Nina Simone’s “My Baby Just Cares For Me” recently at The Visy Theatre, to rave reviews (see below). She also has been shortlisted in the Grant McLennan Fellowship of 2012. PLUS – two of her songs from her recent album “Red Roses” have been nominated in three categories of the QMusic Song Awards of 2012.
It seems good things come to those who wait.
Review from TimeOff Magazine of Sue Ray’s performance at her Nina Simone tribute show!
As a dedication to one of her favorite female singers, Sue Ray will be performing Nina Simone’s album “My Baby Just Cares For Me” start to finish, as part of the Long Player Sessions.
Saturday June 23rd at The Powerhouse in the Visy Theatre.
Tickets ($30) for the June Long Player session are on sale now and available at: http://
SUGARRUSH Music and Plus One Records, Brisbane Powerhouse, and Time Off present…
The Long Player Sessions
A Celebration of Classic Albums
If there is one thing that has long represented the pinnacle of a musicians career, it’s ‘the album’. More than just a collection of tunes, the past decades have seen albums become cultural institutions. From Sgt Peppers… and Dark Side of the Moon, to Purple Rain and Nevermind classic albums have become one of our most loved – and most debated – music obsessions.
And this year Brisbane Powerhouse will be celebrating some of the finest records ever dedicated to tape with a series of very special shows dubbed The Long Player Sessions.
Staged across three separate nights in June, July and August 2012, each Long Player Session find two Brisbane bands performing a classic albums that is close to their heart from start to finish…plus a few of their own.
Shows confirmed to date are:
SATURDAY JUNE 23
TEXAS TEA perform Paul Kelly’s ‘Post’
SUE RAY performs Nina Simone’s ‘My Baby Just Cares for Me’
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This Sunday, Sue Ray will be performing a set on the Turbine Stage at The Brisbane Powerhouse, with special guests Rebecca Karlen and Owen Ray, Sue’s own father. It will be an intimate showcase, with many of Sue’s tracks from her recent album Red Roses stripped back and performed acoustically with three part harmony and the elegant violin playing of Rebecca Karlen.
The other half of the bill is Plus One Record’s Halfway with their country, indie, rock collection. So this will surely be a show worth braving the summer heat for.
Brisbane Powerhouse is located next to New Farm Park on the banks of the Brisbane river. Street access is via 119 Lamington Street, New Farm (continuation of James St).
For further information you can visit:
Well aint that just the line up to end all line ups?!
Rattlehand are officially breaking the champagne bottle over their new album this Saturday Nov 26th at the Beetle Bar in Brisbane, featuring Sue Ray warming the stage from about 8:30pm.
Tickets for this event are moving pretty fast but there are still a few left so jump on to www.oztix.com/rattlehand
You can get further details including stage times and links to support act websites here.
Hope to see you there on the night!
If you have a spare couple of hours this evening we strongly recommend you get on down to X&Y Bar in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley to catch a very special event.
Sue Ray will be supporting the amazing Nigel Wearne (Melb) who is touring nationally to support his new solo album. Sue takes the stage at about 8:20pm and Nigel will follow at around 9:30pm.
This promises to be a night of incredibly good alt country/folk tunes and a great opportunity to experience an intimate set with both Sue and Nigel.
Hope to see you all there to support both our local musicians and our mates from down south.
Check out this great interview with Sue on Channel C!