Stone Pony present
Dark Folk Tickets
8:00pm, Sat 28 July, 2018
Vintage Vulture, SA
Stone Pony brings three singer-songwriters and poets to the unique retro lounge venue Vintage Vulture for one cosy night of Dark Folk. Be swept up in tales of cities & belonging, death & sex, politics & wild weather with Daniel J Townsend (TAS), Jen Lush and Go Fish (Emma Luker & Dylan Woolcock), with live readings by poets Steve Brock, Thom Sullivan and Kathryn Hummel.
Daniel J Townsend was born on a tiny island on the edge of the world, the descendant of a convict girl and her employer. Poet, folk musician and dilettante historian, he has been singing stories ever since.
A sixth generation Tasmanian, Townsend moved to Darwin in 2016. He is releasing his latest record as a series of podcasts, aptly titled A Tale of Two Cities, with a new song featured in each episode.
Townsend garnered international attention with his 2014 debut Iscariot, which circles the life of the infamous twelfth apostle. Iscariot was featured on ABC's Inside Sleeve and described as "incredible" by the show's host. His 2016 follow-up, World Until Yesterday chronicles Van Diemonian moments of change, and was featured by music platform NoiseTrade.
Adelaide songwriter Jen Lush brings The Night's Insomnia, a dark, open and achingly beautiful collection of songs crafted from the words of twelve acclaimed contemporary Australian poets.
Lush, with her stellar band Chris Parkinson, Tara Carragher, Richard Coates and Mark Seddon, take hold of the poetry, threading it through with melodic vocals, acoustic steel string, electric and percussive guitars, drifting accordion and electronic soundscapes.
Stark and spacious, delicately teetering on the edges of folk roots, country and darker pop ballads, each song channels the poets' intimate viewpoints into something entirely it's own.
"Go Fish" are Emma Luker on violin and Dylan Woolcock on guitar and mandolin. They are two adelaide musicians who have been around the traps a bit, have got married (to each other) and decided to play some music together.
Emma has played folk, Baroque, rock and classical, and plays with The Fiddle Chicks and Eric Bogle. Dylan plays classical, folk, gypsy and jazz, and performs with Golonka and occasionally the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra.
Together they play and sing songs and tunes from life, love and travels, with originals and obscure covers thrown in the mix. Miss them at your peril!