8:00pm, Sat 15th September, 2012
The Standard, NSW
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With warm, supple melodies and intricate instrumentation saturated in an earnest North Carolinian drawl, prepare to swoon when psychedelic singer-songwriter Jonathan Wilson embarks on a debut national tour of Australia.
After a lengthy period of procrastination, working extensively with renowned artists such as Erykah Badu, Elvis Costello, Wilco and The Black Crowes, Wilson released his seminal debut album Gentle Spirit in 2011. Not your archetypal singer-songwriter, it is a fascination with the unconventional and a deep-seeded adoration of 1960s Los Angeles that drive Wilson's unique songwriting sensibilities.
Inspired by the atmospheric guitar work and mellow vibrations of many of L.A.'s Laurel Canyon folk stars from the 60s and 70s, Jonathan Wilson's music is lodged somewhere between Neil Young's Harvest and Pink Floyd's Dark Side Of The Moon. Entrancing, dream-like folk music recorded through analogue vintage artifacts, Wilson constructs a spellbinding 1960s sanctuary for his listener.
Now, for the very first time, Australians have the rare opportunity to experience the revered live show of Jonathan Wilson and his full backing band across a string of quaint and intimate venues.
Performing shows in Melbourne, Sydney and at this year's Brisbane Festival, this show will nestle itself firmly in your memory for years to come.