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Bill Jackson Album Launch: The Wayside Ballads Vol 3

Secondline Music Presents

Bill Jackson Album Launch: The Wayside Ballads Vol 3

6:30pm, Tue 21 June, 2022
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UPDATE:  This show will now be happening on Tueday 21st June 2022.

We are delighted that the launch of  Bill Jackson's new album, The Wayside Ballads Vol 3, has been rescheduled and we can all gather on Tuesday June 21, 2022 to celebrate!  The album is the final instalment of a vision Bill and his brother Ross Jackson had to produce three albums of their songs across two continents and three different musical settings. Bill will be joined on stage by Kerryn Tolhurst and Paddy Montgomery to play the songs from the album and they will be joined by special guests through the set. Ruth Hazleton and Fiona Steele will kick the night off in fine style playing songs from Ruth's acclaimed Daisywheel album.
 The Wayside Ballads Vol 3 has been named as a finalist in the Australian Folk Music Awards (Contemporary Folk Music Album of The Year) and we are excited that at our third attempt we will get to host the launch at The Brunswick Ballroom. Tickets purchased for the original June 3 2021 date or the later September 14 date and rescheduled Feb 1 events will be valid for entry on Tuesday June 21, 2022. For those that cannot attend the new date, refunds will be available. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Bill Jackson Album Launch: The Wayside Ballads Vol 3

(Laughing Outlaw Records)

A chance meeting between an ARIA Hall of Famer and a much respected but little known Melbourne songwriter ended up in the production of two new records during the grim months of Melbourne’s lock down during 2020. Kerryn Tolhurst had always been on Bill Jackson’s radar, not only because of his place in Australian music history with Country Radio and The Dingoes; but also because of his stellar work in producing independent local acts like Jeff Lang, Cyndi Boste and The Pigram Brothers. For Jackson it felt like a natural fit with Tolhurst’s experience, sublime playing skills and natural bent towards folk, country and rock music. Also Kerryn was a great writer - this had to help.

By June 2020 and countless file transfers/emails/phone calls later ‘The Wayside Ballads Vol 3’ had been completed and still they pushed on, also completing an as yet unnamed follow up. Vol 3 is folk music as Jackson sees it and a natural ending to the trilogy he envisioned with his brother and co-writer Ross back in 2014 and recorded in Australia (Vol1) and the US (Vol 2). Aside from a few special guests, ‘ The Wayside Ballads Vol 3’ is essentially Bill and Kerryn playing the songs as they were written...it’s all about the song.

Special Guests Ruth Hazleton with Fiona Steele playing songs from Hazleton’s acclaimed ‘Daisywheel’ album.


The Brunswick Artists' Bar and Brunswick Ballroom will be operating under the Victorian State Government vaccination mandate. Therefore, as outlined in the Victorian Roadmap, only patrons, staff and artists who are double vaccinated against Covid-19 will be able to enter the venue.

Customers are required to check-in via the Service Victoria App with a valid Vaccination certificate as they enter the venue.

The venue will be taking a number of precautionary measures to ensure patron safety, including:
- Hand sanitiser dispensers
- Signage and social distancing markers throughout the venue
- Regular sanitising of the venue and full clean between sittings

Photo ID is essential, acceptable ID is a current and valid Australian Photo Drivers Licence, State Approved ‘Proof of Age’ card or Passport. 


The kitchen will be serving The Ballroom Menu for this show, and will be open from 6:30pm.

You can view the delicious offerings available by clicking here.

The Brunswick Ballroom is Accessible.
The Brunswick Ballroom has made significant improvements to accessibility by installing an 
Acorn Chairlift. (Model: New Acorn Indoor 180 Curved Stairlift.)

To find out more about the venue, FAQs can be viewed by clicking here.