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Lachlan Bryan & the Wildes - Western Weekender - Friday

Sponsored by Young Henrys and the Americana Music Association of Australia

Lachlan Bryan & the Wildes - Western Weekender - Friday

6:00pm, Fri 3 January, 2020

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Lachlan Bryan and The Wildes emerged in 2009 with highly praised debut album "Ballad of a Young Married Man".

Now a decade in (with four acclaimed records under their belt and a bunch of awards including The Music Victoria Best Country album and a Golden Guitar for Best Alt-country Album), original members Lachlan and bassist Shaun Ryan are joined by producer/drummer Damian Cafarella (who’s been with the band since third album The Mountain) and new kid Riley Catherall on guitar. 

They’ve toured both Europe and the USA in each of the past four years, recently selling out an entire headline European tour. Lachlan and the band have opened for the likes of John Hiatt, Steve Earle, Lord Huron, Joan Armatrading, Joe Pug and The North Mississippi Allstars and at home have become firm favourites at venues like Melbourne’s Caravan Music Club and Sydney’s Sly Fox. 

In the first half of 2020, Lachlan Bryan and The Wildes will release their fifth studio album. Amongst a slew of self-penned tracks, the album contains co-writes with the likes of Tim Rogers, Henry Wagons, Ruby Boots and Lachlan’s American tour-buddy Amelia White. 

Friday 3rd January (6pm - 12am)

Lachlan Bryan & the Wildes

Matt Joe Gow

The Weeping Willows

Jeb Cardwell Band

The Luke Sinclair Set

Katie Bates


This $15+BF ticket will only get you in to the Friday show, however a weekend pass is available for $40+BF

The Spotted Mallard hosts a full weekend of Melbourne's finest Americana with four special shows across the first few days of 2020. Many of these acts will be heading up to play one of Australia's most iconic music events, the Tamworth Country Music Festival and the Golden Guitar Awards just a few days later.

The Spotted Mallard's new kitchen Roadhouse Barbecue will be serving all weekend.

Sponsored by the Americana Music Association of Australia Young Henrys


Young Henrys is a group of passionate brewers, beer lovers, distillers, musicians and artists, united for the love of good beer. Established in 2012 in the back streets of Newtown and in the hearts of lovers of music and art culture all over; supporting grassroots community through to major festivals and cultural institutions. 

The Americana Music Association of Australia Incorporated is a non-profit organisation that aspires to foster the enjoyment, growth and recognition of Americana music in Australia by providing information, support and opportunities to our members and the Americana music community within Australia.


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