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The Wildes Do Willie

Willie Nelson’s "Red Headed Stranger" With Lachlan Bryan & The Wildes

The Wildes Do Willie

5:30pm, Sun 14 January, 2024
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The Wildes do Willie present:

Willie Nelson’s Red Headed Stranger

With Lachlan Bryan & The Wildes

With special guest TBA

“Red Headed Stranger was The Sergeant Pepper’s of Country Music”

Following on from it's acclaimed debut shows at The Gympie Muster and The Caravan Music Club, this shiw is coming to the ballroom!

Willie Nelson is many things to many people. To some he’s an anti-establishment outlaw, the hippie-redneck that personifies the proud and complicated State of Texas. To others, Willie is a musical genius - a genre-defying guitarist and singer who’s fusion of country and jazz is nothing short of virtuosic. Then of course there are those who’d argue Willie’s songwriting alone places him amongst the greatest of 20th century composers.

But for Melbourne’s own Lachlan Bryan and his misfit cohort The Wildes, Willie Nelson is first and foremost a master storyteller. And that’s why they are presenting his landmark 1975 album Red Headed Stranger in full, retelling Willie’s own carefully curated songs of sin and redemption in all their understated glory - along with with some added classics from the Willie canon for good measure.

Made on a shoe-string budget and initially considered to be ‘a good demo tape’ by the record label, Red Headed stranger held the title of highest selling country record of all time for nearly twenty years after its release. Now half a century later, Lachlan and the band, under the musical direction of Damian Cafarella, take you back to a town way down in Texas.

This is the tale of the Red Headed Stranger…


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The kitchen will be serving The Ballroom Menu for this show.

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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.)

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