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Nashville comes to Lonnie

Arts and ReviewsJoanne EisemannComment

JULY 2018 | David Claridge

EXCITING THINGS are happening for local fans of country music with Blackstone Heights business Tin Cup Country (TCC) hard at work again.

Off the back of successful visits from Australian country music artists, TCC have Kirsty Lee Akers coming back for an album preview party as she promotes her upcoming album Under My Skin.

Nathan and Meg Talbot, the people behind TCC are excited that Kristy asked to come back.

“Kirsty has already been this year, which was a sell-out event,” Nathan said.

“She is having a launch back in her hometown, from there the Broadbeach country music festival, for her third she wanted to come back here. We were pleasantly surprised.”

Kirsty will be performing at Saint John Craft Beer on July 22nd at 2.00pm.

Tickets are $18.00 per person or $40.00 with a signed album and can be purchased on Oztix, through Tin Cup Country on Facebook, Saint John Craft Beer or the F.A.B Espresso Bar at Prospect Vale Market Place.

August is going to be big as well, with a Singer Songwriter Show coming to town on the 19th.

Special Guests Imogen Clark, Brad Butcher and Hannah Lawes will be making an appearance, with a di‚fferent format.

Meg Talbot explains how the audience will be surprised with the set up they have organised.

“After Kirsty, we are excited to have a singer songwriter show. We believe it’s the first of its kind for country music in Tasmania,” she said.

“It’s called a ‘round’ in Nashville. All the artists sit on the stage at the one time, they roll through their songs and talk about why they wrote each song and then it goes to the next person. They take turns listening to each other’s music.

Tickets for the August event will be $25.00 per person.

Photo | Jeremy Dylan