returns to Australia next March this time carrying a full band and Cretan-Australian duo with him.
The 2020 tour follows successive sold out visits for the Sydney Vivid Festival in 2017 and 2015 plus extra-curricular shows in Melbourne including a sold-out six night at Howler. This time Callahan brings new material following the release earlier this year of - a double album – and his first since the much celebrated in 2013.
"A long time coming, but well worth the wait, 'Shepherd In A Sheepskin Vest' is a rich and complex album, layered with beautiful explorations of birth, life and death" -
"Shepherd feels like his most something album ever—his warmest, his most generous, possibly his most profound. It is his longest, for sure, lounging comfortably across four sides of vinyl, none of it wasted. It is a high note, fond and deep and sustained.” -
As with the last two visits the lanky Texan will be accompanied by regular touring guitarist Matt Kinsey, his shapes and sounds the perfect compliment to Callahan's lyrical landscapes while first timers; stand up bassist Brian Beattie and drummer Adam Jones, add the movement and colour.
Adding further depth, ; the unlikely combination of drummer and sometime Callahan associate Jim White and Cretan lute playing legend George Xylouris, will join Bill for all east coast headline shows. themselves will release a new album this November.
BILL CALLAHAN AUSTRALIA 2020
Wednesday 4th March 2020 – Hamer Hall, *
Thursday 5th March 2020 – State Theatre, *
Friday 6th March 2020 – The Tivoli, *
Saturday 7th March 2020 – Golden Plains Festival, Sunday 8th March 2020 – Womadelaide,* special guests
General public on-sale Tuesday 22nd October.
Shepherd in a Sheepskin Vest is available now via Spunk Records.
The Sisypheans is released November 8 via ABC Music.
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