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Pip Payne followed by Matt Joe Gow
Friday, 9 October 2020 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
At 8.30pm, Pip Payne is one man, one slide guitar and a stomp box holding down big blues tunes with re energised interpretations! WOW – last time Pip played for the club the dance floor was packed – Brilliant.
Then at 9.45pm – a SPECIAL TREAT (You’ve all been so good lately!): Matt Joe Gow. This guys “one sheet” reads like a dream – look who he’s supported, where he’s played and how well his music does…
WOOT! We’re lucky to have him here. So bring some $ to buy an album or 2.
MATT JOE GOW was born in New Zealand in what is known colloquially as the “deep south”, it is fitting that Matt found his feet as songwriter in a genre of music that was born in the Deep South of the USA – Americana. Whilst these far flung regions have little in common in terms of climate, they both share a rich musical history, and Matt absorbed both growing up.
Matt’s debut ‘The Messenger’ was produced by multi-ARIA award-winner Nash Chambers and featured Jim Moginie of Midnight Oil and iconic Australian country artist Bill Chambers. Released on Liberation Records the album introduced Matt and in many ways alt country to many people for the first time in Australia.
The album launched Matt Joe Gow on to the scene and over the years Matt’s tour schedule would move from solely boutique Americana gatherings to also include more mainstream festivals such as Day On The Green and the recent Riverboats Music Festival. With tour supports of Chris Isaak, Justin Townes Earle, The Jayhawks, Grant Lee Phillips, Marlon Williams and Kasey Chambers under the belt Matt Joe Gow built a simmering credibility to go along side the authentic Alt Country tones.
It was however Matt’s latest self produced album, ‘Break Rattle And Roll’ which ranges from Stones-esque blues rock and roll to hushed country heartbreak that truly resonated with fans and critics alike and went on to win the prestigious Music Victoria Award for Best Country album. More recently Matt has also enjoyed a number 1 single on the Amrap Charts with his single “Too Far To Go”.