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Nigel Wearne


  1. 1.
    Son of a Blacksmith
  2. 2.
    Drawing Circles
  3. 3.
    Autumn Tempest
  4. 4.
    I Hear the Dust
  5. 5.
    Black Crow
Nigel Wearne is a folk/country singer-songwriter, luthier, poet and gleaner. Equipped with personally handcrafted instruments, his music melds finger-style guitar, banjo, folk and honest storytelling.
Gleaning diverse influence from Kelly Joe Phelps, Townes Van Zandt and Sun Kil Moon, he tells stories of forgotten rebels, wandering poets and his love of eggs. Nigel has toured extensively throughout Australia and New Zealand and he's performed at a long list of Australian music festivals, including the Port Fairy Folk Festival, Cygnet Folk Festival and Queenscliff Music Festival. He's also shared shows with the likes of All Our Exes Live in Texas, Lindsay Lou (USA), Jenny Mitchell (NZ), Tennyson King (CAN), The Davidson Brothers, Jordie Lane and the late great Billy Thorpe.
His 2012 album, 'Black Crow' garnered wide critical acclaim including a 4 star review in Rolling Stone and a nomination for Best Country Album at The Age Music Victoria Awards. Nigel’s current album 'Drawing Circles' is a solo record that’s raw, compelling and reflective. With songs born of shadows and lucid reveries, the 14-song double album explores the dark corners of creativity and the irregular swells of life. A storyteller at heart, he paints lyrical pictures with “the narrative-fuelled prose of Paul Kelly” - Beat Magazine. “One of Australia’s emerging songwriters” - Tone Deaf. “Warmth flecked with grit… beauty awaits” 4 Stars – Rolling Stone.


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