The Essential Guide to the Port Fairy Folk Festival
Ben Salter is one of Australia’s most highly regarded performers and songwriters. As well as being a founding member of Giants of Science,The Gin Club and the three-time ARIA-nominated Wilson Pickers, he is an accomplished artist in his own right. His debut solo album The Cat(2011) and follow up The Stars My Destination (2015) have established his penchant for eclectic, esoteric arrangements and sounds that take in elements of rock, pop, jazz, folk, country and beyond, whilst all maintaining a coherence and inimitable melodic style.
Anyone with even a passing interest in the Australian music scene should be aware of Ben Salter. A performer of some fifteen years experience, Ben is a founding member of a number of acts including The Wilson Pickers and The Gin Club, and now also an acclaimed solo artist. He has performed at every major festival in Australia, collaborated with Tim Rogers, Mick Thomas, Bernard Fanning and Gareth Liddiard, and earned numerous awards including two ARIA nominations. Ben’s debut solo album, “The Cat”, won “Album of the Year” at the 2012 Queensland Music Awards. He followed it up with a new e.p, “European Vacation” in 2013, a national and European tour and has a new album due in 2014 out through ABC Music. This is Ben’s debut performance for the festival.