The Essential Guide to the Port Fairy Folk Festival
SAT Reardon Theatre 10:00am – 12:00pm ABC Broadcast with Jeremy Lee
SAT Lecture Hall 2:15 – 3:30pm Forum: Songwriters In Conversation SAT Reardon Theatre 4:45 – 5:45pm The Grand Ole Reardon Showcase
SUN Lighthouse 4:30 – 6:00pm On The Couch with Brian Nankervis MON Stage 5 10:00 – 10:45am
Nigel Wearne is a folk/country singer-songwriter, luthier, poet and gleaner. Equipped with personally handcrafted instruments, he melds finger-style guitar, clawhammer 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.
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 Genre Awards. Wearne’s current album ‘Drawing Circles’ is a solo record that’s raw, compelling and reflective. A storyteller at heart, he paints lyrical pictures with frayed poetic edges and honest grit. “One of Australia’s emerging songwriters” (Tone Deaf) with “the narrative-fuelled prose of Paul Kelly” (Beat Magazine). “Warmth flecked with grit… beauty awaits” 4 Stars – Rolling Stone.