The Weeping Willows
The Weeping Willows Bio:
3 x CMAA ‘Golden Guitar’ and Australian Folk Music and Music Victoria Award winners, The Weeping Willows (Laura Coates and Andrew Wrigglesworth) are a couple of old souls, steeped in Bluegrass tradition and draped in Gothic Americana imagery. They regale their audiences with stories of sunshine and romance, God and The Devil, murder and decay. That kind of description might make them sound like some carefully contrived concept-act but there’s something truly different about The Weeping Willows: they really mean it…
2017-2022 saw The Weeping Willows nominated for 14 x CMAA ‘Golden Guitar’ awards, 5 x Australian Folk Music Awards (AFMAs), 4 x Country Music Channel (CMC) awards, Live Act of the Year (Country) in the National Live Music Awards (NLMAs), performing an Official Showcaseat AmericanaFest (USA), Folk Alliance International (USA), Maverick Festival (UK), Port Fairy Folk Festival, Queenscliff Music Festival, Out On The Weekend and the Australian Americana Music Honours. In recent years they have supported Lukas Nelson & POTR (USA), Hayes Carll(USA), Iris DeMent (USA), Eilen Jewell (USA) and Willie Watson (USA) and completed national and international tours in support of their sophomore album, Before Darkness Comes A-Callin’, which received four-star reviews in Rolling Stone, The Australian and The Music. A Weeping Willows performance, whether live on location or caught on tape will always delight.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️s - “Australian alt. country at its near-finest...” - Rolling Stone.
"If you enjoy a good ghost story, scary movie, and your acoustic music edged in black, you’ll enjoy The Weeping Willows." - Bluegrass Unlimited.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️s - “The oppressive weight and consequences of living and loving are laid bare with a surgeon’s precision in 10 songs filled with power and beauty.” - The Australian.
“Before Darkness Comes A-Callin’ is a mature, courageous and beguiling experience.” - No Depression.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️s - “...up there with the finest Americana music you’ll hear this year.” - The Music.
The Citadel is located in the beautiful hinterland of The Tweed, in Murwillumbah. We are an intimate licenced venue. $25 and $30 at the door (if not sold out). Booking fees are being absorbed by The Citadel for this concert.
There are seats for all, but not allocated.
For concerts the hall doors will open 30mins prior to the concert to allow you to choose your seat.
Otherwise, the bar will be open from 5pm and we will have something special on our menu if you’re hungry..
Look forward to seeing you