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Wild Thyme @ Narara Ecovillage

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Wild Thyme are playing at the wonderful Narara Ecovillage, Friday 2nd June at the hall. Doors open at 6pm, the show starts at 6.30pm. Refreshments available to purchase.

 Fuelled by a passionate dedication to their art, nights spent jamming tunes round fires, and a sense of soul sisterhood, Wild Thyme is an exciting meeting between three of regional Australia’s brilliantly talented, versatile, and captivating female artists. Coming from diverse musical and cultural backgrounds, the juxtaposition of Katie Crane, guitar, Arlene Fletcher, double bass and Laura Targett, fiddle, infuses their varied musical passions into an exciting brew of acoustic music which defies genre, cultivating a whole new style of their own, whilst paying homage to their diverse backgrounds and individual musicianship.

With a healthy respect for tradition, Wild Thyme also have one foot firmly planted in the contemporary world and the original compositions they are crafting are gaining acclaim. 

After debuting their sound with a stream of consistently sold out shows, Wild Thyme also featured at the Bellingen Readers and Writers festival, Dorrigo Bluegrass Festival, Spring Roots Fest, Urunga Originals and more. 2023 sees the trio releasing their debut album nationally and beyond!

With influences from the cutting edge of bluegrass, to the toe tapping swing and jazz gigs of a bygone era, the spellbinding dance music of European folk traditions, a healthy scoop of contemporary pop sensibility, and the artistic confidence to explore creative freedom in innovative ways , these three women bring it all back home with an infectious joy of music, a pinch of sass, lots of laughter and a rare and disarming authenticity. 

Wild and upbeat, tender and soulful, their unique and virtuosic instrumental expertise, outstanding improvisation skills and sweet vocal harmonies mesmerise audiences. 

I was among the many lucky folk who witnessed this remarkable trio at 5 Church Street last Friday. It was fortunate that our journey northwards took in Bellingen and, with my partner, my son and two dear friends, I made a booking for dinner and the show. Well, what a show! Each member is a virtuoso on her instrument and the vocal harmonies are melodic and tuneful. Their humility underpinning their superb talent is a formidable combination.

Congrats Arlene, Katie and Laura aka Wild Thyme. Now I can't wait to get your album.” 

Keith Potger, The Seekers

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