map through the far south coast of New South Wales. The kind of place we’ve probably all dreamt
about running away to, where we’d indulge our creative sides and wake up to the sound of the
currawongs or bellbirds every morning.
But it’s really just one of the places that colours Trobairitz – an album that pulls together the threads
of 20 years of or writing and performing. But surprisingly it’s her first of all original material,
delivered in the one-woman-and-one-guitar format that Melanie has taken to living rooms and
street corners, festival tents and small bars, and theatre stages she’s shared with the likes of Glen
Hansard, Jason Mraz, Bernard Fanning, and Sarah Blasko among others.
She’s the very spirit of Trobairitz. And this may very well be the first Australian record named for the
13th century female troubadours of Occitania – those weird and wonderful borderlands where
French, Spanish, and Italian cultures overlap.
These are late night lullabies and buskers dreams. Recorded by ARIA-winning Australian producer,
Paul McKercher, ensuring the clarity of the emotions and messages being revealed. They are songs
from from many times and places.
Trobairitz is the culmination of a life in song, capturing the very essence of Melanie Horsnell’s music.
Whether you’ve been there throughout her many complicated adventures, or you’re a new member
of the family, you will appreciate her emotive melodies and powerful lyrics.
|November 6, 2019 7:30 pm||AMERICANA SHOWCASE|
|November 7, 2019 6:15 pm||JD’S|