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11/9/2017 at 11:23:35 AM GMT
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The Weeping Willows (AUS)


Duo Members: Laura Coates and Andrew Wrigglesworth

Contact email: 

Contact phone: +61 419 517 036

Category of Folk: Country-Folk / Americana / Southern Gothic / Bluegrass

Location: Melbourne, Australia.




The Weeping Willows are independent, distributed through Redeye Worldwide / The Planet Company/MGM and seeking a US booking agent, festival appearances, and management to promote their current and future albums.


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…

2015-2017 saw The Weeping Willows nominated for 4 x Country Music Association of Australia (CMAA) ‘Golden Guitar’ awards, Country Music Channel (CMC) Group or Duo of the Year and New Oz Artist of the Year, Australian Roots Music Awards (ARMA) Album of the Year, supporting Iris DeMent (USA), Kinky Friedman (USA), Hayes Carll (USA), Eilen Jewell (USA), Shane Nicholson, Bill Chambers and Lachlan Bryan and completing a national tour 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.

“Before Darkness Comes A-Callin’ is a mature, courageous and beguiling experience.” ~ No Depression ( March 2016

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️s –  “Australian alt. country at its near-finest...” / “Australian Gothic-Country is in good hands.” ~ Rolling Stone (magazine) May 2016

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️s –  "...10 songs filled with power and beauty. They sound like they could have been written anytime in the past century.” ~ The Australian (newspaper) May 2016

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️s –  “Their authenticity and craft as singers, as songwriters and in Andrew Wrigglesworth's sublime guitar playing makes this a hypnotic and alluring album. Dark folk, blues and country musings on nature, death and doomed romance suit them well and puts Wrigglesworth and Laura Coates right up there with the finest Americana music you'll hear this year.” ~ The Music ( February 2016

"If you enjoy a good ghost story, scary movie, and your acoustic music edged in black, you’ll enjoy the Weeping Willows." ~ Bluegrass Unlimited (USA) August 2017

“The (Weeping Willows) record is a stunning evolution for a band who doesn’t take their musical craft lightly, an impressive masterclass in songwriting and storytelling, Before Darkness Comes A‐Callin’ is definitely an album worth spending some time with…"
~ Tone Deaf ( February 2016

“...timeless arrangements spanning folk, hillbilly and classic country sounds. It's fair to say The Weeping Willows are to Melbourne what Dave Rawlings & Gillian Welch are to Nashville.” ~ Country Update (magazine) March 2016

"With Before Darkness Comes A Callin’, The Weeping Willows have delivered a world class Americana album ingrained with integrity and a good tip of the hat to the traditional elements of the genre. If this is the current quality of Americana music in Australia, we’re in good hands..." ~ Americana Australia ( March 2016


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