ROBYN MARTIN and the DRIFT
with Sam Martin, Nick Keeling and David Ross Macdonald
Support artist Bodhi Turner
7.30pm Fri 1 July 2022
TWYFORD HALL (Beach St Entrance)
Doors open 7.00pm
After establishing herself as a sought after session bass player, Robyn Martin first released her original songs in 2020 with trio The New Graces. The album Seasons debuted at #1 on the ARIA Australian Country Music Chart after Martin’s song and title track had spent several weeks on the Australian Country Radio Charts. The group were nominated for four golden guitar awards at Tamworth 2021, including one for Seasons as Heritage Song of The Year. Martin’s songs have attracted high rotation radio play on ABC Country, been playlisted on iTunes and Seasons was a semi-finalist in the International Songwriting Competition.
Fourth generation on a farming property out of Ceduna SA and starting out in a family band touring Country Music Festivals, clubs and halls, Martin’s music is rooted in regional Australia with a story telling sensibility of Joy McKean and Paul Kelly.
Currently based on the far south coast of NSW, Martin is currently recording her debut solo album with producer and drummer David Ross Macdonald (The Waifs). She brings her band to The Twyford with multiple golden guitar award winner and ARIA nominee Nick Keeling (Mustard Courage) on keys and banjo, Sam Martin (Mikelangelo & The Black Sea Gentlemen, Sam’s Caravan) on bass and producer David Ross Macdonald on drums.
Support artist Bodhi Turner is a young singer songwriter from the Bega Valley and her music is rock and folk based. Bodhi has played several gigs around the Valley including River Rock Cafe opening for Scaramouche, Navigate Arts opening for Out Of Abington and Mals Pizza Bite. Bodhi won the NSW young folk songwriter of the year award in 2021 and played at the Gaelic Club in Surry Hills.
“Bodhi takes you to an intimate space that will leave you feeling vulnerable and completely absorbed in the stories. Truly one not to miss.” – Sats Kramer, Regional Music Officer – MusicNSW
This performance is supported by Live Music Australia – an Australian Government initiative
Main image photography by Andrew Robinson