Looking for something to do this Saturday, September 10 · 1:00pm – 6:00pm? Well come on down to The Northern Rivers Hotel Lismore Corner of Bridge & Terania Streets North Lismore for Live in Hillbilly Heaven
Jimmy Willing & The Real Gone Hick-Ups
All for FREE!
Live In Hillbilly Heaven is a meeting place for folk and country music enthusiasts and features some of the finest live music for miles around. This time the lineup features the country blues of Mr Pat Curley, the old time love songs of Swamp Town, and of course Jimmy Willing’s very own cow punk outfit The Real Gone Hick-Ups.
Born with a big name to live up to, Mr Curley has a deep love of Country Blues, the black rural music of the Mississippi Delta. After the 1927 flood of The Mississippi, Country Blues travelled north to Chicago where it became electrified and birthed a baby named Rock & Roll. Mr Curley’s music traces this journey.
The latest sensation to float upon the muddy waters of North Lismore is Swamp Town. Claudie Frock, Alan Usher and Rohan Langford found their way to each other on rafts built of swampy love songs and moonshine where the mouths of two rivers kiss. They’ve been playing the blues and originals with an old-timey feel ever since.
Jimmy Willing will be strapping on his spurs and pulling his hat down hard when he saddles up his band, The Real Gone Hick-Ups and lets them loose from the chute. Clancy Robinson on drums, Nirvana Glassey on double bass and Davey Bob Ramsey on the guitars.
The Northern Rivers Hotel will host this event in their pleasant beer garden. God willing the sun will shine, but the gig will go ahead regardless. So harness up yer horses, crank up your rust bucket trucks and ride on over to the North Side where you’ll find Hillbilly Heaven!