De Australische Kristy Cox en Travis List touren door Europa. Ze zijn een aantal dagen in Nederland en komen bij ons spelen op 19 juli. Met haar nieuwe album is Kristy op nummer 8 binnengekomen op de toonaangevende APD Global Radio Chart.
Living For The Moment,’ the highly acclaimed new album from Kristy Cox, was this week named #8 on the Top 10 APD global radio indicator charts for Bluegrass/Folk Albums for the month of February. Kristy’s third studio album was released globally in mid February and has been attracting a lot of attention gaining airplay across Europe, Australia and the USA.
We verwachten een avond vol lekkere country, folk en bluegrass muziek. Zorg dat je er bij bent. De eerste keer dat we internationale artiesten in ons midden hebben.
Kristy Cox is the new voice in Australian bluegrass. Adored for her youthful energy infused acoustic country, she has been awarded with radio success and accolades for her talent. Having just signed her first record deal in the USA with bluegrass label Pisgah Ridge (an imprint of Mountain Home), Kristy will be focusing her efforts on her new album ‘Living For The Moment’ released in Feb 2014. With a string of top 10 hits on Country Radio and Country Music Television in Australia, Kristy was recently named Female Vocalist of the Year and Entertainer of the year at the 2013 Australian Independent Country Music Awards with her last release ‘Miles and Timezones’ which also gained two nominations in the 2013 Country Music Awards of Australia; for BestNew Talent and Alternative Country Album of the Year. Kristy Cox has stepped it up a notch with her latest release ‘Living for the Moment’. (2014), the album was recorded at the Crossroad Studios in Arden, NC, with returning producer Jerry Salley. The album features a stellar line up of seasoned acoustic musicians who bring to life the ten songs, five written by Kristy; including the cracking album opener ‘You’re My Kind of Trainwreck’. Touching on modern country, ‘This’ is a positive catchy song that will draw attention from young music fans. ‘Something in the Way’ is a powerful contemporary song destined for mainstream success. Kristy stays true to her roots in the traditional style country ballad ‘Love Builds the Bridges’ and teams up with her producer and friend Jerry Salley for a duet on their ‘When It Comes to You’. After months of barroom gigs, Kristy decided to pursue a singing career in the direction of acoustic music, which was heavily influenced by her travels overseas and being exposed to artists like: Lee Ann Womack, Patty Loveless, Rhonda Vincent and Alecia Nugent.. Credited for her performance and song writing capabilities, Kristy has been a Tamworth Star maker finalist and APRA Professional Development Awards finalist for Country Songwriter. Kristy was awarded Blues, Roots and Bluegrass song of the year for her song ‘If I Keep on Loving You’ at the 2012 TSA song writing awards. From a young age, Kristy has captured attention with her distinct singing style and positive outlook, seeing her go on to open shows for major acts and appearing on Television and major Festivals across Australia, Europe and the USA, including an official showcase at the International Bluegrass Music Convention in the USA later this year.
Over the years Australian country music has produced some great voices but not all have embraced the path of the new traditionalist like Travis List. Hailing from South Australia, now a Nashville resident, Travis List has soon become known as one of Australia’s premier male country artists. His songs resonate with authenticity, his voice holds its own with the best of them, and his live shows leave fans remembering why they first fell in love with country music. His main influences range from his father, a true Australian balladeer, Ian List to Merle Haggard and Slim Whitman. Travis perfectly demonstrates what a modern country ought to sound like, thoroughly contemporary yet completely country.
Growing up in One Tree Hill in South Australia, Travis has been performing on stage since the age 7 first touring with the family band and later had success touring with his sister for 5 years. He quickly moved on to solo performances and as a front man for many well-known South Australian bands. Throughout this time he has won numerous accolades and awards including the Rocky Page Memorial Scholarship which saw Travis graduate from the 2003 Australian Country Music College. Travis relocated to Nashville in 2008 to focus on his song writing and performing career. This has seen him write, produce and record three albums. The latest release, self titled, Travis List features a pick of both his own material and a few select choices from the hands of Nashville’s finest. Travis can be seen showcasing his latest songs and stage show on the world stage including the most prestigious country music events across Australia, the Tamworth Country Music Festival and the CMC Rocks the Hunter.