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The Way Station Presents TASMERICANA NIGHT

Feb 20, 2015 @ 8:00 pm


An Evening of Music by Australian and New Zealand Bands Influenced by Indie, Folk and Americana Music
With Music By: Ben R. Mackie, City Walls Autumn Falls, The Hookey Brothers,
& Stanley John Mitchell and His Band of Buddies
Friday, February 20, 2015, 8PM-12AM
$5 suggested donation per set

“Andy Heidel’s place is one of the coolest I’ve ever seen.” *
– Chuck Yarborough, Music Critic, The Cleveland Plain Dealer
Village Voice Readers Choice Award 2014 – Best Cocktail Bar
“Petite pad for a truly intimate musical experience.” -Yelp.com

The Way Station presents Tasmericana Night on Friday, February 20, 2015 from 8PM-12AM. Aussie and Kiwi musicians Ben R. Mackie, City Walls Autumn Falls, The Hookey Brothers, & Stanley John Mitchell and His Band of Buddies bring The Way Station down under for an evening of music by Australian and New Zealand bands influenced by Indie, Folk and Americana Music.

Kicking off the night at 8PM, Melbourne, Australia songwriter Ben R. Mackie “mixes folk and country inspired sounds with a distinctively Melbournian soul” (Beat Magazine) to create music that is stripped back, delicate but rough-around-the-edges — an outsider’s slant on the Americana genre. Originally from Australia and now settled in Brooklyn, brothers Anthony and David Gill’s band City Walls Autumn Falls brings a fresh force to the Folk music world at 9PM. Together they write the kind of songs that take residence in the head and heart, mixing raw emotion with powerful, almost Viking-like guitar playing. Think Valhalla meets Big Pink. The Hookey Brothers, on tour from Australia and stopping in for a set at 10PM, are rooted in folk, with a slathering of 90s alt rock, old school Hank country cooked in the harsh Australian desert. Closing out the night at 11PM is native New Zealander Stanley John Mitchell, a veteran of the New York alternative scene. After arriving here with legendary Kiwi band ‘The Drongos’, Stanley soon established himself as a songwriting force. His current band ‘Stanley John Mitchell and his Band of Buddies’ plays original material inspired by Americana music which is “a delightful mélange of funk rhythms, country harmonies, precisely layered guitar counterpoint and airy folk-rock sounds, with many influences, old and new, absorbed into a delightfully original sound” (Robert Palmer, New York Times.)

For more information about Tasmericana Night please visit our website at waystationbk.com or email gailaheidel@yahoo.com.

*For more information about The Way Station contact the owner at andy.heidel@gmail.com.

The Line-up
8pm- Ben R. Mackie
Genre: folk, country, Americana
For fans of: Neil Young, Whiskeytown, Townes Van Zandt, Big Star

9pm- City Walls Autumn Falls
Genre: Folk
For fans of: Simon and Garfunkel, Ryan Adams

10pm- The Hookey Brothers
Genre: Folk-rock-blues
For fans of: Ryan Adams, Nirvana, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, MGMT
“Sometimes” – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ZrUTWOD0rs
“Man on fire” – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oc1Hph8BeT4
“Where I’ll be found” – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L3Egwf9lhjg

11pm- Stanley John Mitchell and His Band of Buddies
Genre: Americana/singer -songwriter
For fans of: Mumford and Sons, Neil Finn, Chuck Berry


Feb 20, 2015
8:00 pm
Event Category:


Andy Heidel