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Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Country superstar to wrap up Cessnock series

Country music superstar and nine-time Golden Guitar winner Lyn Bowtell is set to take the stage at Cessnock Performing Arts Centre (CPAC) next month.

Her performance on Friday 11 December will wrap up a CPAC Studio Sounds series, which has included shows by local legends Outback Radio and Newcastle jazz virtuosos The Terence Koo Trio.

CPAC’s Curator of Creative and Performing Arts, Dr Vicki Sienczuk, says the response from audiences has been “overwhelmingly positive”.

“We are delighted to be welcoming patrons back to the venue after what has been an incredibly challenging year for all of us,” she says.

An innovative and creative songwriter, Bowtell defies musical constraint and easy classification, with influences reaching from pure country to blues, jazz, and pop.

She first came to prominence as a member of multi award-winning country pop trio Bella. Since then, Bowtell has released two critically-acclaimed albums, Secret Songs in 2012, and Heart of Sorrow in 2014.

Her latest release, Calling You, marks a departure in musical style from her roots in alternative/pop country, brimming with the singer’s soulful, striking vocals, and connecting deeply with raw emotion, highlighting the sublime voice that turned heads and four red chairs in season six of Channel Nine’s The Voice Australia.

Bowtell will perform at Cessnock Performing Arts Centre at 7.30pm.

Tickets cost $39, which includes a free drink on arrival, and patrons can choose between cabaret or tiered seating.

While CPAC has a current capacity of around 216 people under existing restrictions, audience numbers for each performance are limited to no more than 80 patrons to create a truly exclusive atmosphere.

Call 4993 4266 or visit CPAC’s website if you would like to buy tickets.

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