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Karma County set for Heavenly stop at Lizotte’s

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With the “live” music scene set to thrive again, thanks to the easing of COVID-19 restrictions, Karma County will venture to Newcastle’s famous venue Lizotte’s next month.

The band, which will take to the local dais on 4 November, is also celebrating the 25th anniversary of its iconic album Last Stop Heavenly Heights.

Their music is deeply Australian and stripped back.

In fact, it became known as the acoustic roots’ genre, which has gone on to be popular with artists such as Angus and Julia Stone, John Butler, Josh Pyke and more. 

Karma County’s debut album was released on Kansas USA-based label Laughing Boy in 1996.

Arriving on stage in those early days around Sydney with just a snare drum, acoustic guitar and double bass, the band foreshadowed their style, which turned out to be an essential element of contemporary Australian music with songs like the evergreen Postcard.

Since those small beginnings, they have waltzed their way into the hearts and minds of music fans, and critics, all over the world.

Karma County went on to release four more celebrated studio albums and one double album retrospective, including ARIA nominee Olana (1999) and ARIA winner Into The Land of Promise (2000).

They played house concerts, pubs in the bush, the Sydney Opera House and international festivals like WOMAD Auckland, WOMAD Reading, WOMAD Seattle and more.

And, occasionally, they doubled up as the backing band for their late friend and mentor, legendary singer Jimmy Little, in Australia, Europe and North America.

The three founding members – Brendan Gallagher (vocalist/guitar), Michael Galeazzi (bass) and Stuart Eadie (drums) – will head out on the road again to play Last Stop Heavenly Heights in full, and some other much-loved songs from their unique songbook.

For ticket links and further details, visit https://karmacounty.com.au/dates

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