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WAGF 2019 - Stephen Pigram at The River

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Strings Attached: The West Australian Guitar Festival - Friday night at The River, featuring Stephen Pigram & Harry Jakamarra.

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STEPHEN PIGRAM

Born and raised in the multi-racial pearling town of Broome in Australia's far northwest Kimberley region, singer/songwriter/guitarist Stephen Pigram has been performing and songwriting since the the mid 1970’s.

He has been a member of the Broome bands Kuckles (1981 to present),Scrap Metal (1983 to 1992), and was Musical Director for the original production of the 1990 stage musical "Bran Nue Dae" by Jimmy Chi and Kuckles.

Since 1994 he has performed and recorded with six of his siblings in the Pigram Brothers pioneering a vocal/acoustic 'saltwater country' style of music. He played a major role in the development and production of the AACTA 2011 nominated Australian film "Mad Bastards" as composer, actor and co-producer. He has toured the nation and internationally as a featured artist in the Black Arm Band,Tura Music Ensembles and the Australian Chamber Orchestra for their 2012/13 production “The Reef” which toured the U.S. in February 2016.More recent collaborations have been with the Australian String Quartet and solo performances at Port Fairy Music Festival2019

Stephen now steps out solo with his guitar fingerpickin’, ukulele tinkling, harmonica blowin’, folk'n country blues snapshots of life in the last frontier with songs from his debut CD "Wanderer", (an almost all acoustic recording produced by long time associate and member of the Dingoes, Kerryn Tolhurst) and local cult classics, drawn from thirty five years of composing and performing in the singer songwriter tradition.

https://www.stringsattachedfestival.com.au/stephenpigram

HARRY JAKAMARRA

"Harry plays that banjo with all the revered spirit of the 'ole timey' while lighting a new exciting virtuosic flame underneath it" - John Butler

Armed with an EP produced by Jeff Lang and featuring Liz Stringer and Ben Franz (The Waifs), Harry Jakamarra has a voice that stops you dead in your tracks. A punchy, Springsteen-esque growl that's imbued with the rugged texture of the West Australian desert where he grew up.Harry's songs are truly Australian . . . just like 'Wake in Fright'. A

Kimberley Cowboy turned Mad Max, Harry tours in a vegie oil powered fire engine he converted to a house. He tears the roof off Pilbara pubs and southern sit-down gigs alike with his dry Guitar picking and dark, twisted lyrics."And then Harry Jakamarra... just blew me away the first time I met him. He's kind of a genius. He's a bit of a multi instrumentalist and can play the shit out of the guitar as well as having the amazing, gravelly, Bruce Springsteen-y kind of a voice. I think people are going to love him." - Missy Higgins ('The Music' magazine, 25/10/2017)Harry also takes the Clawhammer Banjo style to new levels. Far from a dinky twang, Harry's Banjo playing is closer to the Saharan rasp of the Tuareg rebels who schooled him.He's inspired by Warumpi Band, Midnight Oil and Gillian Welch. Warped by studying Indian Classical on the banks of the Ganges River, and narrowly escaping a Tuareg uprising in Timbuktu. Coloured by a life spent on the road, Harry's music is the most genuine thing you will hear this year. His songs have the poetic staying power of Wilfred Owen, Paul Kelly and Hank Williams.

HARRY JAKAMARRA

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