Aussies Invade Americana
Almost a quarter of the showcases at next month’s Americana conference in Nashville will be Australians.
Twenty-five Aussies will perform over four days including
Australia’s presence at Americana began in 2009 after Dobe Newton, a member of the folk-roots outfit
“Out of Americana showcases have come publishing and distribution deals, agents and management representation and offers of co-writes with American artists,” reports Newton who is now the conference’s Australian project manager.
The Australian government’s music export body, Sounds Australia, has also added Americana as one of the major trade events it will support.
This year’s Australian events include a showcase at the Bluebird Café, a lunch for international delegates and a reception to celebrate plans by Nashville and Tamworth, New South Wales, to become sister cities.