In a week that almost couldn’t get any better, Gretta Ziller who was announced on Tuesday as a finalist for the 2018 Golden Guitar Awards for her brilliant debut album, Queen of Boomtown, nominated for Alt Country Album of the Year, has also been longlisted for The Australian Music Prize in an announcement earlier today, putting her in the running to win $30k.
In partnership with Mountain Goat Beer, The Australian Music Prize will hold a free event at Melbourne’s The National Richmond on December 5 hosted by Brian Nankervis (Rockwiz) and Sam Lockwood from The Jezabels, where the judges full longlist (40+ more of the best 2017 albums) will be announced, with featured performances from Gretta Ziller, Jen Cloher, and Birdz.
Gretta Ziller – Queen Of Boomtown
Beaches – Second Of Spring
Birdz – Train Of Thought
Cable Ties – Cable Ties
EWAH & The Vision Of Paradise – Everything Fades To Blue
Jen Cloher – Jen Cloher
The Creases – Tremolow
Underground Lovers – Staring At You Staring At Me
The Vampires – The Vampires Meet Lionel Loueke
Tornado Wallace – Lonely Planet
DATE: December 5th
TIME: 6pm – 9pm
WHERE: The National Hotel, 344 Victoria St, Richmond
COST: Free entry
Mountain Goat Beer – ‘beer of the night’ $7 schooners and $16 burgers
Ziller is preparing to head out on the road with Andrew Swift for the Great Australian Caravan Park Country Music Showcase, taking in 22 caravan parks in 22 days, before hitting Tamworth Country Music Festival for a number of performances, including the Opening Concert.
4 out of 5 stars Rolling Stone Magazine
“…even when she’s on the floor of ‘the bathroom of regret’, Ziller offers a poeticism that lifts the album into the realms of soulful refection…” – Jessie Cunniffe (Rolling Stone)
“She possesses an emotive tone that can soar like a country diva, holler like a blues singer and serenade with the sweetness of a soul temptress, making Queen of Boomtown a world class Americana debut.” – Chris Familton (Rhythms)
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