Australian blues and roots musician Mitch Grainger on tour in the mid-west at the end of March | West Central Daily

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Australian blues and roots musician Mitch Grainger has wowed Central West audiences in the past with his eclectic songwriting and passionate performance, and he’s set to return later this month for three shows. Before returning to his adopted home: Nashville, USA: Grainger will play three shows in consecutive days at the Blue Jacket Motel in Canowindra [March 24]the parkes hotel [March 25] and The Agrestic Grocer of Orange [March 26]. READ ALSO: Tormaline Park Owners Hold Open Garden to Raise Funds for Mid-West Clinical Trials Unit Grainger has been quietly maturing as an artist for more than 25 years, while performing and recording at alongside some of Australia’s and world’s biggest artists, such as Malcolm Young (AC/DC) and Harry Vanda to name but two. Speaking to Canowindra Music and Events Co., Grainger said he is preparing new material for release this year. “I don’t have the release date yet, but I will have a release date for my first single called ‘Strong Woman’ by the Canowindra show,” he said. “Audiences can certainly look forward to hearing some of this new material at the shows and all about the plans I have for new music.” READ ALSO: The man had been taunted with racial slurs before hitting out at Grainger saying the new material was originally slated for release in 2020, until COVID naturally stalled the plans. “I’m only now planning to release this material; hoping to be able to shoot both here and in the US to back up the release. That’s the biggest impact. Basically taking two years off my schedule of live music,” he said. . “Before that, I used to come out west regularly to play in towns like Orange, Cowra and a few others when I was back in New South Wales. “I like to play in country towns. It dates back to my days with the Bondi Cigars, when we played literally all over the country, from Aboriginal settlements to small towns like Canowindra. I find it very rewarding.” READ ALSO: Family books two-night stay with Ukrainian family to provide financial and emotional support during wartime Grainger has been compared favorably to American blues legend Robert Johnson, and quotes Ry Cooder as his biggest inspiration.” He is [Cooder] always did the projects he wanted, not stuck to one genre, and produced stellar records and music for over 40 years,” he said. Tickets for Grainger’s West Central dates are $25 each. To purchase tickets and for more information, visit mitchgrainger.com.

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