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Sun, 27 Aug


The Hacienda at Blue Tongue Berries

Short Straw with Matt Joe Gow

Blue Tongue Berries & Music Victoria present a special series of Short Straw performances. This August we feature a musical performance by Americana troubadour Matt Joe Gow.

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Short Straw with Matt Joe Gow
Short Straw with Matt Joe Gow

Time & Location

27 Aug 2023, 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Hacienda at Blue Tongue Berries, 445 Northwood Road, Seymour VIC, Australia

About The Event

Join us for another Short Straw session, a unique and intimate afternoon of live music in our stunning off-grid strawbale venue the Hacienda. This August we feature a special musical performance by Americana troubadour Matt Joe Gow. A performance not to be missed!

Expect lush three part harmonies as Matt will be joined by his longtime trio, consisting of Katya Harrop on backing vocals & percussion and Andy Pollock on backing vocals and Mandolin.

>>>Check out to Matt Joe Gow's music here

This Project is supported by Music Victoria and by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria.

About Matt Joe Gow

Matt Joe Gow grew up in the deep south of New Zealand in a town with bad weather and good music: Dunedin. Surrounded by music, he was encouraged to pick up a guitar at an early age. After traveling the world, Matt moved to Melbourne, Australia, drawn by its vibrant music scene. In 2009 he released his debut record The Messenger, produced by multi-Aria award-winner Nash Chambers. As Alternative Country continued to grow in popularity, Matt toured and supported acts such as Chris Isaak, Justin Townes Earle, Kasey Chambers and Marlon Williams.

Whilst regularly working on other projects in the studio, it would be his 2018 album Break, Rattle and Roll, an ambitious sprawling Americana record which would go on to win the Music Victoria Award for Best Country Album. After the rewarding but demanding process of making and touring that album, Matt headed back into the studio in 2020 with the concept of making a stripped-back album, however midway the world was hit by the coronavirus pandemic. The result is a unique record which, although laborious to make during a dark time is the most pure expression of Matt's songwriting. The album titled ’Between Tonight & Tomorrow’ in its first week of release went on to chart on the ARIA and Australian Independent Release charts, whilst garnering 5 star reviews, plus feature album and high rotation on ABC. The critical acclaim didn’t end there however, with Matt taking home the prestigious MLT songwriting award at the New Zealand Country Music Awards recently, whilst on tour in his home country.

The Program

2:00pm Cantina bar & courtyard opens for drinks

3:00pm First set

3:45pm Break

4:15pm Second set

Blue Tongue Berries is a licensed venue, drinks will be available at the bar throughout the event.

All tickets are seated with only 50 tickets available.


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