Rodriguez at Bimbadgen Hunter Valley
Legendary singer-songwriter Rodriguez will be back in Australia with his band in November to perform at Bimbadgen Winery at Pokolbin in the Hunter Valley. On Saturday 19 November, in a day on the green show, Rodriguez will be joined by fellow music luminary, Australia’s own Archie Roach as well as Xavier Rudd, Russell Morris and Mark Wilkinson.
The Vintry has now been booked for the Rodriguez concert weekend at Bimbadgen. We can recommend Short Breaks and Escapes to search for alternative accommodation in Pokolbin.
His voice remains untouched by the years, combining strength and frailty. The Guardian
The legendary self-taught guitarist’s love affair with Australia is no secret; Rodriguez first toured our shores in the late 1970s, long before the rest of the world caught onto his talent thanks to Malik Bendjelloul’s Oscar-winning film Searching for Sugar Man.
The Rodriguez voice is all there… The legend is intact Time Out
The Searching for Sugar Man documentary follows Rodriguez’s celebrated history that began in the bars and clubs around Detroit in the 1960s. Drawing inspiration from the city’s post-industrial urban decay, Rodriguez recorded and released albums Cold Fact (1969) and Coming From Reality (1971) that largely went unnoticed in the United States.
It sounded as if his singing has not aged one bit and sounded as pristine as he does on recordings from over 40 years ago. The Huffington Post
Archie Roach is a soul singer in the true sense of the word. His lyrics are uniquely Australian yet undeniably universal and he is one of our most respected, beloved and admired singer/songwriters. Archie first came to the attention of most Australians with the release of his debut album Charcoal Lane (1992). The album launched his career and ‘Took The Children Away’, his own story of the stolen generations, heartbreakingly captured the human cost of government policy. He is that rarest of beings; one that sees beyond race, religion, gender and ideology.
It is with great pleasure that Archie Roach and band have been invited to perform songs from his forthcoming album Let Love Rule on this tour. Let Love Rule is Archie’s tenth studio album in what has become an extraordinary career – the new songs explore the theme of love. “I wanted to write about love, or a willingness to love all people,” says Archie.
A Day on the Green Concert
Saturday 19 November 2016 at Bimbadgen, Hunter Valley, New South Wales with Xavier Rudd, Archie Roach, Russell Morris and Mark Wilkinson.
Directions from The Vintry to Bimbadgen Estate
The Vintry is a stunning architecturally designed Country House, luxuriously appointed with the highest quality furnishings and fittings but with the feel of a traditional bush retreat. A contemporary property with 4 spacious bedrooms includes 1 king size bedroom with hydrotherapy spa bath and 3 queen size bedrooms each with its own ensuite bathroom and private deck for those times when you would like some personal time to relax.
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Hunter & Central Coast Tourism Awards Gold 2009, 2010. Silver 2007, 2008, 2011, 2012.
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