Guildford Banjo Jamboree Sept 20 - 22 - Moonlighting Jug Band
Hepburn Palais Friday 11th October 7.30 pm
Odessa's at Leaver's Hotel Creswick Sat 26th October 7 - 10 pm
Maldon Folk Festival 1 - 4 November
Rezza House Concert Sat 14th March 2020
Catfish Bar, Gertrude St Fitzroy Sunday 17th March 5 - 7 pm
Maldon Blues Club Sunday 28th April 3 pm
Macedon Railway Hotel Sunday 5th May 5 - 7 pm
Taproom Castlemaine Fri 18th Jan 8 - 10 pm
Lomond Acoustica Wednesday 23rd January 8 pm
Newstead Live 2019 Music Festival
Mark's dance card is full with gigs for his rock'n'roll band. We have managed to squeeze a few duo gigs in between!
Have a listen to tracks from our new album 'A Crazy Dream' and buy either download from this page or hard copy (click link to shop) $25 plus postage
Check out our videos from the new album on this site and on our Facebook page
We've got 4 songs from 'A Crazy Dream' through to the next round of the ASA Song Comp, hoping some of these will get to the top 30. Have to wait and see.
We had the good fortune last year to be semi-finalists in the Blues & Roots Radio International Song Competition with our tune 'Oh My Friend' which is track 2 from A Crazy Dream. We are well pleased about that.
Reviews of the album are starting to appear, Pete Williams from Made in the Shade Radio says the album is "nothing short of magnificent" describing "dextrous playing and soulful vocals" and "rich hues of wonderful self penned tracks thart inhabit this broad canvas of a record". Forte Magazine describes a "unique and cultural album which perfectly epitomises Australian country with a mix of T Bone Burnett riffs" Very generous reviews we're grateful for such positive input.
Marni Sheehan and Mark Smith perform as a duo, as individual solo artists and when we can with assorted special guests. Our style is rootsy blues, alt & vintage country and originals with vocal harmonies and all kinds of guitars, acoustic, electric, dobro, national steel, lap steel and mandolin. Unfortunately the banjo was retired last year but we have now employed Stompy who manifests when the song is right. Audiences enjoy our act with its sparkle, variety and humour and the occasional Dark Moment. Covers range through Ry Cooder, Memphis Minnie, Johnny Cash, Doc Watson, Dock Boggs, Townes van Zandt, Gillian Welch. Original tunes are stylistically in keeping with our covers repertoire.
Our new album 'A Crazy Dream' is out now. Its a collection of new original tunes and a few choice covers in the blues/roots and fingerpicking style. Check out a track from the new album on our music page. Big thanks to our pals in the Moonlighting Jug Band for this juke joint arrangement of the Deep Dark Troubled Waters, and to Greg O'Leary for some wonderful fiddle playing on track 1, Boots Gully Population 24. We have discovered house concerts a wonderful way to enjoy playing and listening to music. We would love to have you host us at your house concert in Victoria or further afield. Please message us on Facebook if you would like to book us for one of these at www.facebook.com/smithsheehan
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OR to download the album just click on 'Buy Album' below. Too easy!
A Crazy Dream Marni Sheehan & Mark Smith Sept 2018
this brand new album takes the listener on a musical journey through our crazy dream - years of writing and performing music. $25
Down in the Valley - Sheehan Smith & Sheehan 2015
An album of songs dealing with fundamental human concerns, love & hate, sex, death, injustice. Blues & roots styling with a hint of old time country. Original songs are in keeping with the covers on this album $15
Inside Stories (2007) & Critters & Specimens (2005)
previous solo albums released by Marni Sheehan