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Row Jerry Crow Presents 'Keep The Circle Unbroken'

Memo Music Hall, 88 Acland Street, St Kilda

Featuring Tim Rogers, Abby Dobson, Mark Atkins, Kylie Auldist, Dave Gleeson, Debra Byrne & Row Jerry Crow

Keep The Circle Unbroken features an incredible line-up of Australian musicians performing on a new album of the same name - inspired by the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band’s 1972 album Will the Circle be Unbroken. The Country Rock band’s album was designed to bring together two generations of musicians and a divided nation, and plant the seeds of hope for a better future. Keep The Circle Unbroken is an audible bridge stretching across generations, cultures, sexes, politics, race, and musical genre - a showcase from every corner of our nation.

The acoustic album will be recorded live and in the round at MEMO Music Hall two days prior to the Live Stream performance. Row Jerry Crow is the backing band and the recording features special guest musicians and singers performing in never-before seen trios and duets. The recording will be raw, warts and all, and will reveal the soul of each artist.

The circle of artists represents sitting around a campfire, being at the family dinner table, or at a traditional music session. Sharing stories, thoughts and memories handed down from generation to generation.

The special guest singers are a combination of well-known artists partnered with lesser known, yet exceptionally talented younger artists. The line-up is Tim Rogers, Abby Dobson, Mark Atkins, Kylie Auldist, Dave Gleeson, Debra Byrne, Grim Fawkner, Brooke Taylor, Jimmy Phoenix, Olivia Nathan, Bobby Valentine and Joyce Prescher.

Row Jerry Crow consists of Paul Woseen (Screaming Jets), Jeff Consi (The Badloves), Dion Hirini (Vika and Linda), Rob Hornbuckle (Masters Apprentices), Delsinki, and John Kendall (Uncle Bill).

Guest players are drawn from a who’s who of well-known Australian bands: Hamish Davidson (The Davidson Brothers), Xani (The Twoks), Cam Mckenzie (Mark Seymour & The Undertow), Justin Brady (Things of Stone & Wood) , Jack Howard (Hunters & Collectors) , Savannah Blount (Architecture in Helsinki), James Macaulay (The Lagerphones), Dan Hall (Taxiride).

The Album was the concept of Row Jerry Crow’s mandolin/songwriter, Delsinki and Fiddle player John Kendall.

“In a world that seems to be at each other’s throats every other second, and not LISTENING to each other, we wanted to make an album, that would inspire everybody to stop and reflect on what is important in life. Putting our heads together we thought we'd get our eclectic bunch of mates all together in one room and show the connection artistry that comes from music'. We got an incredible response,” they said.

LIVE STREAM DATE: Saturday 18 July TIME (AEST): 7.00-7.30pm: Digital Doors, 7.30-8.30pm: Showtime TICKETS: www.memomusichall.com.au - $12 – Standard, $15 – Premium (Backstage Pass, Q&A via MEMO’s Facebook page - go to Event, register your attendance and you can post questions for the artists)