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Michael Hurley

Apr 3rd 2018 @ Northcote Social Club

Thornbury, Australia
I Was There
Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018
7:30 PM
Northcote Social Club
Thornbury, Australia
Guests: Susie Scurry

THIS SHOW IS STRICTLY 18+

PLAYING TIMES:
MICHAEL HURLEY 9pm til 10.15pm
SUSIE SCURRY 8pm

Mistletone and Flippin Yeah present one of America’s last true outsider folk troubadours, Michael Hurley with special guest Susie Scurry. Michael Hurley’s music sounds old, like it has always existed; and simultaneously singular, like something you’ve never heard anyone else play quite like that before. This timeless quality ensures that Hurley’s audience constantly renews itself. From the the beatniks in the NYC Village where he started in the early 60s, to the hippies in Vermont, to the Americana fans, indie rockers and freak folkers from the last two decades, and those who have covered and championed his songs -- from Cat Power to Calexico -- Michael’s music never fails to find fresh new ears. Pressed for a description, Hurley has called it “jazz-hyped blues and country and western music”. Michael Hurley grew up in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. As a teenager in the 1950s he fell in love hearing the music of Fats Domino, The Everly Brothers and Bo Diddley blast from the radio, and was enthralled by the records of Blind Willie McTell, Hank Williams and Uncle Dave Macon that he sought for his own. This love for music, true and unvarnished, supplied him with a finely tuned musical compass he has not wavered from for 50 years and counting.
Tickets available at the door $40