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Nigel Wearne



Nigel Wearne is an Australian singer-songwriter, luthier, poat and gleaner. Equipped with personally handcrafted instruments, he melds finger-style guitar, 'up'-hammer banjo, piano and honest storytelling. Gleaning diverse influence from Kelly Joe Phelps, Gillian Welch and Townes Van Zandt, he tells stories of forgotten rebels, wandering poets and his love of eggs. Nigel has toured Australia, New Zealand and Canada and he's performed at a long list of music festivals, including the Port Fairy Folk Festival, Cygnet Folk Festival and Queenscliff Music Festival.

​His sophomore album, Black Crow garnered wide critical acclaim including a 4 star review in Rolling Stone and a nomination for Best Country Album at the Music Victoria Awards. Nigel’s current album Drawing Circles is a solo record that’s raw, compelling and reflective. A storyteller at heart, he paints lyrical pictures with “the narrative-fuelled prose of Paul Kelly” - Beat Magazine. “One of Australia’s emerging songwriters” - Tone Deaf.

Unearthed in 2017

Port Fairy Folk Festival

29 Oct 2017


Nigel Wearne

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Onya Nige!



Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

03 Nov 2017

Triple J

Authentic and impressive.

Authentic and impressive.