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Nigel Wearne



Nigel Wearne is a folk/country singer-songwriter whose music has an intimate and poignant narrative. Equipped with personally handcrafted guitars, his music melds fingerstyle guitar, clawhammer banjo, folk and honest storytelling. Gleaning diverse influence from Kelly Joe Phelps, Townes Van Zandt and Sun Kil Moon, he tells stories of forgotten rebels, wandering poets and his love of eggs. Nigel has performed at various music festivals throughout Australia, including the Queenscliff Music Festival, Cygnet Folk Festival and Yackandandah Folk Festival. Wearne’s current album 'Drawing Circles' is a solo record that’s raw, compelling and reflective. With songs born of shadows and lucid reveries, the 14-song double album explores the dark corners of creativity and the irregular swells of life. 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. “Warmth flecked with grit… beauty awaits” 4 Stars – Rolling Stone Australia.

Unearthed in 2017

Port Fairy Folk Festival

29 Oct 2017


Nigel Wearne

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.