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May 11, 2021

Out of the shadows

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Deep listening and housing ideas under Mullum’s fig trees for Renew Fest

Around a hundred presenters, musicians, other artists and community activators plus a bumper crowd of punters all came together under the fig trees at the Mullumbimby Showground over the weekend for Renew Fest 2021.

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Water strategy

Alan Dickens, Brunswick Heads The people of Mullumbimby would be aware that Byron Shire Council (BSC) intends to hand over...

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Police chase ends in head-on car and truck crash

Police have declared a critical incident investigation after a car chase in Ballina ended in a crash Friday night.

The legal smoke

Paul Rea, Coorabell While Labor stopped taking donations from the tobacco industry in 2004 and the Liberals followed suit a...

Echo turns 35 and You are invited!

This year The Echo turns 35, and to celebrate this momentous anniversary they are putting on The Echo Community Awards – and everyone is invited!

Man dead after boat capsizes near Yamba

Police say a man has died and a second has been taken to hospital after a boat capsized south of Yamba this morning.

Andrew Morris Sheoak Shack Sunday

Brisbane-based singer-songwriter Andrew Morris recently released his critically acclaimed fifth solo album Shadow of a Shadow.  The self-produced folk-rock opus features many guest artists including Tim Rogers, Bernard Fanning, Clare Bowditch, Washington, The Gin Club, The Wilson Pickers, The Panics and many more.  Morris has been busy on the live front touring for the launch of his new album, plus support shows with Powderfinger, Dan Sultan, Justin Townes Earle and Augie March. He has played many festivals including Splendour In The Grass, Big Day Out, Day On The Green, Queenscliff, Apollo Bay, Gympie Muster, Woodford and Port Fairy Folk festivals.  Also keeping him busy is touring and recording with his ‘side project’, twice-Aria-nominated The Wilson Pickers.  Morris was recently awarded the Grant McLennan Memorial Fellowship with fellow Wilson Picker Danny Widdicombe, to travel to Berlin in 2011 to further his songwriting.

‘I believe Shadow of a Shadow is a distillation of all my solo work so far,’ says Morris. ‘Even though it abandons the idea of a concept, by way of virtue I think it is the most cohesive collection of songs I have put together. I’ve always considered myself a late bloomer, so maybe all these years practising my craft and learning from people, peers, and all that goes on around me has paid off. I still hope to make the Australian test cricket team, too, being a late bloomer and all!

You can check out Andrew at the Sheoak Shack on Sunday.


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