Method, Saturday, Sheoak Shack & Sunday, The Riverview Hotel
Roots/folk duo Method come out of hibernation this week, returning to the northern rivers for another slice of the good life, with shows around the shire and beyond. Guitarist Bill Jacobi is a regular solo performer around our local venues and this year saw him performing at the Byron Blues Festival as a runner-up in the Busking Over Byron competition. He is joined by drummer extraordinaire Frank Corby, of Bondi Cigars fame, who cut his teeth in the Boston and San Francisco blues scenes before migrating to Australia in the early 90s.
Together they make music that is raw and stripped-back in approach. Sometimes folky, sometimes swampy, the skeletal combination of drum kit and amped-up acoustic guitar snakes and rattles across material drawn from the joys and perils of everyday life.
With over 40 album credits between them, Bill Jacobi and Frank Corby have toured and recorded with some of the cream of Australian folk, blues and rock music. Together as Method they have been making music, recording albums and playing live for almost 20 years. Originally from The Blue Mountains, their debut EP Rhythmethod was released in 1996. Two albums later and another one on the way and the fire is still burning.
You have two chances to see Method this weekend: Saturday at the Sheoak Shack, Fingal and Sunday at the Riverview Hotel, Murwillumbah.