If your idea of the festive season is more a packed bong and the hippie soundtrack than a packed stocking and canned carols, we have just the tonic for you: The Songs of the Haight Ashbury Stage Show.
Longtime Nimbin resident S Sorrensen has an insider’s view into alternative culture that is both eye opening and funny. He intersperses the musical performances with stories and anecdotes of the era.
US expat James T performs the songs with which he toured the world for 10 years as the singer and guitarist of Canned Heat.
Blues diva Lil’Fi sings Janis Joplin with an authority that comes from living the life of a true believer on the path of the blues; this ‘spirit-raiser’ has been described as ‘channeling’ Janis.
Connor Cleary is an electrifying guitarist who breathes Hendrix from every cell.
Bill Jacobi’s finger-pickin’ and tramp-roots style is a perfect partnership with Country Joe, Arlo Guthrie and Dylan.
Dolphin Award-winning chanteuse Andrea Soler takes Joni Mitchell’s songs to a new place with her tousled honeyed tones that capture the Californian sunshine.
Diana Anaid performs the music of Grace Slick and Jefferson Airplane. White Rabbit could have been written for Diana and she stamps it with a signature that is unforgettably hers.
All the performers are backed by the All-Star-Full-Tilt-Band, who will have you out of your seat and rocking like it’s 1967!
Don’t miss it at Stokers Siding Hall on Saturday at 8pm. $25.
Tickets available at Organic Revolution, Main St, Murwillumbah, 6672 7070. Phone reservations call 6679 5074.