Brett Winterford is a folk singer-songwriter from Sydney who is reinventing the modern day troubadour. Winterford has spent the last couple of years writing songs, travelling the globe and creating a groundbreaking path for folk music, performing unique concerts atop double-decker buses, on river barges, in ancient forts, bedrooms, corner pubs and cafes from Berlin to Brooklyn.
His long-awaited solo debut EP, The Greenthumb, is a set of six songs inspired by Pan a famous Australian landscape painting by Sydney Long. The EP was recorded by Josh Schuberth (Josh Pyke) and it features special guests Mr Percival, Ray Mann and Kent Eastwood. Coloured by nylon-string acoustics and mandolins, pianos and mellotron, shakers, timpani and tom drums, the recordings deal with the trials and triumphs of the troubadour, the reclaiming of imagination and appreciation for the natural world.
His imaginative and poetic songwriting style has been chosen to become soundtrack for Tourism Australia’s National Landscape series, a set of short films showcasing the natural beauty of the Australian environment.
In 2009 Winterford and five of his closest friends established a series of fortnightly intimate concerts in Surry Hills, Sydney, called High Tea. As of July 2012, well over 6000 listeners have enjoyed these candlelit shows by the likes of Lanie Lane, Mr Percival and Tin Sparrow. Shows usually sell out in less than five minutes.
You can catch Brett this Saturday at the Treehouse on Belongil, Byron Bay.