Marcia & her Band will launch her Nashville Sessions EP at the Port Fairy Folk Festival, 2016, March 12th, Stage 5. 7.30 pm.
Sunday. March 13th, Stage 6. 9.30 PM.
40TH Anniversary Celebration Concert. 8 PM. Stage 3.
Women in Song. Sunday Stage 3. 10 am.
Peaks and Valleys, Stage 5. 12 noon Sunday.
Port Fairy Festival, one show only Friday March 11th, 2016.
Marcia Howard at Leura Park Estate. Portarlington Rd. Bellarine Peninsula, Victoria.
February 17 at 12:54pm.
A very special Sunday Session. . . All welcome! FREE ENTRY Marcia Howard & Band.
Sunday March 6, 4pm – 6pm Leura Park Estate Portarlington Rd. Curlewis, Bellarine Peninsula.
Australian preview of ‘Nashville Sessions’ the brilliant new EP.
Singing sensation and ex-Goanna Marcia Howard and band will be previewing the launch of her new EP Nashville Sessions at Leura Park Estate on Sunday, March 6, 4pm – 6pm. Nashville Sessions will be officially launched the following weekend at the Port Fairy Music Festival 2016. The tracks were in recorded in Nashville with an ensemble of seasoned instrumentalists. The result is a classic Nashville sound befitting such Australian rock royalty.
Everyone is welcome to enjoy this very special event – there is no charge and no fuss - just a casual showcase of great Australian talent in the relaxed environ of Leura Park Estate’s cellar door and grounds. Wine, beer, soft drink and food will be available as well so music lovers can kick back and savour the preview Australian debut of this brilliant soundtrack live.
For more than 30 years, Triple Aria Award Goanna Band member, Marcia Howard has mesmerized audiences with her beautiful voice and skill as a musician and songwriter. Marcia has worked with some of the world’s best musicians including Mary Black, Carlos Santana, Bob Dylan, Brian Kennedy, James Taylor, Hothouse Flowers, Eric Clapton and the Chieftains. She has also sung, toured, recorded and performed with many Australian indigenous artists including Bart Willoughby, Joe Geia, The Pigram Brothers, Archie Roache, Patricia Clarke and Deline Briscoe. Many Australian albums recorded over the last 30 years have featured Marcia’s harmony vocals.
Leura Park Estate is located at 1400 Portarlington Road, Curlewis. For more information about the event 5253 3180 or via www.leuraparkestate.com.au
Saturday January 23 2016 in the beautiful coastal town of Point Lonsdale with two of Australia's best female voices. We are pleased to announce that our Australia Made Concert featuring Marcia Howard, Rose Bygrave, Damian Howard and special guests will return to Point Lonsdale on Saturday 23rd January 2016. Last year's concert was sold out so book your tickets early!
The Howard Family, Damian, Shane and Marcia Howard will perform in their home Country at the 40th Port Fairy Folk Festival. March 11th-14th, 2016.
The Howard Family are a well known musical family from South West Victoria. They have performed at the Tamworth Country Music Festival and the 160th Anniversary of the Eureka Stockade at M.A.D.E Museum in Ballarat.
Donations for publishing gratefully accepted.
Preview of Marcia's book & CD Holywells to Waterholes, belonging through song.
Songs and stories and imagery.
This book and CD on song writing, written by Marcia, is located in her family background and her experiences in music making with indigenous communities in Ireland and Australia. The work encourages others to connect in relation to their own ancestors and the land that they build their lives upon.
The five songs that the research is based upon were written by Marcia and recorded by her in her home studio. The songs are beautiful and relate to the political, to family and to place. The lyrics are emotive and the harmonies together with her voice and the different instruments evoke wonderful images for the listener. The mixing and recording process has been an additional task of the production of the thesis that Marcia has mastered. She has expressed her heritage and responses to injustices through her talent as a beautiful music maker. This is a very important thesis. A wonderful, enlightening and stimulating set of songs and stories.
Nerissa Albon (New Release soon).
Triple Aria Award Goanna Band member, Marcia Howard, proudly launches her EP, Nashville Sessions recently recorded in Nashville on the 40th anniversary of the Port Fairy Festival. Marcia attended the first Festival as a teenager in 1976 and has performed at the festival many times over the years.
The EP features Marcia’s beautiful vocals and her thoughtfully crafted lyrics. The four tracks of tasteful and soulful country rock were recorded in Nashville at Beaird’s Music Studio with an ensemble of seasoned instrumentalists. The result is a classic Nashville country sound, and the combined results shape up to be unique, personal, and befitting such Australian rock royalty.
Local legends lend their vocal talents on the songs. Her brothers Shane Howard & Damian Howard and Goanna colleague Rose Bygrave contribute wonderful backing vocals. Marcia will also be performing with the local legendary Howard family over the weekend.