Keep The Circle Unbroken

Upcoming Shows

  • Traralgon
    Mar 11, 7:00 PM
    Latrobe Performing Arts Centre, Grey St, Traralgon VIC 3844, Australia
    LaTrobe Performing Arts Centre Artists: Mick Thomas, Olivia Nathan, Harry Hookey, Jimmy Phoenix, Bobby Valentine, Aimee Francis, Evan Webb Guest Picker: Pete Somerville (Uncle Bill)
  • Bundalaguah - SOLD OUT (Waitlist)
    Mar 12, 7:00 PM – Mar 13, 2:05 PM
    Myrtlebank Hall, Myrtlebank Hall, 794 Maffra-Sale Rd, Bundalaguah VIC 3851, Australia
    Artists: Tim Rogers, Mick Thomas, Olivia Nathan, Harry Hookey, Jimmy Phoenix, Bobby Valentine, Meg Doherty, Aimee Francis Guest Picker: Pete Somerville (Uncle Bill)
  • Archie's Creek
    Mar 13, 8:00 PM
    Caravan Music Club, 89-91 Archies Creek Rd, Archies Creek VIC 3995, Australia
    Artists: Mick Thomas, Olivia Nathan, Jimmy Phoenix, Tracy Miller, Bobby Valentine, Celia Church, Brooke Russell Guest Pickers: Hamish Davidson (The Davidson Brothers) & Lee Spence (Local)
  • Somers
    Mar 14, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    Coolart Wetlands And Homestead, Somers VIC 3927, Australia
    Artists: Mick Thomas, Olivia Nathan, Jimmy Phoenix, Aimee Francis, Maxon, Bobby Valentine Guest pickers: Hamish Davidson (The Davidson Brothers) & Damian Cafarella (The Wildes)
  • Macedon
    Mar 19, 7:00 PM
    Macedon Railway Hotel, Live Music Venue , 33 Smith St, Macedon VIC 3440, Australia
    Artists: Kylie Auldist, Freya Josephine Hollick, Kerryn Fields, Bobby Valentine, Stacey Gray, Type High, Malcolm Beveridge Guest pickers: Hamish Davidson (The Davidson Brothers) & Coberg Tipping (Russell Morris)
  • Benalla
    Mar 20, 6:00 PM
    Between Two Ferns, 16 Carrier St, Benalla VIC 3672, Australia
    Artists: Kylie Auldist, Freya Josephine Hollick, Kerryn Fields, Ellen James, Bobby Valentine, Jimmy Phoenix, James Howlett Guest pickers: Tanya Bradley (Kimberley Wheeler's Roadside Holiday) & Coberg Tipping (Russell Morris)
  • Marysville
    Mar 21, 2:00 PM
    Marysville Golf Club, 956 Buxton-Marysville Rd, Marysville VIC 3779, Australia
    Artist: Kylie Auldist, Freya Josephine Hollick, Kerryn Fields, Bobby Valentine, Lauren Elizabeth, Simon Phillips, Bill Bate Guest pickers: Hamish Davidson (The Davidson Brothers) & Coberg Tipping (Russell Morris)
  • Bendigo
    Mar 25, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    The Old Church on the Hill, 36 Russell St, Quarry Hill VIC 3550, Australia
    Artists: Mick Thomas, Kee'ahn, Dan Hall, Shann Lions, Joyce Prescher, Jamie MacDowell Guest pickers: Pete Somerville (Uncle Bill) & Justin Brady (Things of Stone & Wood)
  • Watchem
    Mar 26, 6:30 PM – 10:00 PM
    The Church, 58 Camp St, Watchem VIC 3482, Australia
    Artists: Kylie Auldist, Debra Byrne, Kee'ahn, Dan Hall, Joyce Prescher, Danny Walsh Guest pickers: Pete Somerville (Uncle Bill) & Justin Brady (Things of Stone & Wood)
  • Jeparit
    Mar 27, 8:00 PM
    The Hindmarsh Hotel, 50 Lower Roy St, Jeparit VIC 3423, Australia
    Artists: Kylie Auldist, Debra Byrne, Kee'ahn, Dan Hall, Joyce Prescher, Danny Walsh Guest pickers: Hamish Davidson (The Davidson Brothers) & Justin Brady (Things of Stone & Wood)
  • Ballarat
    Mar 28, 2:00 PM
    Mechanics Institute, 117-119 Sturt St, Ballarat Central VIC 3350, Australia
    Artists: Kylie Auldist, Crank Williams, Kee'ahn, Dan Hall, Joyce Prescher, Danny Walsh Guest pickers: Hamish Davidson (The Davidson Brothers) & Justin Brady (Things of Stone & Wood)
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Tim Rogers, Kylie Auldist, Mick Thomas, Debra Byrne and a host of Victoria's most cherished music artists join together and hit the Victorian roads for the Keep The Circle Unbroken Tour this March.

Keep The Circle Unbroken is a series of concerts presented across many of Victoria's iconic regional towns featuring an incredible line-up of Victorian musicians, spanning two generations and performing songs inspired by one of the most influential albums in the history of music, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band’s 1972 album Will the Circle be Unbroken.

The roots of this concert started back in 1972 when the
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band released an album that reconnected divided US generations at odds due to the perpetuating Vietnam War, hippie counter-culture and a troubling Richard Nixon presidential term. Recorded with country sensibilities, Will the Circle be Unbroken was created to bring together two generations of musicians and a divided nation and to plant the seeds of hope for a better future. It became one of the most influential albums in the history of music. Featuring collaborations with country legends such as Roy Acuff, Doc Watson and Mother Maybelle Carter, the album was pioneered by celebrated banjoist Earl Scruggs. Across 38 songs,  the release captured the imagination of rock music lovers, penetrating the mainstream whilst staying true to its raw, unadulterated aesthetic.

48 years later and the album is more pertinent than ever, it’s message of unity holding strong in a world that remains largely divided. Now, some of Australia’s most prominent musicians unite in a concert performance which channels Nitty Gritty Dirt Band’s recording approach on Will the Circle be Unbroken. This live show is an audible bridge stretching across generations, cultures, sexes, politics, race, and musical genre. The circle of artists represents sitting around a campfire, being at the family dinner table, or at a traditional music session. Sharing stories, thoughts and memories handed down from generation to generation.

Following the success of the original concert performed during lockdown in 2020 to a large and enthusiastic online audience, and streamed  live from St Kilda’s beloved
Memo Music Hall the show will tour a swag of Victoria's regional towns across March. Performed live and in the round each show features special guest musicians and singers in never-before heard trios and duets . Well-known artists will be partnered with lesser known yet exceptionally talented younger artists and backed by the Row Jerry Crow band which is made up from some of this state's most iconic musicians.

The concert and its resultant album was the concept of Row Jerry Crow’s mandolin/songwriter Delsinki and fiddle player John Kendall. “In a world that seems to be at each other’s throats every other second, and not LISTENING to each other, we wanted to create a musical message that would inspire everybody to stop and reflect on what is important in life. Putting our heads together we thought we'd get our eclectic bunch of mates all together in one room and show the connection artistry that comes from music'. We got an incredible response” .

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