Mojos Bar

Black Rabbit George

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

If you’ve ever seen Tijuana Cartel then you’ll know just how good a guitarist Paul George is – and he’s even better now having spent some weeks last year honing his skills at a flamenco school in southern Spain. His side project, Black Rabbit George, illustrates the virtuosity of his playing but also highlights his song-writing and vocals. It’s doom folk and gypsy flamenco that ranges from deceptively simple songs to driving beats and mesmerising tunes. He is joined by fiddler Phoebe Corke whose sublime playing adds layers of pathos and joy; local favourite Duncan Strachan will be doing his thing on bass while Jimmy Winwood shows his drumming mastery. It’s been an exciting year for the band with appearances at several major Australian festivals including Splendour in the Grass and airplay on Triple J.

Here in WA for one show only the Black Rabbit will be joined by local legends The Wilds. After sleeping the sleep of the dead, The Wilds are finally stirring. From humble beginnings in the sunroom of a decrepit country house, this band of brothers rose together from the swamplands of the south, charming the pants off every bartender, street vendor, and sweet little heartbreaker in town, before disappearing just as mysteriously as they arrived. Now they’re back to settle some old scores, and stake their claim on some new ones – a little older, a little wiser, but no less wilder. There’ll be new songs, maybe some old ones, but as always, there’ll be a whole lotta soul.

Warming up the night is alt country five-piece Ralway Bell and melancholic old-time folk ragamuffins Racoo.

Doors 8pm

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