Luke & Friends – Songs of Country & Conscience

Newcastle Fringe

Luke & Friends – Songs of Country & Conscience

DATE: March 20, 2022
TIME: 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
VENUE: The Rogue Scholar
ADDRESS: 4-6 Union Street, Newcastle West, NSW, 2302
PRICE: $25

As folk music legend Pete Seeger once said, “A good song reminds us what we’re fighting for”. With carefully-crafted lyrics and a rich, powerful bass voice accompanied by acoustic guitar, Luke’s rousing anthems and contemplative ballads range from our First Peoples to refugees, fracking, climate change, military misadventures and drug addiction, balanced with comical reflections on Australian life and politics.

Originally hailing from country Victoria, Luke now lives in the Northern Rivers region of NSW. Playing in a blend of folk, rock and country styles, he has performed at folk clubs, festivals and other public events across the country. In Songs of Country & Conscience, Luke and fellow musicians from Newcastle and Sydney will share with you their original songs calling for social and ecological justice – be sure not to miss these powerful voices for a better Australia.

NOTE: This is a 2 hour show with a 30min intermission.