On Sunday, 28 April Fisherman’s Wharf will be playing host to a barn storming hoedown of a musical line-up, to be headlined by Canadian country rock royalty, The Road Hammers.
The band’s good time mix of honky-tonk, freewheeling country and classic rock has seen them anointed as the highest selling country band ever in their homeland, while being awarded the coveted ‘country group of the year’ at the CCMA Awards three times. With a swathe of gold and platinum records behind them, The Road Hammers most recent album, ‘The Squeeze’, has seen them further consolidate their reputation while also revealing a more personal side to the band, with lead single, ‘Crazy About You’, a paean to long term relationships inspired by singer Jason McCoy’s enduring marriage to his childhood sweetheart. The album also features plenty of their signature up-beat, trucking inspired numbers, which showcase the bands dedication to life on the open road, as well as a cover of the Dawes track, ‘All Your Favorite Bands’.
In addition to smashing it out of the park in their homeland for over 15 years, The Road Hammers have also been steadily building a loyal Australian following, off the back of their celebratory, high octane live shows, which they’ve previously brought to our shores at events such as the long running annual ‘CMC Rocks’ Festival, in Ipswich, where they wowed all and sundry in 2016.
As part of their upcoming Aussie tour (which includes a performance at Winton’s ‘Way Out West’ Fest on 26 April), they’ll be chugging into town for a special headlining performance at Fisherman’s Wharf on Sunday, 28 April. In addition to The Road Hammers, the show features a bumper line up of top notch supports, showcasing the talents of three of Australia’s finest country channeling acts; long time scene legends The Ayers Rockettes (who originally formed in 1987 and once featured a fresh faced Keith Urban in their line-up!), talented newcomers Saltbushsix, and rapidly rising ‘new country rock’ practitioner Josh Setterfield.
So if you’re up for a merry afternoon of rollicking, good time country rock, be sure to saddle up your steed and mosey on along to the iconic Fisherman’s Wharf, home to many a legendary ‘Sunday session’, on 28 April from 3pm.