Gina Jeffreys / Rod McCormack / Mickey Newbury Tribute cd Triple Launch

The Thornbury Theatre, 859 High Street, Thornbury (VIC)

TRIPLE ALBUM LAUNCH… 1) GINA JEFFREYS  UNRAVEL 2) ROD McCORMACK  FINGERPRINTS 3)COUNTRY FOLK SING MICKEY NEWBURY A very special acoustic / country / folk concert featuring songs from three brand new albums – Gina Jeffreys’ Unravel, Rod McCormack’s Fingerprints, and a tribute album to one of Nashville’s all time greatest songwriters, Country Folk Sing Mickey Newbury. Gina Jeffreys was a four time winner of  the Female Vocalist Of The Year Gold Guitar at the Australasian Country Music Awards, with a steady stream of gold and platinum albums before taking time out for motherhood. Now she is back with an album of original songs recorded in Australia and the USA. Rod McCormack is best known as a record producer and songwriter, with over 400 titles recorded by an array of top artists, and as a multi-instrumentalist he has worked with a host of Australian and international artists including Johnny Cash, Glen Campbell, Trisha Yearwood and LeAnne Rimes. He has won guitar and banjo championships in Colorado, Tennessee and West Virginia, and been both Australian guitar and banjo champion three times. He has appeared on thousands of albums and soundtracks with artists ranging from kd lang to Jimmy Barnes, Guy Sebastian to Kasey Chambers, Shannon Noll, symphony orchestras, etc. He was also named CMAA’s Producer Of The Year in 2004, 2008 and 2010. As well as being  a virtuoso musician on half a dozen instruments Rod is also a beautiful singer, so it comes as quite a surprise to learn that Fingerprints is his first solo album. Gina and Rod are also key players in Country Folk Sing Mickey Newbury, and for this concert celebrating all three albums they will be joined by several other notable singer songwriter who appear on the Newbury tribute including Greg Champion, Khristian Mizzi, Suzette Herft, Peter Daffy and more to be announced. Newbury was a revered writer who crossed over musical boundaries, and is the only writer to have the number one song in the same week on all four Billboard charts, Pop, Country, Soul and R&B.  Elvis Presley had a mega-hit with Newbury’s American Trilogy, and hundreds of others covered his songs, including Jerry Lee Lewis, John Denver, Joan Baez, Willy Nelson, The Everly Brothers, Kenny Rogers, Wendy Matthews, etc., etc., etc.