There is so much to catch up on. I have 2 songs to finish before i am heading in to the studio in April. My family and i (and the bank of course) have purchased 15 acres of land and have removed a 1930s house from Lismore on to the block. Gearing up for market gardening, fruit growing and land restoration. We even have a horse. Meet Pacino! An absolute beginner in all things farming but we are giving it a red hot go! My health is great and 2016 is looking good. Hope yours is too. Check in for regular updates and dont forget to sign up for my mailing list. And any farming tips gratefully accepted. Much love x
“Lyrically, Tindley shows shades of Paul Kelly & Tim Rogers while sticking to a Lucinda Williams-esque sound that’s about as sweet as anything that’s come out of the country for quite some time… compulsory listening for all supporters of Australian roots music”
Dan Condon, Time Off
The Latest from Sara
Winter has arrived and im loving this scarf and beanie weather. My family and i have moved house. Far out, it was big. I am someone who cannot go past an op shop, garage sale, secondhand anything so there was stuff! A serious amount of stuff! A borderline hoarder amount of stuff! So its been cathartic, paring things back. Not to minimal level but to manageable level. Feeling lighter and somehow free.
Still writing for my new album. Its a slow process and just like everytime i question my value as a songwriter and wish i had chosen a more straightforward path in life. i am compelled to do this though, so i keep plugging away, chasing ghosts and falling stars and dreams of a handmade world.
Life is so good. x
March 2015. Year is well and truly underway. Writing like a maniac to get songs completed so i will be ready to demo later this month. Have some great gigs this month. Very happy to be part of the Yackandandah Folk Festival. Heres the link to check out who is playing. www.yackfolkfestival.com While i am down in Victoria, am planning to demo a couple of songs with my daughter Lily that were part of our Mullum Music Fest set. This will be her first time in the studio. Hope to be able to give you a sneak peek soon. xx
Western Australia was incredible. Our workshop and show out at White Wells station for "Blues For The Bush" was a delight. Now i'm home and having a big week of gigs.
Friday Oct 10 at the Mullumbimby Ex-Services Club is "Show Us Your Willie" a country revue with a focus on the fabulous songs of Willie Nelson. Featuring Clelia Adams, Kim Cheshire, Warren Earl, Miss Amber and Stukulele and myself. We presented something similar at Uke Mullums country night and all had so much fun and it sounded so good, we wanted to do it again. Starts at 7:30 $20 at the door.
Then Sunday afternoon at The Courthouse Hotel Mullumbimby is another Polka Dot Productions show where i open for Charles Jenkins, www.charlesjenkins.com.au I am thrilled to be on this bill as i haven't heard Charles perform but have been a fan of his songwriting for a long time. Its his first north coast show and i have no doubt it will one of those special gigs. From 3-6pm $20 on the door.
Hope to see you at one of these shows. xx
Im in Western Australia next week with my good buddies "The Yearlings". We are coming over to be part of "Blues for the Bush" a one day festival on Saturday October 4 at the Charles Darwin Nature Reserve, Perenjori. Also on the bill are Hatz Fitz and Cara, Chris Russells Chicken Walk, and Junior Bowles. Its about 4 hours inland from Geraldton into that beautiful desert country. Cannot wait.
On Thursday October 2, we will be at Clancys Fish Pub in Fremantle where The Yearlings will launch their beautiful new album "All the Wandering".
Love the winter solstice. The Lismore Lantern Parade was beautiful last night.
Have a couple of great shows coming up. This Thursday night June 26 i am one of the special guests for Uke Mullums "Show us your Willie" where each guest artist covers a couple of Willie Nelson songs.Held at the Courthouse Hotel Mullumbimby from 6:30,these nights are always heaps of fun and you can just come and have a sing-a-long or bring your uke and play along with the projected chords. www.ukemullum.com
Then on Saturday July 5 i am opening for The Yearlings album launch, again at the Courthouse Hotel Mullumbimby. Their latest album "All the Wandering" is stunning! Go and check out their website and then get yourself along to one of their shows on their extensive tour. www.theyearlings.net To make sure you can get a ticket for the Mullum show you can pre book using this link www.trybooking.com/86531
Thanks to everyone who has been purchasing digital albums and songs. Always makes my day to know you are enjoying the music. Still working up songs for the next one. i'll keep you updated.
Keep warm and cosy, Sara x
Theres a rumour that i have heard over the years that in China, fire horse girls were killed at birth. As a fire horse girl/mature woman, i am thrilled that i wasnt and am loving being alive in 2014. So far, the year has kicked off beautifully with fun at Falls Festival Byron Bay with a very tidy new band (thanks Warren Earl, Jason Caspen and Rod Coe for your tasty playing), a rocking gig with The Yearlings at The Wheatsheaf Hotel, a whole week of sharing music and songwriting tips at Summersong Music Camp (thanks Alison Pearl and crew) and a Polka dot Productions Gorgeous Sunday arvo session with Audrey Auld. Then theres my regular farmers market gigs that i love.
I am writing for a new album, no plans yet until some good songs arrive but i will keep you posted.
All upcoming shows are on the dates link.
Looking forward to seeing you out and about. x
I'm at home today recuperating from a minor procedure to remove the port that was put in as a means of delivering the chemo drugs safely without needing to find a vein each time. With the port gone, i can now say i am done with cancer and its on with the show! Phew, am i glad thats over.
I have been back working, and loving it. While in treatment i entertained the idea of doing something completely differant with my life, but playing again has been wonderful and healing.
If you are in the Byron Bay area i have a wonderful house concert This Saturday. Details below. Would love to catch up with you there.
SINNERS, SAINTS & SONGS:Three sophisticated and well-loved female artists join forces to offer Northern Rivers audiences an intimate, intelligent and thoroughly enjoyable evening of warmth, beauty and song.
Australian Alt-country singer-songwriter, Sara Tindley, teams up with Austin-based chanteuse, Lisa Richards, and American folk songstress, Susanna Carman, to delight audiences in this captivating House Concert soiree.
Gather together with friends and fellow music lovers in the beautiful home of Myocum host and arts enthusiast, Michael Murray, and experience the intimate connection through song that only House Concert events can provide. SINNERS, SAINTS & SONGS promises to entice, sanctify and embrace all who come to share in the experience...
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I had the most wonderful surprise party sprung on me a couple of weeks ago. To mark the end of my year from hell, my beautiful friends threw a big party to celebrate...ME!!! I knew nothing of this and found myself sitting in the sunshine on the upstairs balcony of the magnificent Middle Pub in Mullumbimby with all the people who loved and supported my family and i through the last 12 months. And to add to the thrill, my favourite musicians played versions of my songs. What an honour! Was a hoot of an afternoon. Few beers, fun people, heaps of kids running around and great live music. We danced [ to the very handsome Warren Earl and his Atomc Rockers), laughed, chatted and feasted. Thank you all so much.
So that felt like the end of that cycle. I started cancer treatment with a party and finished it with a party. Now i am free to get on with this next bit. Back gigging, have new songs coming through and a side project with the fabulous Ash Bell, that had its first show last weekend in Bellingen. Good for the soul. Am so looking forward to catching up with you all now i am out and about a bit more.
Quick post to let you know cancer treatment is finally over! Its been a long haul and i am now out the other side. Thanks so much everyone for your encouragement and support, all those little beacons of love and hope made me feel so good.
I have me fist gig back this Saturday, April 20, opening for Neil Murray at the Bangalow Bowling Club for north coasters. You will know Neil as the writer of our unofficial national anthem "My Island Home". You can visit his website www.neilmurray.com.au He was a founding member of the Warumpi Band and if you dont have it, you need to own a copy of their album "Big Name, No Blankets" Doors open at 7pm, i start around 7 30. $25 pre booked, $30 door. To book go to www.kupromotions.com.au
We are off to Tassie for a much needed family holiday the next day. Will check in with news and stuff when we get back.