Catherine Britt, Oliver Penn, Nick Arkin

Catherine Britt

Oliver Penn

Nick Arkin

Wed · September 26, 2018

Doors: 9:00 pm / Show: 10:00 pm

$6.00

This event is 21 and over

Catherine Britt
Catherine Britt
Singer/Songwriter from Newcastle Australia

When you look at modern country music you can identify a diverse range of styles that have evolved from the traditional roots form. From pop country to bush ballads, acoustic folk-leaning songs to rousing country rock and the polymorphic blend of Americana. One Australian artist that can lay claim to all of these strains is Catherine Britt, a songwriter who has already packed a respected and highly acclaimed career into her first two decades as a recording artist. Now, in 2018, a new chapter begins with the release of her seventh studio album, Catherine Britt & The Cold Cold Hearts.
“It’s very country and organic, probably one of the most country albums I’ve ever done.”
From Newcastle to Nashville, Catherine made the move to the home of country music at just 17 years old. It proved to be a brave decision that gave her immeasurable experience as a musician, insight into the machinations of the industry and a contract with the legendary RCA Records. Upon returning to Australia in 2009, Catherine set about recording her debut full length album Dusty Smiles and Heartbreak Cures, the first of five consecutive albums nominated for Album Of The Year at the CMAA (Country Music Awards of Australia). The accolades didn’t stop there. Along the way she has received five Golden Guitar Awards, the CMA Global Artist Of The Year award in 2010 and six ARIA Award nominations for Best Country Album.
The critical acclaim for her albums and reputation as a performer has seen Catherine tour and perform with some of the biggest names in music, including Sir Elton John, Don McLean, Kasey Chambers, Brooks & Dunn, Alan Jackson, Brad Paisley, Dolly Parton, Kenny Chesney, Steve Earle, Guy Clark, Chris Isaak and Keith Urban.
Not content with just carving out an enviable career as a songwriter, performer and recording artist, Catherine has also been involved in the wider country music community as a radio broadcaster on ABC’s Saturday Night Countryshow, TV host on CMC’s Alt Countryprogram and most recently as the editor and owner of Rhythms, Australia’s premiere roots music magazine.
Life has a way of throwing curveballs, both good and bad, and the last three years have seen Catherine fight and win a battle with breast cancer, marry her husband James and most recently, give birth to their first child. Out of those highs and lows comes Catherine Britt & The Cold Cold Hearts, an album that rattles and rolls with life, energy and honest, autobiographical songwriting.
Oliver Penn
Oliver Penn
Blues / Rock and Roll from Houston TX

Soulful and sweet / gritty and biting - his music is a broad spectrum. Oliver Penn is a guitarist and singer who brings a refreshing fervor to the stage.

Born and raised in Providence, RI, Oliver was autonomous from the start. Teaching himself to play drums and guitar, he began listening and playing along to anything he could find. Before starting high school, he moved with his family to Houston where he was introduced to the Texas music scene, and subsequently fell in love with the blues.

After going back to Providence for college, Oliver began casually playing in bands around town. He then formed his own group, introducing his new sound to the Northeast. Oliver is now back in Houston, taking the scene by storm.

Oliver has a distinct sound that expresses elements of both blues-rock and soul that is sure to keep evolving. New music, merch, and performances are on the horizon.
Nick Arkin
Nick Arkin
Acoustic/ singer songwriter from Birmingham AL
Venue Information:
The Nick
2514 10th Ave S
Birmingham, AL, 35205
http://www.thenickrocks.com/