Frank Fairfield is a one-man tour de force, a 25 year old Californian multi-instrumentalist (vocals, banjo, fiddle, guitar) dynamo who is resolutely circumventing and re-writing the rules for the folk/pop song tradition for the present age.
With a mountainous and religious upbringing and ensuing relocation and inebriation in his formative adult years, Fairfield was “discovered” busking in Los Angeles in 2008. A year later, his music was embraced by a wider audience following the release of a 7” single and self-titled debut album. In 2011, Fairfield released his second full-length album, Out On The Open West, expanding his repertoire to perform self-penned songs with guest accompaniment from Willie Watson (Old Crow Medicine Show), Jerron “Blind Boy” Paxton and other luminaries. Out On The Open West is a fascinating artistic statement from Fairfield, proving that his raw passion and incredible musicianship are equally matched by a magnificent and powerful songwriting ability.
All the while Fairfield has honed his remarkable live performance with regular touring throughout North America and Europe, with extended jaunts alongside Fleet Foxes, Charlie Parr and C.W. Stoneking.
Touring Australia for the first time in December, Frank Fairfield will be appearing at the Meredith Music Festival in Victoria and on select headlining dates along the East Coast.
Catch Frank Fairfield at one of the following dates:
Friday 9th December – Bendigo Folk Club, Bendigo, VIC
Door sales only
Saturday 10th December – The Old Bar, Melbourne, VIC
Door sales only
Sunday 11th December – Meredith Music Festival, Meredith, VIC
Tuesday 13th December – Brass Monkey, Cronulla, NSW
Wednesday 14th December – The Basement, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 15th December – Syncretism @ Judith Wright Centre, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 16th December – Sound Lounge, Gold Coast, QLD
Saturday 17th December – Gasometer, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday 18th December – The Blackwood Academy of Bluegrass & Old-Time Music, Blackwood, VIC