Backyard gig puts music lovers under the stars

Scott Cook at the 2017 Bendigo Blues and Roots Music Festival. Picture: GLENN DANIELS
Scott Cook at the 2017 Bendigo Blues and Roots Music Festival. Picture: GLENN DANIELS

A BACKYARD concert will encourage music lovers to kick back and watch the stars.

Star Grazing will feature Canadian roots balladeer Scott Cook will join forces with multi-instrumentalist Bramwell Park for the 90 minute show on Thursday night.

Cook has toured across Canada, the USA, Europe, Asia and Australia for more than a decade and released four albums along the way.

He was part of the Bendigo Blues and Roots Music Festival in November.

Cook will follow the Star Grazing concert with performances at the Newstead Live Music Festival before heading to Taiwan in February.

He then tours Australia’s east coast until ten end of April when he returns to North America.

The intimate concert will be hosted by locals Shona and Justin O’Brien and the BBRMF.

“It’s the first time we have done this and we are super excited about it,” Shona said.

“There has sort of been a bit of move toward allowing traveling artists into people homes for more appropriate performances for people who maybe don’t like night clubs or pubs but enjoy music.

“Scott was look for an extra gig and Colin Thompson put him tough with me. I’ll be sure to warn my neighbours but it will be over by 10pm.”

Star Grazing is on Thursday, January 25, and is a strictly ticketed event.

Tickets are $20 with gates opening at 7pm. BYO Blanket or chair, drinks and snacks. Anyone interested in tickets should email grazedandinfused@gmail.com