Halfway to Forth

Contemporary Folk/Roots

Halfway to Forth are brothers Dan & Kyle Lizotte. If you head up past the old steam railway, over the river and round the bend you’ll arrive at their family home, about halfway along the road to a little town called Forth on the NW coast of Tasmania, Australia.

Their music is honest and rootsy, with folk, country and blues shades. These boys attend both schools, Old and New, and stick to writing what they know.  You’ll hear more than a little foot stompin’, banjo pluckin’ and bottle neck slidin’.

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Daniel Townsend w/ Halfway to Forth

  • The Singing Gallery 133 Main Road Mclaren Vale Australia (map)

Daniel J. Townsend was born on a tiny island at the bottom of the world, veins coursing with a cocktail of English convict and Aboriginal blood. Poet, folk musician and dilettante historian, Townsend has been singing stories ever since.
Formerly of Tasmania's favourite folk-popsters Invisible Boy (“one of the best bands of their kind” - Drumbeat) Townsend's new album has been two thousand years in the making.
Named Iscariot, the record is his collection of stories circling the life of a young man who changed the world, replete with stolen ancient melodies and bastardised folk song lyrics. Townsend also claims to have written some of the stuff himself...
From the gritty gospel of 'A Red-Headed Man' and the eerie orthodox strains of 'Hymn of Kassiani' to the sparse and desolate 'Of Two Mothers' and the full-bodied singalong of 'Ubuntu', Iscariot is something special, dangerous and beautiful.

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