The Barn at Wombat Flat is our region's newest and best sounding 'listening' performance and art space at Neales Flat near Eudunda in SA’s Mid North. It’s about an hour and a half drive from Adelaide and about 45 minutes from the Clare Valley. The venue is a beautiful 150-year-old stone Clydesdale barn that owners Mike and Di have converted specifically for this purpose.
We here at The Barn at Wombat Flat are humbled and incredibly grateful to John and boys for locking in this gig with us. What an opportunity to hear ‘a legend’ in an up-close and personal setting in a listening venue such as ours! This is one of those shows you will be telling your friends about for years!
John Schumann is one of the very few songwriters who have changed the way a nation thinks. Known for his leadership of the legendary folk-rock band Redgum, and his Vietnam veterans’ anthem, I Was Only 19, John Schumann’s career spans over 35 years. He has received almost every award the industry has to offer – some twice over.
In late 2005, after a 15 year sabbatical with his young family, John Schumann returned with Lawson, a highly acclaimed album of songs drawn from the poetic works of Henry Lawson. John’s current band, The Vagabond Crew, named after a line in the Lawson poem, Knocking Around, had its genesis in the recording of the “Lawson”album.
Described by rock historian Glenn A. Baker as “One of the finest songwriters this country has produced”, John’s songs have been paid the ultimate compliment by becoming the property of the people and the country they were written about. His lyrics are on reading lists in schools, colleges and universities throughout Australia.
John Schumann still lives in Adelaide. He has upset many people in positions of importance both there and interstate. He claims not to care.
Food and drinks available for purchase on the night. No BYO please.
Limited camping tickets available.
More information on this event, directions and ticket links on our website: http://www.wombatflat.com