The Weeping Willows
After six momentous years, Melbourne Alt-Country duo, The Weeping Willows celebrate the release of long-awaited third studio album, ‘You Reap What You Sow’.
As The Weeping Willows, decorated storytellers Andrew Wrigglesworth (guitar, ganjo, lead vocals) and Laura Coates (lead vocals) have long turned their attention to the dim-lighted byways of a fallen world: places haunted by ghosts and jilted lovers alike; by the lost and the lonely, the heartsick and the harried—by the dying, the desolate and the doomed. It’s a fascination scored to singular perfection by the pair’s unmistakable vocal harmonies and timeless country-folk instrumentation. With hotly-anticipated third studio outing ‘You Reap What You Sow’, The Weeping Willows weave their singular tapestry with career-defining mastery.
Since sweeping onto the stage with the celebrated ‘Till The North Wind Blows’ (2012), The Weeping Willows have firmly established themselves as songwriters of captivating power and poise. Following in the footsteps of the luminous likes of Gillian Welch and The Secret Sisters, The Weeping Willows continue to lead the way in Australia’s bustling Alt-Country/Americana scene.
The Weeping Willows have performed everywhere from AmericanaFest (USA) to Folk Alliance International (USA), Maverick Festival (UK), Port Fairy Folk Festival and Queenscliff Music Festival. They’ve supported Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real (USA), Iris DeMent (USA), Hayes Carll (USA), Eilen Jewell (USA), Kevin Welch (USA), Shane Nicholson, Bill Chambers and Lachlan Bryan.
The Weeping Willows took out the 2021 CMAA Golden Guitar for Instrumental of the Year and have picked up ten Golden Guitar nominations to date. They were awarded Best Country Act at the 2021 Music Victoria Awards and Duo/Group of the Year at the 2021 Australian Folk Music Awards. They’ve also been finalists for the APRA AMCOS Australian Independent Country Music Single of the Year and Live Act of the Year (Country) at the National Live Music Awards (NLMA), as well as nominees for four Country Music Channel (CMC) awards. The Weeping Willows boast three Tamworth Songwriters Association (TSA) awards and were shortlisted in the APRA Professional Development Awards in 2017, 2019 and 2021.