"warmth flecked with grit" – 4 Stars Rolling Stone
Nigel Wearne is a singer-songwriter, luthier, poet and gleaner. Equipped with personally handcrafted instruments, he melds finger-style guitar, 'up'-hammer banjo, piano and honest storytelling. Gleaning diverse influence from Tom Waits, Joe Henry and Gillian Welch, he tells stories of forgotten rebels, wandering poets and true tales of Australian history. Nigel has toured extensively throughout Australia, New Zealand and Canada and he's performed at a long list of music festivals, including the Port Fairy Folk Festival, Adelaide Fringe and Queenscliff Music Festival. Nigel will make his US and UK debut in 2023.
His sophomore album, Black Crow garnered wide critical acclaim including a 4 star review in Rolling Stone, a nomination for Best Country Album at the Music Victoria Awards and it debuted at #1 on Australia's AMRAP Charts. A story teller at heart, Nigel paints lyrical pictures with "the narrative-fuelled prose of Paul Kelly" - Beat Magazine. "One of Australia's emerging songwriter's" - Tone Deaf.