Steve Tyson has been a regular fixture around the Brisbane music scene for many years and is best known to folkies as the guitarist, mandolin player and songwriter with local heroes – Rough Red. Mention of Steve’s name to Brisbane folk musicians will give you a hearty “good stuff” response!
Folk-rockers Rough Red have performed at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland, the Skagen Festival in Denmark, the Vikedal Roots Music Festival in Norway, the Brosella Festival in Belgium, the Bardentreffen Festival in Germany, the Skuleberget Festival in Sweden, the Galway Arts Festival in Ireland, the Paide Shanty Festival in Estonia, and Charlety Stadium in France.
Instead of Rough Red’s driving back beat of drums, Steve now relies on acoustic guitars, harmonicas, mandolins and accordions with the drums brushed rather than hit. Now based in the Byron Bay hinterland, his first solo album “Green Side Up” is a collection of songs that are a series of postcards from a life well spent – so expect stories of post 9 -11 trauma, family skeletons, caustic political satire, and matters of the heart.
Support on the night: will be the Newcastle People’s Chorus with their outstanding arrangements of songs with meaning: songs that are worth singing.