Independent Artist of the Week: Ainsley Farrell
February 20th 2017
Singer-songwriter Ainsley Farrell will captivate you immediately with her blues-infused folk. Originally from California, she now resides in Sydney and has successfully won us over with her powerful vocals.
In 2015, Farrell released her debut album Air & Sea, a collection of songs exploring her strange dreams and personal heartbreak. Drawing inspiration from the likes of Aretha Franklin, Bessie Smith and Big Mama Thornton, it’s no wonder her sound contains such a natural vintage authenticity.
This year she’s back with a new track, ‘Lady Long Hair’, and it might just be her best yet. The strength of Farrell’s voice drifts effortlessly above soft percussion, simple bright guitars and stunning harmonies (thanks to fellow Sydneysider, Georgia Mulligan). Although strong, there’s a lyrical sensitivity that makes things feel that little bit lighter. It’s rather refreshing.
Ainsley Farrell is heading back into the studio in March to record a new EP, set for release mid 2017. Until then, you can catch her supporting Katy Steele at Newtown Social Club on February 25, and playing Secret Garden Bar in Enmore – details below.
WHO: Ainsley Farrell, Brendon Moon, Slow Ships
WHERE: Secret Garden Bar, Enmore
WHEN: Sunday February 26, 5pm
HOW MUCH: Free! More info here
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