"Every now and then I come across
an artist who makes me sit up and pay attention.
Ruth Hazleton is one such artist. When she sings,
I believe her. Her songs are welcome in my ears
and my heart."
John Schumann (Redgum)
"Ruth's new solo
release Daisywheel takes this sense of gentle
unhurried exploration a step further. New production
ideals meet old tunes, old poems are adapted, new
songs are written on old themes, traditional tunes
find themselves underpinning contemporary lyrics.
Like the Daisywheel on the album's cover
everything is cyclic and self-supporting, the final
picture is arrived at via any number of musical
detours .. Put simply it's a record with traditional
roots that could take its place and hold its own
on any current playlist". Mick Thomas (Weddings, Parties, Anything)
"Ruth Hazleton's Daisywheel is a breathtakingly
beautiful work of diverse folk music that moves
as it informs. Artistically deft and politically
relevant, this album unapologetically stands up
for First Nations, women, ethnically persecuted
Kurds and the planet, taking aim at oppression,
religious hypocrisy, war and greed. If an artist's
job is to speak the truth of their time, these are
the sounds and sentiments we want on our side." Les Thomas (Unpaved)
HAZLETON - DAISYWHEEL
MELBOURNE ALBUM LAUNCH
Thursday February 20, 2020, 8.00pm
The Spotted Mallard, 314 Sydney Rd, Brunswick.
DAISYWHEEL is the highly anticipated first solo album
from one of Australia's most respected folk singers, Ruth
Hazleton. A multi-award-winning musician, singer and
songwriter, Ruth has toured nationally and internationally
in a career spanning twenty-five years.
Armed with an electric guitar and banjo
and a collection of traditional and original songs,
Ruth will be joined onstage by a full electric band
including Guitars, Banjos, (Fiona Steele), Upright
Bass (Oscar Neyland), Drums & Percussion
(Justin Olsson), Mandolin, Oud and Yayli Tambur
(Paddy Montgomery). Daisywheel is a stunning
new sound brimming with originality and something to
The ten songs on the album are varied,
political and strident; whether wrangling with matters
of the heart or dealing with themes of injustice, conflict,
displacement and defiance. Four songs are original,
five are traditional (English, American & Swedish
in origin) and one is a Henry Lawson poem that Ruth
has composed the music for.
Musically this album is very adventurous;
incorporating all of the influences that have shaped
Ruth's musicianship over the years and in many ways
escapes strict boundaries of genre. There are flavours
of Eastern European music, Middle Eastern music, Celtic
music, old-time American music, straight up rock and
roll, folk rock, lashes of electronic programming and
beats, ambience and a salute to one of Ruth's great
genre loves; British trip-hop and down beat.
This will be a huge night. Make sure you
book early..... all roads lead to The Spotted Mallard!
************************* RESERVED SEATING: $25
GET THE BEST SEATS AT THE BEST TABLES $25 (+b/f)
A RESERVED SEAT is highly recommended for this
show! Book early to get the best seats!
Reserved Seating is all at tables, and it's a TWO STEP
STEP 1.Purchase your Reserved Seat using
The Spotted Mallard online ticketing system.
STEP 2. Then email The Spotted Mallard
and make your table reservation. Your reserved seating
tickets need to be attached to a table with your name
on it - so don't forget to email!
Table bookings typically range in size from 2 people right
through to 10-12. Once you have purchased your Reserved
Seat tickets, simply email the Spotted Mallard to make
your table reservation.
Book early for the best tables!
WHO FOLLOW THE BAND JUST TO ENJOY THE MUSIC ARE CALLED
THE SECOND LINE"