Ann Vriend is always a popular visitor to Australia at about this time every year.
The contrasts between frozen Alberta, Canada and sizzling Australia are rarely more stark than in January/February, so Ann can hopefully leave the tissues and cough syrup behind, and look forward to sandy beaches, dazzling coral reefs, and the inside of a string of popular Australian venues on her ‘For The People In The Mean Time’ tour.
On an afternoon when frying eggs on the pavement in rural Queensland was definitely an option, Bill Quinn spoke with Ann from her sick bed in Edmonton, as she was putting the final touches on her tour, and readying to hop on a plane the following week.
Tour dates for Ann Vriend in Australia:
Saturday 24 January – The Wheatsheaf Hotel, Adelaide, SA
Thursday 29 January – The Reef Casino, Cairns, Qld
Friday 30 January – Sovereign Resort Hotel, Cooktown, Qld
Saturday 31 January – The Reef Casino, Cairns, Qld
Sunday 1 February – Brisbane Jazz Club, Fortitude Valley, Qld
Thursday 5 February – Tallai, Qld (house concert)
Friday 6 February – Mother’s Milk, Sawtell, NSW
Saturday 7 February – Sunset Studio, Newcastle, NSW
Sunday 8 February – Ellington Jazz Club, Perth (WA)
Tuesday 10 February – Fremantle, WA (house concert)
Thursday 12 February – Paris Cat Jazz Club, Melbourne, Vic
Friday 13 February – Dodges Ferry, Tas
Saturday 14 February – Museum of Old and New Art (MONA), Hobart, Tas
Saturday 14 February – Mountain Mumma, Sheffield, Tas
Sunday 15 February – Old Hepburn Hotel, Hepburn Springs, Vic
Monday 16 February – Bendigo, Vic (school concert)
Thursday 19 February – Django Bar, Marrickville, NSW
Friday 20 February – Smith’s Alternative Bookshop, Canberra, ACT
27 February to 1 March – Cobargo Folk Festival, NSW
Keep tabs on any changes and additions at Ann’s gig page.
Oh, and if you missed last year’s ‘Ann And The Epic Passport Saga’, you can relive it here.