Combining an old-time tune with bluegrass banjo and some crazy, blues dobro, Old Sydney Town describes the hardships of a newly arrived convict in the penal colony of Sydney Australia in 1789.
Recorded in the lounge room of Dear Orphans' dobro player Jolyon Gray, this track was recorded in June 2014. The track was recorded live with only backing vocals and tambourine overdubbed later. The goal was to capture the spontaneity and energy that only comes from a live performance.
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Featuring on the song are:
Nick Payne -- lead vocals, Martin HD28V, and tambourine
Paul Sun -- double bass
Jolyon Gray -- dobro
Carlyn Chen -- fiddle
And special guests...
Jenny Shimmin -- bluegrass banjo
Kate Barker -- Backing vocals
Recorded by Nick Payne and Lyn Taylor
Mixed and mastered by Glenn Santry at Heartbeat Studios
Video clip shot and edited by Jolyon Gray.
Colour graded by Nick Payne.
About Nick Payne
Nick Payne is the lead singer and songwriter in Dear Orphans alongside his love Lyn Taylor. Dear Orphans can be found playing around Sydney, Australia and at festivals Australia-wide.
To keep up to date with Dear Orphans and news on Nick's forthcoming album please visit http://www.dearorphans.com