Australian-born Canadian based Larissa Tandy is heading home to Australia for a series of gigs to support her new album ‘The Grip’.
Larissa will tour Australia across June before heading to the USA to Nashville where she is the recipient of The Australia Council’s prestigious Nashville Songwriter Residency.
‘The Grip’ documents an 18-month period in Larissa’s life. “To say these songs came out of a difficult time is an understatement. When I wasn’t in and out of hospital, I was in and out of a lawyers office. I was fighting for my health, and fighting to keep my home, and everyone I loved was dying in horrible ways. I was shaken, and I was suffering. But so what? We all are. I didn’t believe in anything anymore, not even death, so I spent every day just trying to grow enough food to live on, and writing to make sense of it all.”
The album features guests Liz Stringer, Tracy McNeil, Cat Leahy (Sal Kimber), Ben Franz (The Waifs), John Flanagan and Ryan Tandy.
Larissa Tandy Australian tour dates
Saturday 3 June | Parlour Gigs, Murchison VIC
Friday 16 June | The Wheatsheaf, Adelaide SA
Saturday 17 June | The Singing Gallery, McLarenvale SA
Thursday 22 June | The Milk Factory, Brisbane QLD
Friday 23 June | Petersham Bowling Club, Sydney NSW
Sunday 25 June | House Concert, Camden NSW
Friday 30 June | Baha, Rye VIC
Sunday 02 July | The Gasometer, Melbourne VIC