Considered one of the country’s most respected songwriting duos, John and Rick Brewster from The Angels have penned song-after-song that have become ingrained in the Australian psyche. Now, the Brewster Brothers are stepping out to pay homage to one of their idols, Bob Dylan, with a two-hour concert performance exploring some of his biggest, and most meaningful songs.
John and Rick Brewster not only co-founded legendary rock band The Angels and celebrated success with their 1970s outfit Moonshine Jug and String band, they also established themselves as a duo to be reckoned with. Touring under the guise of the Brewster Brothers, they’ve released several albums to acclaim and are continually recognised for their phenomenal guitar talents. They’ve both been inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame and the Australian Songwriters Hall of Fame.
This isn’t the first time the Brewsters have embraced the extensive back catalogue of Dylan; they released an album Brewster Brothers Play Bob Dylan – the music that defined the 60s, almost seven years ago and have played the LP live across the country. Their most recent string of dates – Mr Tambourine Man – will see John and Rick play the Dylan classics that have shaped today’s songwriters, made an indelible print on the international music scene and are fan favourites.
For John Brewster, Bob Dylan is the epitome of the songwriter’s songwriter. “I learned how to write songs by learning how to play Bob Dylan songs,” says John. “Every new album he released, I learned every song. A lot is made of Dylan’s lyrics and rightly so. They are brilliant, but just as compelling are his melodies and musical structure. I’ve always thought that if you can strip a song back to one acoustic guitar and a vocal and it works, that makes it a good song.”
Don’t miss John and Rick Brewster from The Angels as they play Bob Dylan’s classics in their latest show Mr Tambourine Man. Tickets are on sale now.
Friday 10th August 2018 | 9pm
Lizottes, NEWCASTLE NSW
Saturday 11th August 2018 | 9pm
The Factory Floor, SYDNEY NSW
For more information, please visit http://brewsterbrothers.com.au