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Sam Anning EARTHEN album launch

16 June 2024 3:30PM Royal Oak Hotel, 14 Brisbane St, Launceston, TAS, Australia.
After returning from NYC, Melbourne bassist-composer Sam Anning released two winning award albums attracting critical acclaim and an ARIA nomination. Earthen is his third septet album and is dedicated to the indomitable spirit of Indigenous Australian music icon, Uncle Archie Roach. Anning had the profound honour of being Uncle Archie's bassist for three years before his passing in 2022. Featuring an ensemble of long-time Naarm/Melbourne-based collaborators, Andrea Keller, Kyrie Anderson, Mat Jodrell, Carl Mackey, Julien Wilson, and Theo Carbo, the album draws on the deep well of Roach's wisdom, connection to the moment, resilience of spirit, and the medicinal power of music.

The Sam Anning Septet:

Mat Jodrell - trumpet 

Carl Mackey - alto saxophone

Julien Wilson - tenor saxophone

Andrea Keller - piano

Theo Carbo - guitar

Kyrie Anderson - drums

Sam Anning - bass and compositions


This tour was made possible by a grant from Creative Australia.