Mick Thomas’ Roving Commission Coldwater DFU Album and Tour

Coldwater DFU -the album Mick Thomas’ Roving Commission made in Memphis last year is finally ready for release and the band are keen to get around the country and play it to people. Like its predecessor The Big Don’t Argue – the album Mick and Wally recorded with WPA in Memphis thirty years ago – this is shaping up to be a record that will find its identity on the live stage.

Coldwater DFU may just well be the most realised album of Mick Thomas’ storied career. A return to the spiritual home of rock ‘n’ roll that saw the celebrated balladeer and his musical sympaticos capture inspired takes of his latest collection of tales that offer new listeners and indeed long-time fans rumination and resolution. A collection of urban and suburban fables formed in Thomas’ fertile mind that again resonate loudly of the Australian condition. It’s the most Australian album you’ll hear all year, even if it was made 15,000kms away!

The Roving Commission 2019 is firing with the inclusion of lap steel maestro Nick O’Mara and alt-folk songbird Jac Tonks (otherwise known as Amarillo) and this run of dates sees Mick and his core band (Squeezebox Wally, Dave Folley and Ben Franz) right up for the task of showing the country the fruits of their labour in the studios of Tennessee. These are songs that will stand the test of time and what better place to blood them than in the pubs and clubs of Australia alongside the songs that have served Mick and his compatriots so well, for so long.

Coldwater DFU is out March 8 on Bloodlines Music

Coldwater Roadsongs Tour Dates 2019

March 2nd The Publican Mornington
March 8th – 11th Port Fairy Folk Festival
March 15th Garden of Unearthly Delights Adelaide Fringe Festival
March 16th – 17th Blue Mountains Folk Festival
21st March Smiths Alternative Canberra
22nd March Paddington RSL Sydney
23rd March Hardy’s Bay Club, Hardy’s Bay
24th March Lizotte’s, Newcastle
29th March Republic Bar Hobart
5th April Sound Lounge Currumbin
6th April (Early/Late) Milk Factory
7th April Milk Factory
12th April Worker’s Club Geelong
13th April Corner Hotel Melbourne
26th April Rock Rover Fremantle
27th – 28th Fairbridge Folk Festival
4th May Railway Club Darwin
9th May Bridge Hotel Castlemaine
10th May Banyena Town Hall Banyena
11th May Cabaret Club Ballarat