Jimmy Dowling inhabits that murky territory under street lights and in between anecdotes.
An antipodean Tom Waits with a distinguished solo career, he fled Melbourne for Murwillumbah to raise a family amongst the canefields.
Like Waits, he's a lover of slow dirges, waltzes with a jazz sensibility, a slow and graceful lament when only one chord will do.
Inhabiting his songs with a natural swing and gravelly charm, he plays the Bangalow Bowling Club this Saturday, August 4.
The show starts at 8pm and $10 gets you in.
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