Tennyson King
Jan
24
6:30 PM18:30

Tennyson King

Tennyson King is a international touring act from Hong Kong and Canada having performed with notable acts such as Paul Dempsey, Paul Woseen (Screaming Jets), Yirrmal, and Brad Marr (Massive). He will be hitting the stage at Charles Weston on his 3rd national Australian tour. He is coming off album release tours in Canada, Brazil and China with lots of new songs and stories to share. His style of rock and roll is infused with earthy roots and blues while subtly laced in psychedelic ear candy. It’s a raw, gritty, and organic sound that makes the soul feel wild and the heart comforted.

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Brian Campeau
Jan
26
6:30 PM18:30

Brian Campeau

Brian Campeau is mostly known for his complex guitar playing accompanied by long sorrowful vocals. He is less known for his charm and willingness to please his audience. Some don’t like his sense of humour.

Originally from Canada, he’s been in Australia since 2003. He tends not to like being compared to other artists, but sees some value to these comparisons. With this in mind, some say Brian sounds like Nick Drake mixed with Radiohead. Others say he sounds angelic. That’s pretty nice.

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Dave Holmes Gang
Jan
27
4:00 PM16:00

Dave Holmes Gang

Dave Holmes brings you "Cool Cafe Country Rock". The Dave Holmes Gang, renowned for their rocky urban original songs, now play a cut down version in bars and cafes.

Come and check out these great songs and grooves that touch the heart of the city

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Yasin Leflef and Friends
Feb
2
6:30 PM18:30

Yasin Leflef and Friends

Yasin Leflef [Yaah-sin Lef-lef] blends sounds of neo-soul, jazz and r&b, drawing influence from D’angelo, Jordan Rakei and 30/70. Leflef will be headlining at The Charles Weston on the 2nd and 9th of February, accompanied by a guest act every week! The duo will play both covers and soulful originals ranging from up-beats, mellows and classics.

Special Guests

Feb 2nd: Isadora - Facebook // Instagram
Feb 9th: Fraser Telfer - Instagram // Soundcloud // Facebook

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Roadside Holiday
Feb
3
4:00 PM16:00

Roadside Holiday

Roadside Holiday is a Modern Folk/Americana acoustic band that plays the original songs of Kimberley Wheeler and some reworked traditional repertoire. The songs are moody and evocative, and presented in a spare acoustic style, compelling melodies, and with sophisticated vocal harmonies.

Kimberley’s award winning original songs are lyrical and quirky. In 2015 Kimberley won the Tilley’s Choice Award for ‘Watching Over Joan’. She sings about modern life, and social issues. Some tracks are pure fun and some are darkly political.

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Don Morrison
Feb
7
6:30 PM18:30

Don Morrison

Songwriter, singer, guitarist and guitar maker, Don Morrison, has shared the stage with many of the biggest names in Australian music, like Midnight Oil, Hunters and Collectors, Billy Thorpe, Joe Camilleri, Australian Crawl, Men At Work, Stephen Cummings, Ross Wilson and a hundred more in more than thirty years in music game.
He has worked with Bo Diddly, Joe Cocker, Rodriguez and even Billy Ray Cyrus. He was brave enough to stand next to Shakin’ Stephens in a urinal and nearly killed by Willie Nelson in Austin, Texas.
He might not be as young and pretty as he once was but he’s not done yet. Dubbed the Larrikin Troubadour Laureate of Adelaide, Don Morrison is playing, singing and writing songs better than ever. You can find out more about Don at www.donmo.com and on Facebook at Don Morrison’s Raging Thirst and Don Morrison

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Yasin Leflef and Friends
Feb
9
6:30 PM18:30

Yasin Leflef and Friends

Yasin Leflef [Yaah-sin Lef-lef] blends sounds of neo-soul, jazz and r&b, drawing influence from D’angelo, Jordan Rakei and 30/70. Leflef will be headlining at The Charles Weston on the 2nd and 9th of February, accompanied by a guest act every week! The duo will play both covers and soulful originals ranging from up-beats, mellows and classics.

Special Guests

Feb 2nd: Isadora - Facebook // Instagram
Feb 9th: Fraser Telfer - Instagram // Soundcloud // Facebook

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Entropy Quartet
Feb
10
4:00 PM16:00

Entropy Quartet

Entropy Quartet merge elements of improvised jazz, funk, and groove, roving through syncopated stated and improvised landscapes.

The ensemble performs predominantly original material, drawing influence from a broad spectrum ranging from Nik Bartsch to The Bad Plus. Within their repertoire, the band challenges the distinction between rock and jazz, reinterpreting pieces from Pink Floyd, The Beatles, and Radiohead.

Their debut full length studio album, S>0, was launched to a full house at Uptown Jazz Café in 2017, with a second expected in early 2019.

Entropy Quartet are :

Sally Rochlin – alto sax
Ben Delves – guitar
Ben Tansey – double bass
Kein Jenkin - drumkit

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Twilight in Tulsa
Feb
14
6:30 PM18:30

Twilight in Tulsa

Roses are red, Twilights are blue, Honkytonk yer lover... It's Valentines Woo-hoo!
Come paint yer noses and hunker down to some billing n' cooing Twilights style. While you're working on yer beer goggles, we'll be puttin' y'all in the mood. Well provide the sparks and y'all can fan the flames!

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Twilight in Tulsa
Feb
14
6:30 PM18:30

Twilight in Tulsa

Roses are red, Twilights are blue, Honkytonk yer lover... It's Valentines Woo-hoo!
Come paint yer noses and hunker down to some billing n' cooing Twilights style. While you're working on yer beer goggles, we'll be puttin' y'all in the mood. Well provide the sparks and y'all can fan the flames!

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Denim Gorgeous
Feb
16
6:30 PM18:30

Denim Gorgeous

From reclusive closet-folkstar to New Orleans indie rocker, Denim Gorgeous returns to his home in Aus with new music impregnated with spirit and emotion so honest it could light the bulb. In his voyage back home, stripping the old clothes of an old band, Denim Gorgeous showcases his charming songs in naked solo fashion – from cabinet confessional to an open stage.

Expect dark candour, spines to chill & soul-staring contests.

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Henry J Sawyer
Feb
17
4:00 PM16:00

Henry J Sawyer

Henry J. Sawyer is a whiskey drinkin', ramblin' man. Sawyer plays Texas country that invokes the spirit of barrooms and dancehalls across the lone star state. The echos of his idols ring through his words and songs. He'll be performing with backing band The Texarkana Three at The Charles Weston on 17th February from 4pm.

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Unpainted Prospects
Feb
21
6:30 PM18:30

Unpainted Prospects

Unpainted Prospects weave a tapestry of lush alt-folk with beauty and honesty. Roddy Read Songwriting Award finalist Matthew Daniel’s voice sounds across the band’s landscape, rich with woodwind and harmonies. Their debut EP ‘Night and Day’ was praised by Beat for its ‘exceptionally constructed melodies’.

Join them in the front bar for an intimate, free trio show.

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Imogen Pemberton
Feb
24
4:00 PM16:00

Imogen Pemberton

Imogen Pemberton is an acclaimed singer songwriter, having performed all across Australia. In this project she joins James Titherington (Viola) to blend Blues and Jazz covers as well as some original works for an intimate and stripped back setting.

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Michael DeLara
Feb
28
6:30 PM18:30

Michael DeLara

Singer/songwriter/actor Michael Delara has traversed a long and winding road of music, art and performance experiences to arrive at a place of serene clarity in his song craft. His profound acoustic storytelling speaks directly to the heart with feelings that ring earthy, authentic and familiar to any listener, anywhere around the globe. Playing songs rooted in soul and rock, Michael’s target is to get the audience to move. “There is still no greater feeling than to take an audience on a ride they never saw coming, open up a space where they can be themselves and we all have a great time along the way.”

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Ruby Saltbush
Jan
20
4:00 PM16:00

Ruby Saltbush

Ruby Saltbush returns to Brunswick to play some sweet and soulful harmonies. Hailing from Deniliquin in NSW, where the Edward River flows and the skies seem to extend forever, Ruby Saltbush brings together guitar and three-part harmonies in an eclectic mix of musical genre and mood. If you like music where you can hear all the lyrics, then come along and hear some favourites and a few originals. With a repertoire ranging from bluegrass to Bowie, Ruby Saltbush has something for everyone.

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Steve Tyssen
Jan
17
6:30 PM18:30

Steve Tyssen

Although best known as a drummer (currently for hip-hop duo Deathbeat), Steve Tyssen's obsession with songwriting has led him to release an EP and four solo records - the latest full length 'You're Gonna Feel It In The Winter' was released on May 11th. All ten of the new songs were written in ten days during his time recently spent in Portland and Seattle, and were quickly recorded and produced by Julian Schweitzer (Greenthief/Deathbeat) upon returning to Australia. Having toured extensively throughout Australia, Europe, North and South America both solo and in various projects - Steve's travels and experiences have merged with his various music influences to create a truly unique sound which can be best described as alternative folk.

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Dylan Guy Pinkerton
Jan
13
4:00 PM16:00

Dylan Guy Pinkerton

The flavours of Pop, Folk and Soul intertwined with a splash of wit and remorse, Dylan Guy Pinkerton infuses the influences of John Mayer and Allen Stone into tasty ear sized treats. Playing a combination of original music and unique covers, Dylan has played all round Australia and the US from Byron Bay Blues Festival to your fair dinkum aussie pubs and clubs.

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Satchumo
Jan
12
6:30 PM18:30

Satchumo

Satchumo is the pseudonym of Melbourne based composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist James Titherington, which blends the styles of ambient music with more beat driven trip-hop and down-tempo rhythms, all whilst incorporating live playing and looping of instruments such as violin, viola, and keys.

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A Rioting Mind
Jan
10
6:30 PM18:30

A Rioting Mind

A Rioting Mind is the brainchild of singer/songwriter Camilla Sullivan and guitarist Libby Ferris. Their ambient 90’s inspired sound flies between reverb drenched ballads and soft-rock jams, interwoven with a balance of melancholy and fierce lyrics. 2017 saw the band release their debut E.P. Perfect As Strangers and they are currently working towards their debut album.

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Rhyley McGrath
Jan
6
4:00 PM16:00

Rhyley McGrath

Rhyley McGrath is returning to Melbourne for a show on January 6th from 4pm-6pm, at The Charles Weston


Rhyley is a talented young Bendigo-based musician garnering praise and winning fans across Victoria. He will be playing a solo acoustic mix of blues/funk/soul using just an acoustic guitar and his soulful vocals.

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Rat Child
Jan
5
6:30 PM18:30

Rat Child

Rat Child's powerful soul vocals are combined with her particular knack for earnest storytelling inspired by the traditions of blues and folk music. Seeing herself as both artist and activist, Rat Child's lyrics reflect this and her personal vulnerability, as well as her drive for social change is translated through every performance. Her mellow groove is rolled with the help of a handful of makeshift jazz chords strummed upon a lovely old Japanese electric guitar. Gospel soul meets folk storytelling meets stoner blues.

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Joshua from Jericho
Jan
3
6:30 PM18:30

Joshua from Jericho

After escaping the Melbourne winter and heading to Europe for the past month, Joshua from Jericho returns to Melbourne and to the Charles Weston to showcase some all new, heartfelt and honest songs, alongside his regular repertoire. Come and be swept back into a 1970's dream as he sings tales of love, loss and life.

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Floyd Thursby
Dec
30
4:00 PM16:00

Floyd Thursby

Thursby sings Old Time Jazz


Solo guitarist and vocalist Floyd Thursby plays early blues and jazz from New Orleans to New York. 1920s and 1930s tunes by Fats Waller, Cab Calloway, Sophie Tucker, Louis Armstrong, the Mills Brothers and more.

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Matthew Alford
Dec
29
6:30 PM18:30

Matthew Alford

Mr. Alford’s songs have been recorded by many acts around the world. In addition he has a long list of performance recording credits with some of the world’s most talented musicians. With four albums, he covers many themes and aspects of country music from traditional to modern bluegrass.

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Madi Leeds
Dec
27
6:30 PM18:30

Madi Leeds

With her recently released debut EP 'Spinning', indie-pop singer-songwriter Madi Leeds will be bringing her quirky vibes and pop to the Charles Weston.

Following the release of her debut single ‘Water to Me’, Leeds’ has been known for the music video’s creative direction involving aliens, cats and ball pit balls. Her sarcastic lyrical approach towards sensitive themes, contrastingly creates a vulnerable delivery and eccentric mood when performing.

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Othrship
Dec
23
4:00 PM16:00

Othrship

Inspired by the infinite range of World music to be discovered on the Blue Planet, Henry Manuell tunnels deep into the cultures and histories of this part of the Universe and launches his discoveries up into the 21st Century. Often performing solo, trio, quartet or quintet Henry takes listeners on a journey through the world viewed through his eyes.

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Gardiner and Gabriel
Dec
22
6:30 PM18:30

Gardiner and Gabriel


'Old-school Blues' is all Gardiner & Gabriel say to sum up their music. Driven by a love of the blues, these boys are most inspired by the most earthy, smokey, authentic vintage blues from the Mississippi Delta to Chicago, citing Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee, John-Lee Hooker and Robert Johnson as the artists that move them most. Having raised eyebrows in and around Melbourne for the last year and a half this laid-back guitar/harmonica duo bring their bluesy baritone, soulful harp wails and artful acoustic finger-picking to the Charles Weston for a special performance. Saturday 22 December, 6:30pm.

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Rain of Animals
Dec
20
6:30 PM18:30

Rain of Animals

Rain Of Animals is the euphonious collaboration between Pepita Emmerichs (Oh Pep!) and Theodore Barnard (Wire & Wool) and their love of all things mandolin, fiddle, guitar, harmony vocals, bluegrass, oldtime, swing, tunes and songs. Spanning originals to arrangements of classics and gems of rarities you wish you had discovered earlier, their sound is both new and old, unique in it's instrumental wizardry and musical integrity all at once.

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Cruwys
Dec
16
4:00 PM16:00

Cruwys


First of all, you have to start with the freshest ingredients; a mixture of minimal techno, blues and new wave genres, and blend them all together to produce the sound. Next, throw in a jazzy guitar and a lamenting voice seasoned with just enough spice to vibe out the room. Adding an element of traditionalism back into electronic music, Cruwys' set walks the line between downright dirty groove and relaxed down-tempo chill manifesting in a space where everyone is welcome to feel as they please.
With influences ranging from Jon Hopkins to Radiohead and from Muddy Waters to Nicolas Jaar, Cruwys’ style is eclectic, energetic, a real quick fix for some kicks. Cruwys’ Broth creates spaces to get lost in, beautiful waves to wash over you and earthy grooves to make sure you don't fly too far away.
So turn it down to a simmer and slow cook 'til it falls right off the bone.

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Agus Batara Quartet
Dec
15
6:30 PM18:30

Agus Batara Quartet

Agus Batara Quartet will bring 2 sets of original jazz infused with warm guitar sound to The Charles Weston. The band came into formation in 2017 through their debut performance at the Castlemaine Jazz Festival and later that year at the Halls Gap Jazz Festival. Agus Batara (keys/ band leader) draws his unique song writing style from a mix of jazz root tradition, modern funk and wider ‘world’ music influence inspired by idols like Bill Evans, Brad Mehldau, Avishai Cohen(b), Tigran Hamasyah, EST and more. The quartet’s unique repertoire often evokes an imaginative landscape, place or story beyond their melodic, harmonic or rhythmic ideas.

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Knott Family Band
Dec
13
6:30 PM18:30

Knott Family Band

The Knott Family Band is a fresh, hard driving young band beautifully walking the line between original and traditional bluegrass. Fast gaining recognition for their outstanding performances in bluegrass and folk circles, Lucy McKenzie-McHarg, Vinny Russell, Thomas Kendall and Stephen Hornbywrite captivating songs and daring instrumental pieces, drawing from diverse influences.

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Rosario
Dec
9
4:00 PM16:00

Rosario

Rosario De Marco, guitarist-composer is renowned throughout Italy for his arrangements and performances of Neapolitan and popular music. Rosario has performed live as well as for national TV and radio. He has released a number of CDs, including "Light and Shadows" "Roots" and "Intuition". His music captures the warmth and passion of the Southern European lands, taking elements from flamenco, jazz, classical, folk and popular music. With this mixture of different musical inspirations, he creates his own personal and highly melodious style…

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Yasin Leflef
Dec
8
6:30 PM18:30

Yasin Leflef

Yasin Leflef started out playing shows and busking on Bourke St as a street performer with a sonic palette geared towards roots & folk. In 2016, he was hand picked as a semifinalist at the Bluesfest Busking Competition before stepping out of his comfort zone to build a home studio and explore his love for groove based music. Leflef spent two years cultivating his new sound while helping other artists with co-writing and production.

Yasin Leflef recently debuted his new hook-laden single, 'Drifting' at Bar Open in Melbourne on the 18th of August.

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Rosario
Dec
2
4:00 PM16:00

Rosario

Rosario De Marco, guitarist-composer is renowned throughout Italy for his arrangements and performances of Neapolitan and popular music. Rosario has performed live as well as for national TV and radio. He has released a number of CDs, including "Light and Shadows" "Roots" and "Intuition". His music captures the warmth and passion of the Southern European lands, taking elements from flamenco, jazz, classical, folk and popular music. With this mixture of different musical inspirations, he creates his own personal and highly melodious style…

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Brooke Taylor
Dec
1
6:30 PM18:30

Brooke Taylor

Brooke Taylor is an Americana singer and songwriter from Melbourne. Her music is bursting with playful rhythm guitar, soaring melodies and honey vocals with a husky tone. Her raw passion, magnetic energy and cheeky flair bring her songs to life. She writes about the human condition, drawing listeners in with her strong storytelling and visceral lyrics. Taylor is an exciting performer and an artist to watch out for.

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The Colvin Brothers
Nov
29
6:30 PM18:30

The Colvin Brothers

The Colvin Brothers are Colin Weight (Guitar, Vocals) and Vinny Russell (Mandolin, Vocals), two Victorian pickers who came together through a mutual love of bluegrass, as well as country and old-time influences. For a long time they have been active the Victorian folk and bluegrass circuit, through their respective bands Nine Mile Creek and The Knott Family Band. Their performances as a duo draw from a broad span of original and traditional material, played with melodic picking, sung close harmonies and a joyful energy.

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Soft Power
Nov
25
4:00 PM16:00

Soft Power

Post-rock jazz from the depths of Melbourne’s leafy suburbia, Soft Power was formed by guitarist Matthew Roche in 2016 who began writing songs to pay homage to the jazz traditions of yesteryear whilst exploring themes of personal vulnerability and self-growth inspired by a Zen style silent meditation retreat in the Victorian hinterlands. Undoubtedly jazz tinged, but also (more importantly) – vulnerable, genderless, dorky & kitsch, unshowy & meditative –Soft Power’s new record ‘Easy Listening’ (released April 19th Newmarket Music) traverses a broad path through slow moving harmonic landscapes that at times verge on post-rock, 60’s surf guitar, pop and cinematic ambient music.

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Great Aunt
Nov
22
6:30 PM18:30

Great Aunt

Great Aunt is an Americana/nu-grass duo from Melbourne, rambling a musical line between the plaintive and the joyous. They write and play happy-sad music about life: grief and joy, whiskey and wine, disappointment and love. The group features the talents of Megan Bird (mandolin, guitar, vocals) and Chelsea Allen (double bass, vocals, drums and percussion).

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Erik Parker
Nov
18
4:00 PM16:00

Erik Parker

This will be Erik Parker's first appearance at the Charles Weston. He plays an ever evolving blend of soul, folk, rhythm & blues, jazz and rock, all tied together in the live-looping fashion. His original music ranges from the bright & playful to the funky to the introspective & moody, played with guitar, ukulele, harmonica, beat-boxing and beat sampling.

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Rachel Caddy
Nov
17
6:30 PM18:30

Rachel Caddy


Off the back of releasing her EP ‘Missing Screws’, Singer/Songwriter Rachel Caddy will be bringing 2 sets of Originals to the Charles Weston. With warm vocals and honest, tender songwriting, her style sits somewhere in the realm of Indie/Folk and explores both the delicate and powerful ends of the scale. Joined by her guitarist, she will be stripping back her songs for an intimate set of carefully crafted melodies and vividly drawn imagery.

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Whole Lotta Honkeytonk Feat. Jane and Ezra
Nov
15
6:30 PM18:30

Whole Lotta Honkeytonk Feat. Jane and Ezra

Whoa nelly! It’s a Whole Lotta Honkytonk featuring Jane Isobelle (Twilight in Tulsa / the Go-Tells) and boogie woogie piano man, Ezra Lee with an all-star backing band.
Featuring a killer set list sliding between Rock n’ Roll and it’s kissin’ cousin, Honkytonk this gig will see the roof of the Charles Weston get well and truly raised. Dancing, drinking and rambunctious attitude are the hallmarks of this night. Whole lotta Honkytonk will keep the mojo well and truly alight.


Real Honkytonkers don’t worry about work the next day.... Real Honkytonkers sleep in their clothes and turn up late....Rrrraaahhhh!

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