The Western Saloon is Western Australia’s home of alt-country and Americana music – and Christmas has come early for country music fans, with the release of a very special Christmas Mix Tape featuring some of The Western Saloon’s most festive performers.
‘Mele Kalikimaka’ by Simone and Girlfunkle
‘Silent Night’ by J.A. Rogers
‘So This Is Xmas’ by the Lindsay Drive Choir
‘Have Yourself a Merry Little Xmas’ by The Little Lord Street Band
‘White Christmas’ by Michael Savage
‘Family of Friends’ by Coyote Sands and Francis Midnight
‘Christmas in a Chinese Restaurant’ by Wayward Johnson
‘Santa Baby’ by Delilah Rose & the Gunslingers
Proceeds from the Mix Tape benefit Pia’s Place, a fully accessible, inclusive playground in Perth’s Whiteman Park.
Delilah from The Western Saloon kindly answered a handful of questions about the project:
When did the Western Saloon come into being?
The Western Saloon is the brain child of Natasha Shanks from The Little Lord Street Band.
When did the idea for this EP first come about?
I LOVE Christmas carols and it’s been a dream of mine to put out a Christmas EP for a couple of years now. After finding a kindred spirit in Michael Savage, and a few other artists, we thought we’d have a go at it!
How did you come to choose Pia’s Place to be the recipient of proceeds?
We were on the hunt for an appropriate charity to team up with when Pia’s Place came into our periphery through a friend and the fit was right! Sometimes things just happen that way.
Out of the artists on the EP, who is naughtiest and who is nicest?
Wayward Johnson is definitely the naughtiest, Chinese-eating cat in town with Simone and Girlffunkle being the most nicest, hip-shaking, Hawaiian hunnies you’ve ever heard!