The Whitlams are a band beloved by many Australians and lead singer Tim Freedman has always had a way of capturing stories, characters and the details of both. It is thus, perhaps, not a surprise that Freedman has altered the musical course of The Whitlams into country music, given that stories and characters are features of that genre. It’s a journey that began with a new version of ’50 Again’ from the Black Stump Sessions, released last year, and continues with the formation of The Whitlams, Black Stump Band, the release of the single ‘The Day John Sattler Broke His Jaw’ and the announcement of tour dates throughout rural and regional Australia in July and August. Recently I spoke to Freedman about how The Whitlams, Black Stump Band came to be. This interview is audio-only and you can listen to it in Soundcloud or YouTube. Tour dates appear below.

The Whitlams, Black Stump Band – John Sattler’s Jaw Tour 2022
Wednesday 27th July – Goat Bar, Rockhampton – QLD
Thu 28 July – The Metropolitan Hotel, Mackay – QLD
Fri 29 Jul – Mansfield Hotel, Townsville – QLD
Sat 30 Jul – Tanks Arts Centre, Cairns – QLD
Wed 03 Aug – Gunnedah Town Hall, Gunnedah – NSW
Thu 04 Aug – Orange Civic Theatre, Orange – NSW
Fri 05 Aug – Royal Hotel, Queanbeyan – ACT
Sat 06 Aug – Bowral Bowling Club, Bowral – NSW
Fri 12 Aug – Westernport Hotel, San Remo – VIC
Sat 13 Aug – Queenscliff Town Hall, Queenscliff – VIC
Sun 14 Aug – Burrinja Theatre, Upwey – VIC
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