Wise is a natural storyteller, infusing songs with a sense of place so strong you can almost feel the dusty earth crunch beneath your feet as she sings.” - Adam Norris

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BIO

Lucy Wise’s whimsical contemporary folk sound has won the hearts of audiences across Australia, NZ, the US and the UK. She explores themes of love, the natural world, friendship and healing with disarming honesty, and accompanies her stunningly pure vocals with fingerpicked guitar, ukulele, and Appalachian dulcimer. Lucy’s 2018 album, “Winter Sun” was received with critical acclaim: a 4.5 star review in the Weekend Australian and was a finalist for The Age Music Victoria Awards’ Best Folk or Roots Album. Lucy is currently recording her fourth album, to be released in 2022.

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"If Joni Mitchell and Sandy Denny had a child together, she might sound a lot like Lucy Wise...Wise is extremely talented, and one can hear her influences, but for the most part she makes her own distinct sound. This is pure folk music, played well and with a great deal of emotion." - Spill Magazine

****4.5 star review for Winter Sun - The Weekend Australian

“Winter Sun is a wonderful representation of healing, self discovery and the processes of becoming grounded and learning self worth…It is no secret that Lucy is a gifted writer, but “Winter Sun” will have you experiencing a new sense of empathy and have you walking in her shoes from track one." - 27 Magazine

 “A wonderfully natural singer and uncommonly gifted writer. Prediction: within this decade Lucy will be a noted songster, worldwide.” – Doug Spencer, ABC RN

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2021

Showcased at Folk Alliance International's Virtual Conference: Folk Unlocked

2020  

USA East Coast Double Bill Tour with Ari & Mia (USA) including: 
The Parlor Room, Northampton  
Club Passim, Boston  

2019  

Melbourne Recital Centre with collaborative project: ‘A Storytelling’ (VIC)  

2018 

Festival of Small Halls Tour OF NSW & QLD supporting Old Man Luedecke (Canada) - solo
The National Folk Festival (ACT) with Lucy Wise & Stephen Taberner & Lucy Wise solo   

Release of Winter Sun Album

Regional tour of VIC & NSW (trio) including:  
The Toff in Town, Melbourne  
Django @ Camelot, Sydney  
Smiths Alternative Bookshop, Canberra  

2017 

Cygnet Folk Festival (TAS) – Lucy Wise & Stephen Taberner 
Newstead Live Festival (VIC) - solo 
Fairbridge Festival (WA) – solo 

2016 

Solo tour of USA & UK, Including:  
Club Passim (MA, USA)  
Pitman’s Freight Room (MA, USA)  
Downend Folk Club (UK)  
Bideford Folk Club (UK)  
Horsham Folk Club (UK)  

2015 

Release of Lucy Wise Trio EP: A Painting of the Universe

Woodford Folk Festival (QLD) – trio 
Port Fairy Folk Festival (VIC) – trio 
Cygnet Folk Festival (TAS) – trio 
National Folk Festival (ACT) – trio 

2014

Australian tour with Lucy Wise Trio, including: 
Dorrigo Folk & Bluegrass Festival (NSW) - trio 
Nanga Music Festival (WA) - trio 
The Ellington Jazz Club (WA) – trio

2013 

UK Tour Supporting The Spooky Men’s Chorale - solo

 

festival highlights

2019 

The National Folk Festival (ACT) - trio  
The River Folk Festival (VIC) - solo  

2018  

Woodford Folk Festival (QLD) - solo  
Festival of Small Halls Tour OF NSW & QLD supporting Old Man Luedecke (Canada) - solo  
Dorrigo Folk & Bluegrass Festival (NSW) - solo  
National Folk Festival, Canberra with Lucy Wise & Stephen Taberner & Lucy Wise solo (ACT)  

2017  

Cygnet Folk Festival (TAS)  
Newstead Live Festival (VIC)  
Fairbridge Festival (WA)  

2016  

Boite Singer’s Festival (VIC) – Lucy Wise & Stephen Taberner 
Nannup Music Festival (WA) - Lucy Wise & Stephen Taberner 
Newstead Live Festival (VIC) - Lucy Wise & Stephen Taberner 
Yackandandah Folk Festival (VIC) - Lucy Wise & Stephen Taberner 

2015  

Woodford Folk Festival (QLD) - trio
Port Fairy Folk Festival (VIC) - trio  
National Folk Festival (ACT) - trio 
Cygnet Folk Festival (TAS) - trio 

2014  

Dorrigo Folk & Bluegrass Festival (NSW) - trio 
Nanga Music Festival (WA) - trio 

2013 

Sidmouth Folk Week – (UK) - solo

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