Australian folk singer song writer Ami Williamson hits the Adelaide Fringe this weekend, bringing her unique talents and a fine musical heritage when she performs with Eric Bogle in A Night With Eric and Ami.
The daughter of legendary country music icon John Williamson, Ami’s grandparents were also classical singers and who performed duets for ABC Radio in the 1930-60s.
Williamson describes her upcoming three shows with Eric Bogle in Adelaide as being “on her bucket list”.
The show sees Ami and Eric perform separately and together, as Eric “passes the folk baton” to Ami. Also a multi-instrumentalist, Ami typically plays a ‘One Woman Show’, so the departure to perform with Eric Bogle is a unique opportunity.
“Since childhood, Eric Bogle’s music has been as much apart of my consciousness as dad’s,” Ami said. “Eric is a master songwriter, his songs stand alone like landmarks.”
In addition to being a performer, Eric has written classic Australian songs that have been recorded by the likes of Joan Baez, Mary Black, Slim Dusty, John Williamson and Billy Bragg.
Ami is a regular at Folk Festivals across Australia and internationally including The Port Fairy Folk Festival, The Brunswick Music Festival, The Woodford Folk Festival and The National Folk Festival.
A Night with Eric and Ami is part of The Trinity Sessions’ on February 24, 25 and 26 at the Church of the Trinity, Goodwood Rd.
Tickets are available through FringeTIX