Franklin, located in southern Tasmania, is named after Lady Jane Franklin, who subdivided a large property to settle teetotalling families of modest means in 1837. In this quaint town of Franklin, nestled along the Huon River, is Frank’s Cider Bar & Café. It’s a very cool place. There are couches outside and inside, large barrels of fresh herbs growing in the entrance and rocket growing inside.
There’s a goat-minding dog.
It serves up delicious food and history in the one location.
It also served up the awesome Belle Miners, three Canadian singers and their stunning harmonies and music. It was such a great venue for their concert. There’s something special about hearing music in a wooden building. It’s a distinctive relationship. Also special, was hearing the stories behind the songs they sang. It was much appreciated by me and I felt privileged to be given a window into their lives and humanness.
The Belle Miners have received lofty accolades from musical people of note saying things, such as, “a living, breathing quality like the best of Missy Higgins – breaks your heart and mends it in the same breath” and “a shimmering sound and awe –inspiring set”.
Here’s their latest CD of wonderful music, Powerful Owl, artwork by Marla Wilson (owls that I would like to have a go at trying to draw!).
Thanks for stopping by.