Halfway to Forth (TAS/SA)
Halfway to Forth are brothers Dan & Kyle Lizotte. If you head up past the old steam railway, over the river and round the bend you'll arrive at their family home, about halfway along the road to a little town called Forth on the NW coast of Tasmania, Australia.
Their music is honest and rootsy, with folk, country and blues shades.
These boys attend both schools, Old and New, and stick to writing
what they know. You'll hear more than a little foot stompin', banjo
pluckin' and bottle neck slidin'. People have said their voices blend
Halfway to Forth now calls Adelaide home, and you'll find them warbling away on the weekends in pubs, at cellar doors or passed out from the heat if it's that too damn hot time of year when their hearts wander South, back home to more reasonable summer temperatures…
In 2009 they released a 7 track EP "Treasure for Memories" to no acclaim whatsoever. They're not so good at promoting themselves… In 2012 they found an old Chapel to rent cheap on a hill in Cudlee Creek. The gracious caretaker let them turn the church into their studio (as long as they cleaned up before Sunday morning) and over the following months their debut album "Run for the Hills" was dreamt up and recorded in the wee hours of the morning. If you listen closely you can hear the pews creaking and the coffee urn clicking... It was spooky at times…
Halfway to Forth likes to get out on the road and have played music festivals all over the country, they hope to continue doing so for many years to come.
Treasure for Memories EP (2009) Click Here
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