The Western Distributors

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What do Golden Guitar winners do when they find themselves as empty nesters after twenty -five years of raising a family? They pick up from where they left off, of course!


The Happening Thang founders Catherine Wearne and Andrew Travers are back with a new band, teaming up with musical kindred spirit Guy Donellan, and pulling in a stellar lineup of musicians to complete the lineup, including Musician Of The Year Clare O’Meara and John Kaldor.

The Western Distributors offer an eclectic blend of styles, mostly originals with some classics for good measure. A live set moves effortlessly from tear-jerking honky-tonk and atmospheric instrumentals through to swing and rockabilly.



 Andrew Travers on vocals and acoustic guitar; Cathy Wearne on vocals, Jamie Sampson on double bass, Guy Donnellan on Fender and Gretsch guitars and bvs, Clare O’Meara on fiddle, accordion, piano and bvs, John Kaldor on the pedal steel and dobro, Nerida (Ned) Wu on drums.