Rick Hart & The Sweet Addictions

With a voice that floats with soulful warmth and honesty, Rick Hart may break your heart, but will leave you with the hope that it can always mend. A storyteller, whose words and melodies weave through all the dynamics and extremes of human emotions and relationships. Heartache, loss, reflection, regret, optimism, devotion and hope all find chapters within his stories. A perfect tapestry of melodic simplicity and thoughtful imagery.

This multi award winning songwriter (2014 Songwriter of the Year, Australian Songwriters Association awards), delivers songs, often simple in nature, yet endearing in ways that will stay with you.

Think the soulful tenderness of Van Morrison against the back drop of a CCR choogle. A Kris Kristofferson love story layered on a countrified Stones’ groove. Shades of Tom Petty, The Band, The Byrds and Big Star seep through.

The Yarra show will see Rick Hart & the Sweet Addictions launching their new EP Levon Helm, with 50% of all digital sales of the release to be donated to not for profit organisation First Step, and the work they do to help and support victims of drug and alcohol addiction.