The Garden – Debut Album Out Now!

Debut album The Garden is out now!

Album tour kicks off today at the Cygnet Folk Festival

After four years of production, our debut album The Garden is out now! You can get the limited edition CD at Bandcamp, which comes in a lovely gatefold card case, with beautiful artwork by Jack Kirby Crosby, and includes unlimited streaming of via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download.

And of course, you can buy or stream the whole album now from all of your favourite outlets:

The Garden is the debut album from Melbourne alt-country duo Zinnia Blue. Recorded and produced by Chris Ellis and the band in Lorne, Victoria, with mixing and mastering by Johnny ‘Hooves’ Clayton in Brunswick, the independent production was crafted piece by piece over four years.

A genuine labour of love, the eleven track long player features an eclectic set of original songs and two haunting cover songs from Melbourne’s own Jordie Lane and Tracy McNeil, as well as famed American singer-songwriter Jason Isbell.

Showcasing lush but subtle layers of instrumentation, each song has been arranged to accentuate its particular mood and style. The album moves through diverse genres of country, bluegrass, folk, blues, and pop, but plants its feet firmly in Americana soil, with an organic Melbournian twist.

“Ellis and Tucker have made an album of their musical family album, and done it lovingly over time, choosing their lyrics and songs with care. It preserves the original work of Zinnia Blue, paying homage to the influences that (couple) Kate Tucker and Matt Ellis have collected along the way, including the Melbourne independent music scene (hence the cover from Fireside Bellows). The beauty of a recording that takes its time is the product of a band who have taken their time to build it. The gentle, broody and intimately honest – uncompressed – sound of the record conveys the love of family, community and landscape which has been so instrumental in creating this work.”

– Mandy Connell

The Garden Debut Album Tour

With the album now released into the wild, our Tasmanian and Victorian launch tour kicks off today at the Cygnet Folk Festival (January 10th to 12th) with three shows across the weekend. We then play CERES Market in Brunswick on January 26th, the Wesley Anne in Northcote on February 9th (Album Launch), and Blue Bean Love in Hepburn on February 15th.

Can’t wait to see you all at the shows!

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