Warren Ellis (fiddle), Mick Turner (guitar) and Jim White (drums) make up Australia’s finest export The Dirty Three. These musicians often play in different combinations with other folks (Jim White is currently propelling Will Oldham’s finest touring band), but when they get together they make a sound unique to the gathering of their three musical voices. And what a sound!
A Dirty Three show is something akin to a whirling Sufist rite. They can pull the sound in so taught that it feels almost fragile, ready to break at any moment. Yet this is robust music; and all without the easy help of rock’s power chord. They don’t get on the road often, but if they ever come to your town (or within travelling distance) see them.
Ladies and gentleman, comrades and friends, please turn up your speakers, fasten your seat belts, open your neuron receptors and join The Dirty Three for Sue’s Last Ride then travel on another One Thousand Miles with them, but beware- Some Summers They Drop Like Flies….three more exams left and the semester ends only for a new one to begin…in the meantime…dive into it and let the current take you where it may.