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The Cellar Door Sessions ft. Kaurna Cronin & Ben Whiting


The Cellar Door Sessions ft. Kaurna Cronin & Ben Whiting

Alana Trezise

What better way to spend a frosty Friday night, than in the warm confines of Hither & Yon for The Cellar Door Sessions. Featuring local acoustic artist Kaurna Cronin and Melbournian Ben Whiting, the latest instalment of The Cellar Door Sessions was absolutely magical. 

Nestled amongst bottles of wine, candles and a toasty log fire, the audience were absolutely captivated by the first act of the evening, Kaurna Cronin. Kaurna has been making waves on the Adelaide music scene for a while now, producing some of the dreamiest little folk melodies in all the land. Beginning the set with a few of his newer tunes, Kaurna wooed punters with his latest single 'The Kind Of Woman I Need' from his forthcoming album 'Glass Fool'. Later in his set, one audience member joined Kaurna on stage as we were encouraged to sing along to the chorus of 'I Hadn't Thought Of You That Often', from his 2012 album 'Feathers'. 

Between sets we had a little wander around the cellar door, admiring the quirky surrounds and getting around a glass of wine (or five). As always, the Pizza Kneads lads who live out the back of Hither & Yon had their wood-oven fire roaring, churning out pizza after pizza. Homemade and rustic, the wood-oven pizza went down a treat. 

Second off the bat was Ben Whiting, an acoustic artist from NSW who now resides in Melbourne. After a full day of driving from Melbourne and a ton of coffee and cigarettes to keep them awake, Ben and his pal Alex absolutely nailed their set. Filled with beautiful harmonies and toe-tapping melodies, each song was individual and engaging, switching between violin, bass and acoustic guitar accompaniment. Our two favourite tunes 'Rain' and 'Wildflower' were definitely the stand-outs of the night, and had the crowd hanging off every note. At the end of his set, Ben hinted at a possible tour that will be by-passing Adelaide in the future. We'll keep you posted when that happens. 

After indulging in a couple of sweets from the Humble Grounds stall, it was time to call it a night. Overall, The Cellar Door Sessions kicked butt, as per. We can't wait for the next!

For more information and photos, head to The Porch Sessions Facebook page. We've got some exciting news regarding the next instalment of 'sessions' to be released by the team, so keep an eye out for that!

All images via The Porch Sessions