To Hell with Gretta Ziller

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To Hell with Gretta Ziller

A rave performance at the 2013 Tamworth Country Music Festival’s Telstra Road to Discovery Grand Finals and a 2013 TSA/APRA ‘New Songwriter of the Year’ award are just a couple of accolades country-roots singer-songwriter Gretta Ziller has picked up in her time. Raised on the muddy banks of the Murray River, Ziller’s appetite for music was catered for in what would be a familiar fashion to many of us – through rage and Video Hits. It was this time in front of the tele that helped fuel her passion for her alt-country stylings. Instruments came next, with Ziller taking to a variety of instruments including violin, double bass and cello. It was her dexterity with the bagpipes, however, which led to her performing alongside John Farnham at the 2009 AFL Grand Final. By the time university rolled around, Gretta had set her sights on a Bachelor Degree in Voice. Skip forwards a little and we’re met with EP Hell’s Half Acre, a release afforded in part through a successful Pozible campaign. After three years of scrimping, saving, planning and dreaming, the EP has seen the light of day. It features the title track, a song about a “getting out of the mess you made” situation. Martians Café, Deans Marsh – September 20.