Singer, songwriter, teller of tales

“Sydney alt-bluegrass troubadour Nick Payne might have remained a weekend picker with a drawer full of songs, but the stars aligned when a move back to Sydney after working around Australia coincided with an impulse purchase of his dream guitar (a Martin D28). A friend turned him on to Ryan Adams’ ‘Heartbreaker’ album, and Nick Payne discovered to his surprise that he was a country music fan. Musically rooted in Bluegrass and Americana, Payne’s music crosses borders and blends cultures. Nick Payne sings of our scoundrels, pioneers and history; capturing the sparse character of the unpopulated bush, but bringing an urban, rootsy sensibility very much of the present yet unashamed of its influences.”

Kristin Moore 2015

The album on CD

Nick's debut album Rise Up Like A River on CD.

AUD$20 + AUD$5 postage and handling.

The album on CD + Trucker's Cap

Rise Up Like A River on CD plus a one size fits all trucker's cap.

AUD$40 + AUD$10 postage and handling.

The album on CD + T-Shirt

Rise Up Like A River on CD plus a t-shirt.

AUD$40 + AUD$10 postage and handling.

The album on CD + Dear Orphans' CD

Rise Up Like A River on CD, plus Dear Orphans self-titled album.

AUD$40 + AUD$5 postage and handling.

Free downloads

Download the singles from Rise Up Like A River for nix.

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Download White Line Fever

Download Rising River

Download Old Sydney Town

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