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Greek Australian Lute Punk: Xylouris White

December 6, 201711 min
Xylouris White are an odd couple that works. Xylouris is George Xylouris - he comes from a famed family of musicians based in a mountain shepherding village on the Greek island of Crete and he has been a professional musician since he was 12. White is Jim White – an Australian post-punk drummer with a deft touch that can go from thunderous to tender on a dime. Jim held it down in the instrumental trio Dirty Three, and has also backed Cat Power and PJ Harvey. Jim and George met and started playing together more than 25 years ago in Melbourne Australia. But they formalized the duo as Xylouris White in 2014, with their debut album Goats. Xylouris White has a new album coming out next month January called Mother. But they came and visited us at the Cafe recently to perform songs from their 2016 album Black Peak – enjoy this performance only session!

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