Corn Nut Creek return

Corn Nut Creek's Danielle Vita (left) and Tanya Bradley are making a return to the Stratford Courthouse Theatre. Photo: Contributed

AMERICANA folk group Corn Nut Creek are making a return to the Stratford Courthouse this Saturday.

The musical duo – consisting of American expat Danielle Vita and homegrown talent Tanya Bradley – will be visiting as part of their latest tour, which is promoting the release of their latest single, “Once Again”.

The jaunty, almost pop-like song is part of a new album, expected to be released in November.

Ms Vita told the Gippsland Times that recording the album has been a “really big process” for herself and Ms Bradley.

“We started to record our album in the same studio that we recorded previous albums, and we decided that we wanted to go in another direction and actually started recording the whole project again,” Ms Vita said.

This involved recording in a different studio with a different producer.

“We just felt like we had a very specific direction, and it just took some time to get to where we wanted to be, so it has actually been a massive process that we’ve been working on for a really long time,” she said.

Asked whether the band’s music has evolved, Ms Vita responded that it “definitely” had.

“The core of our music is still the same, in that it draws from the roots of Appalachian music; but I think we’ve evolved in that we’re kind of delving deeper into the stories that we are writing,” Ms Vita explained.

Corn Nut Creek’s appearance at the Stratford Courthouse comes barely one year after their first-ever performance at the venue.

According to Ms Vita, the debut gig went really well: “It’s the reason why we want to come back.”

“We found the community so receptive,” Ms Vita said of Stratford.

“We had some really beautiful conversations with some of the people that had come to the show and … we really just enjoyed playing there.

“We loved the space and the whole community that surrounds that particular venue.”

Ms Vita also revealed that the Stratford Courthouse was the very first venue booked for Corn Nut Creek’s 2023 tour, and will be the first show of said tour.

The band will then perform across New South Wales until July, then travel to Melbourne for a single show in August before concluding their tour in September.

Corn Nut Creek will be performing at the Stratford Courthouse this Saturday (June 16) from 7.30pm.

Additionally, Ms Vita and Ms Bradley will be conducting a fiddle workshop from 5.30pm to 6.30pm on the Saturday: “Just because there are quite a lot of people in that community that are interested in … Learning a little bit more about traditional Appalachian fiddle style.”

For more information about both events and tickets, visit the official website: