On tour with Jimmy Barnes

Taylor Sheridan is joining Aussie legend Jimmy Barnes on his Hell Of A Time tour.

Macedon Ranges singer/songwriter Taylor Sheridan will support Aussie legend Jimmy Barnes in his upcoming national tour, culminating in a performance at the Sydney Opera House.

The Hell Of A Time Tour: Stories and Songs Celebrating 30 Years of Flesh and Wood kicks off in Perth on June 12 and winds up in Sydney on August 18.

“Getting to tour with Jimmy is a career-defining moment,” Sheridan told the Express.

“I’m still processing the fact that this is actually happening,” he said.

Sheridan has opened for Barnes in the past but this will be the first time he has toured with him.

The Kyneton-raised musician has also just finished recording his debut album, Troubadour.

Without a record label, Sheridan is self-producing the album and has set up a crowd funding campaign to raise money to release it.

“To have this album ready for a national tour with Jimmy would be the opportunity of a lifetime,” he said.

Sheridan’s music is soulfully acoustic with influences varying from Stevie Wonder all the way to James Taylor.

He said he had always tried to combine elements of these different styles to make something fresh.

“I love the storytelling of the acoustic folk and the singer/songwriter thing, but singing soulfully is something that feels incredibly natural to me,” he said.

“Lyrics and melody are where my heart lies but if you find the right chords that genuinely excite you, that’s the real payoff.”

Anyone wanting to help Sheridan release and market his new album can visit taylorsheridan.com.au for details.

There are lots of special offers available as rewards for pledges, including t-shirts and vinyl.

There’s even an offer of a home concert for you and your friends.

Taylor Sheridan is joining Aussie legend Jimmy Barnes on his Hell Of A Time tour.