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A Painting of the Universe

by Lucy Wise Trio

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phil williams Lucy Wise paints such evocative pictures with her songs.
hard to pick a favourite as the songwriting and arrangements are all superb... looking back after years of listening, these songs all still sound fresh.
cool water, fresh mountain after rain
The observance of life & human nature, the unassuming and authentic character that is Lucy Wise ....

I'll nominate sleepwashed morning as todays favourite. Favorite track: Sleepwashed Morning.
My Library 03:22
Cedar Tree 03:50
Looking Out 05:02


Lucy Wise Trio's EP, A Painting of the Universe consists of five songs, each telling a different story about life in Australia and all inspired by past winning poems of a national schools poetry competition, The Dorothea Mackellar Poetry Awards.

The songs on the EP are set in a diversity of Australian landscapes and touch on many issues and themes including love, the social effects of drought, the mystery of ageing, the wonder of learning and creativity, and Australia’s Indigenous heritage.


released March 4, 2015

Musicians: Lucy Wise: voice, guitar, ukulele | Chris Stone: violin |Holly Downes: double bass, backing vocals

1. My Library (L.Wise and J. Rose)
2. Cedar Tree (L. Wise and E. Dell)
3. Looking Out (L. Wise and M. Allender)
4. Sleepwashed Morning (L. Wise and S. Vayani-Lai)
5. Painting of the Universe (L. Wise and R. Burg)

We give thanks to:
The organisers and supporters of the Dorothea Mackellar Poetry Awards. To artist and writer Anne Bell (Knight), a life member of the awards and a passionate advocate for children's creativity. To Scott Wise for his fine musical instruments, Jonathan Palmer, Mischa Herman, Greg and Margaret Stone, Rebecca Ryan and Mila Stone. To our family, friends, and everyone who has supported us. Biggest thanks to Jessica Rose, Emma Dell, Miranda Allender, Saba Vayani-Lai and Rory Burg for your beautiful poems, and for inspiring us.

All songs recorded and mixed by Jonathan Palmer
Mastered by Adam Dempsey at Deluxe Mastering Studios
Produced by Lucy Wise Trio
Design by Luci Everett
All songs © and ℗ Lucy Wise and respective collaborators.


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Lucy Wise Malmsbury, Australia

Lucy Wise’s whimsical contemporary folk sound has won the hearts of listeners across Australia, NZ, the USA and the UK. She explores themes of love, the natural world, friendship and healing with disarming honesty, and accompanies her stunningly pure vocals with fingerpicked guitar, ukulele, and Appalachian dulcimer. Lucy is currently recording her fourth album, to be released in 2022. ... more

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