Aug. 15: Audrey Auld at Studio E

The cultures at the rural fringes of the former British Empire have a strangely similar feel. There’s a little bit of West Texas in the ethos and attitude of the Australian Outback, places marked by grilled meat and cowboys scoping the vast desolate frontier, and a little bit of Appalachia in the formidable Aussie twang. With that said, there’s something weirdly right about the songs of Audrey Auld, an Australian singer-songwriter with roots just as deep in Tasmania as they are in Nashville. Auld likes to call her work “music with the dirt left on,” but that dirt doesn’t just include brown dust-bowl or red outback, it also includes California coastal soil—she lived in Marin County for several years. Her mellow Americana melodies and playful songwriting spans all these diverse corners of the globe, referencing eating Vegemite right alongside doing yoga in Bolinas. Auld will be channeling Joan Baez, Tammy Wynette and Mad Max on Saturday, Aug. 15, at the intimate Studio E in Sebastopol which, as if to add to the geographic confusion, requires purchased tickets to obtain the address. 8pm. $25. 707.542.7143.Dan Hirsch