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Fred Smith ‘Great’ CD Launch Tour at Kindlehill School Performance Space, Wentworth Falls

Source: Fusion Boutique
Archived 24 Feb 2018 - Posted: 27 Jan 2018
Renowned Australian singer-songwriter Fred Smith’s new album ‘Great’ is a rollicking hayride through American history, politics and pathologies.

One of the few Australian songwriters who has both a US Marine Corps medal and a US merchant mariner’s license, Smith’s musical musings come with a lot of knowledge and experience. He spent four years in America, working cruise ships and touring the Eisenhower interstate system, and worked alongside American soldiers in southern Afghanistan. Now with the USA deeply divided, Fred Smith returns from the dust of Uruzgan to revisit his fascination for all things American.

The new double album features his brilliant balladry balanced with some raucous piss taking, and brings to the fore his reverence and comprehension of American music and mythology. Great is a remarkably eclectic double album collection of songs. The first disc includes 12 songs written and recorded in the classic American folk/country style – story songs, some funny, some sad, bringing to the fore Fred’s gift for melody and lyric, and his talent for inhabiting other people’s worlds.

On the second disc, Fred lets the band off the leash – drums, bass, electric guitars and horns. It’s a riot and a romp through songs and stories with American settings – mostly wry but sympathetic accounts of characters fictional and otherwise. The lead single, What Could Go Wrong, lampoons the contradictions in the Trump platform while celebrating the mix of ebullience and bald faced egotism that makes it impossible to take one’s eyes off Donald J Trump.

So what’s an Australian songwriter doing writing American stories? “Fair question” says Fred. “Like most of us, I grew up steeped in American culture: writers from O’Henry to Steinbeck, television from CHiPS to the A-Team, and 20th Century America produced musical stylings so sublime they have become universal mediums of musical expression.”  

In performance, Fred will be accompanied by Matt Nightingale on double bass, and one other eminent sideman.

“Great is a wonderful album…insightful, poetic and often personal…beautifully drawn vignettes of the human experience”… “outstanding and a must have. ‘Great’ is his best yet.” – CD review By Ian Phillips

“…one of our finest lyricists…he shows true mastery of crafting melodies and marrying them to the words without recourse to a shotgun. Add his natural wit, keen powers of observation, unassuming delivery and understated accompaniment and he effortlessly draws you into the world of each of these character-driven songs.” – John Shand, Sydney Morning Herald

The performance space has disabled access and disabled facilities.
Kindlehill Auditorium is a family friendly venue!
*Minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and supervised.
Children do require a ticket for entry.
General Admission. Theatre Style circular seating with cushions in this unique performance space.


FRED SMITH ‘Great’ CD Launch Tour at Kindlehill School Performance Space

Date:
Saturday 17th February 2018. 

Time:
Doors Open 6:45pm. Show Starts 7:30pm.

Venue:
Kindlehill School Performance Space, 8 Lake Street, Wentworth Falls

Tickets:

  • $25 Adult / $5 Minors under 18 pre-sale available from Katoomba Music 140 Katoomba St, Katoomba (Tues-Sat. Cash Only)
  • $26.50 Adult / $6.50 Minors under 18 Online (Including booking fees)
  • Or on the Door from 6:45pm (Unless Sold Out)

This article archived 24 Feb 2018

 
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