DIARY - 14 DECEMBER 2006 - SUMMER 2007 TOURS
CASH HEADS SUMMER TOURISTS
country music fans will enjoy the seasonal flood of international
artists touring over the summer of 2007 but two of the biggest acts
are unlikely to perform in Victoria.
Rosanne Cash's second Australian sojourn is likely to be confined
to the Festival of Sydney in early January.
And so far North Carolina born Jim Lauderdale has only announced
Tamworth dates in his second foray down under.
who released two new discs here in November, played the Corner Hotel
in Richmond on his 2002 tour with Kim Richey, Canadians Jason McCoy
and Fred Eaglesmith and Audrey Auld Mezera.
HERE for a Lauderdale Feature from the Diary on January 19, 2002.
CLICK HERE for Lauderdale latest CD
review from the Diary.
EAGLESMITH TOUR #5
is booked to return here for his fifth Australian tour in March with
gigs at Byron Bay, Sydney and Melbourne.
Kieran Kane, drummer son Lucas, Kevin Welch and Fats Kaplan are also
returning here for Byron Bay and other gigs in NSW and Victoria.
They're promoting latest album Lost John Dean (Dead Reckoning-Shock)
that also features another new tune penned by Welch and prolific progeny
is touring to capitalise on popularity for a collective 18 albums dating
back to 1982.
Other major country artists have also been booked for the 31st Port Fairy
folk festival from March 9-12.
We'll have more about that later.
CLICK HERE for an Eaglesmith
story from the Diary on March 27, 2005.
WATSON BACK FROM TEXAS
Also making his fourth Australian tour is Texan honky tonker Dale Watson
who will play NSW and Victoria.
Crosby, Stills & Nash also perform the winery circuit here in February
- the same month as the return tour by U.S. husband and wife duo The Handsome
Steven Stills toured here in the early seventies with his band Manassas
and played the famed by ill-fated Mulwala pop festival across the Murray
New Orleans born blues singer Chris Smither also returns here in March.
YOUNG AND MARY GAUTHIER
born Steve Young, who hails from Newnan - same hometown as superstar
Alan Jackson - is also back here in January for his fifth Australian
Young, now 64, and Louisiana born singer-songwriter Mary Gauthier
play Harvest Festival at Red Hill and other Melbourne, Sydney and
Young's 12th album Primal Young was released worldwide in 1999
by Australian label Shock.
A new album Songlines Revisited Volume 1 was released in 2005.
HERE for a Young interview in the Diary.
CLICK HERE for a Gauthier
CD review from the Diary on March 28, 2005.
at Red Hill are Irish singer Bap Kennedy, expatriate Australian Danny
George Wilson and U.S. singer Laura Veirs.
CLICK HERE for a feature on Wilson
from the Diary.
CLICK HERE for TonkGirl's Gig Guide
for full dates.
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