Fred Smith – Great
Saturday 18th November 2017 at 7.00pm
Upstairs in the Uniting Church
Over the last 15 years Fred Smith has emerged as one of Australia’s most interesting songwriters. He has spent the last 15 years all over the joint: working on peace keeping missions in Afghanistan and the South Pacific, touring in America and travelling the Australian festival circuit.
Fred Smith launches Great – a rollicking musical hayride through American history, politics and pathologies. This new double album sees Fred Smith return from the ‘Dust of Uruzgan’ to revisit his fascination for things American.
Great combines songs of hi mirth alongside some beautiful ballads, highlighting his deep appreciation of Americana musical formats and his gift for telling stories about, well, people!
These are stories worth telling.
“…Smith has a love–hate relationship with America, which he has neatly coupled to a wry and profound understanding of that complex society”. Bruce Elder, SMH
In 2018 Tradewinds Folk will be organising
Saturday Feb 2018 – 7.00pm
James Church (dobro/vocals) Glenn Skarratt (guitar/mandolin/vocals) Simon Watts (Fiddle/Viola)
Debut album “Waking the Deep” showcases the trio’s eclectic, evocative, intricate and heart warming playing.
Their original compositions create a platform for their acoustic instrumental interplay.