Kasey Chambers

Sunday
25
Jun

Best Americana Singer-Songwriter since Lucinda

A Force to be Reckoned With
Why you should see this show…

Kasey Chambers got her start into music in a way few artists do, touring her native Australia from a young age with the family band. That said, Chambers has put her years of experience to work to become one of the best live performers, period. Chambers is one of the biggest names in Australian country music and Americana, and in the wake of her eleventh studio album, Dragonfly, the rest of the world is catching on quickly. Her range of vocal expression and commanding onstage presence has earned her a dedicated global following who agree she is- as ever- a force to be reckoned with.
 

 

Kasey Chambers Bio
Australian singer-songwriter Kasey Chambers embarks on the U.S. leg of her international tour in support of her eleventh studio album Dragonfly. The album debuted in Australia at #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart as well as being #1 on the ARIA Top 50 digital albums, Top 40 Country Albums, Top 20 Australian Artist Albums and Top 20 Australian Artist Country Albums. The album’s official U.S. release is set for later this spring.

Dragonfly, her acclaimed double album and follow up to 2014’s Bittersweet, features special guests Keith Urban, Ed Sheeran, Paul Kelly, Grizzlee Train, Harry Hookey, Vika and Linda Bull, and Foy Vance. The first disc of Dragonfly was produced by ARIA Hall of Famer Paul Kelly at The Sing Sing Sessions, while the second was produced by Chambers’ brother Nash Chambers at The Foggy Mountain Sessions.

Of the new recording, Chambers reflects, “Working with Paul Kelly as my producer on one side of the double album Dragonfly was a dream come true. Paul brought out a whole new side of me, but then I also got to enjoy the comforts of recording with the person who knows and has shaped my original sound better than anyone, my brother Nash, along with my live touring band who have become a huge part on my sound. This double album shows who I am as much as any piece of work I have ever done.”

Acclaimed artist David Bromley created a portrait of Chambers for the album’s cover art. He explains, “In painting Kasey I first endeavored to find her, instead I found many different dimensions and aspects. This portrait combines them all because she is at once uncomplicated and also a mysterious individual-this combination is very alluring.”

Chambers has received 11 ARIA Awards (Australia’s Grammy equivalent), 22 CMAA Golden Guitar Awards, 2 Americana Music Award Nominations and 10 APRA Awards to her name. She also holds the record for the most decorated solo APRA Songwriter in Australia (APRA is Australia’s ASCAP/BMI equivalent). Chambers has previously topped the ARIA Albums Chart with Barricades & Brickwalls (2002), Wayward Angel (2004), Carnival (2006) and Rattlin’ Bones, her 2008 collaboration with Shane Nicholson.

“Songwriting excellence and passion in performance that is so hard to find these days, except, perhaps, by her very few peers in this field, including Gillian Welch, Patty Griffin and, of course, the great Lucinda Williams.”-Huffington Post

“A towering songbook, wordy and resigned, Dragonfly is the opus of Australia’s foremost progenitor of, and innovator in, the country-roots fold. It’s the masterwork of a heart laid bare in song.”-Rolling Stone Australia

“An epic tale.”-Melbourne Herald Sun

 

 

Garrett Kato Bio
Garrett Kato is a Canadian Born musician and songwriter. He lives in Byron Bay, New South Wales with his Australian partner and daughter.

In 2015 Kato released his second album That Low and Lonesome Sound, to much critical acclaim. “A gentle gem rich with songwriting nous and emotion leaking from every pore.” – Rolling Stone Magazine. Prior to the release of the LP Kato signed a three album publishing deal with Sony ATV.

“Sweet Jane” was featured in the Hollywood Motion Picture Bad Moms and spent several weeks in the top 100 US Alternative charts as well as racking up over 1.5 Million Spotify plays.

Kato has toured extensively throughout Australia with artists such as Pete Murrray, Bernard Fanning and Kasey Chambers. He has captivated crowds with his detailed songs and masterful melodies that walk the line between Americana and Folk.

At times, That Low and Lonesome Sound evokes subtle images of a darker Springsteen with the moments of lush beautiful instrumentation from the likes of Bon Iver. The album was recorded over two years at Kato’s homer studio in Byron Bay with the help of engineer Anthony Lycenko. Kato had been living in Australia four years. Once the record was finished, the dramatic life event was a centerpiece of the album.

 
Last call to dine in your seats in the Concert Hall will be 15 minutes before show time. Please arrive early if you plan to eat dinner in your seats. Table side beverage service will continue throughout the concert.