FRED SMITH - Playing LIVE at your place!
March - May
As Sydney Morning Herald critic Bruce Elder wrote: “It is about time Australia caught up with Fred Smith. This remarkable singer-songwriter – who at various times reveals influences that range from Paul Kelly via Lou Reed to Loudon Wainwright III to Leonard Cohen – keeps releasing amazingly accomplished albums.”
Fred Smith has been a favorite on the Australian festival circuit for years much loved for his gentle wit, gift for story and melody, and sublime collaborations with Liz Frencham and The Spooky Men's Chorale.
Now at last, the rest of Australia is catching up this artist described by many as a ‘national treasure’. He was the subject of a recent ABC Australian Story feature about his work in Afghanistan and the South Pacific. The title track from his acclaimed album, Dust of Uruzgan, has been covered by Lee Kernaghan.
In concert, Fred’s humour and easy storytelling style draw the audience in to a rich journey through the extraordinary terrain captured in his songs - from the villages of southern Afghanistan to the bars of Texas! Audiences report leaving his concerts feeling happier and wiser.