Australian singer songwriter Fred Smith is premiering his new album Great today on Rhythms.
On the new album, Smith has returned to “his fascination for all things American”.
The announcement elaborated on the release:
“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 mix of ebullience and bald faced egotism that makes it impossible to take one’s eyes off Donald J Trump.”
Smith is currently on tour throughout Australia, and the album is officially out today.
For more information, head to: http://www.fredsmith.com.au/
Fred Smith Tour Dates
05/10: Navy Club, Fremantle
13/10: German Harmonie Club, Canberra
15/10: Petersham Bowling Club, Sydney
21/10: Kangaroo Valley Festival
03/10: Mountain Mumma, Sheffield
04/11: Red Velvet Lounge, Cygnet
10/11: The Spotted Mallard, Brunswick
11/11: Healesville Music Festival
17/11: Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Folk Club
18/11: Tradewinds Folk, Newcastle
19/11: Upper Landsdowne Hall, Taree
03/12: Wollongong House Concert
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