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Craig Edmondson @ Duke’s Place
May 18 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pmA$10
Carig is a Sydney blues and country artist who plays regularly at small bars, gin joints, and markets all over Sydney. He also plays on tall ships on the Sydney harbour whenever the winds are fair. While blues and country music is his current stock in trade, he’s always been a folkie at heart and has a long history playing in bush bands that stretches back in time to the 1980s. He is currently a member of Ryebuck.
In 1988 he released Bondi Road, an LP of original songs on the Restless label that was too pop to be folk and too country to be rock. As CD technology was on the ascendency, releasing an LP was about as smart as putting out the songs on a piano roll. While the LP got some airplay on the ABC and even Triple M the songs lay dormant until his daughter Daisy began singing a track from the album called Used to be a River. 30 years after the song appeared on vinyl the songs’ take on how the things we used to know and value have been commodified, boxed and diced is striking a minor chord. CBC will be performing this song on the night along with other cuts from the album and his 2011 EP Natural Selection.
$10, bring a contribution for supper
Bush Music Club
Tritton Hall, Hut 44
Addison Road Centre
142 Addison Road , Marrickville
enquiries Sandra 9358 4886
Map of Addison Road Centre http://www.arcco.org.au/contact/
Duke’s place, named after our honoured early member Harold ‘Duke’ Tritton (1886-1965), is the place to go once a month for a great night of Australian songs in concert and session. Duke was a powerful singer who supplied BMC with many songs he had learnt in his younger days while working as a shearer and at other bush jobs. He was also a songwriter and poet giving us songs that have entered the tradition such as Sandy Hollow Line and Shearing in the Bar.