Don't forget that this week we have decided to go on an outing to see Fred Smith in concert in lieu of choir on Thursday night. Folk Choir members are entitled to the concession price, so let me know that you are coming and I'll make sure you are on the door list. You can book concession tickets online, and the list will confirm you at the door, or you will also be able to buy tickets at the door. As I won't be the person on the door, make sure you email me back to be on the list.
Here is the information about Fred's concert. I will also put a sign on the door at choir in case anyone does miss this info and come along.
The concert will feature Fred and a great band comprising bassist Liz Frencham, drummer Erin Sulman, and the Folk Choir's very own cellist Rebecca Wright and pianist Emma Nixon! Fred's insightful music is by turns uplifting, amusing, heartbreaking and deeply moving. Don't miss it!
Media responses to the Dust of Uruzgan CD and show:
“A great work of art, a great suite of songs…an amazing thing if you get to see him perform it in concert”
Richard Glover, Drive, ABC 702 Sydney
“An exceptional songwriter and certainly the equal of Bogle, Walker and Schumann… a cycle of songs that are raw, remarkably honest and suitably ambivalent about the nature of war… a collection of songs that offers an intimate perspective on the war in Afghanistan.”
Bruce Elder, Sydney Morning Herald ‘Review of the Week’ 6–7 August 2011
“… the music of Fred Smith comes straight from the front line…raw, ribald, but also capable of moving grown men to tears.”
John Huxley, Sydney Morning Herald, 28 July 2011