The music of Kasey Chambers nowadays feels almost as intrinsic to this country as vegemite and Australia will be happy to know that on August 29, the singer, songwriter and storyteller will release her tenth studio album and first solo record in four years, Bittersweet.
Produced by American Nick DiDia (Pearl Jam, Bruce Springsteen, The Wallflowers, Powderfinger, The Living End) at Studios 301 in Byron Bay, Bittersweet is something of a departure for Kasey from the ‘expected’.
Pulling together a superb studio band to record the album, Bittersweet features Bernard Fanning on acoustic guitar, keyboard, piano, background vocals and lead vocals on the title track; Ashleigh Dallas on banjo, fiddle, mandolin and background vocals; Dan Kelly on electric and acoustic guitar and background vocals; Matthew Engelbrecht on bass and flugelhorn and Declan Kelly on drums, percussion and vibes, Bill Chambers contributes background vocals. Sticking to her trademark no-nonsense live recording style, Kasey and the band recorded the album in just 7 days in April this year.
The first single Wheelbarrow was written and performed with label and band mate Ashleigh Dallas. Wheelbarrow’s swaggerly blues perfectly captures Kasey and Ashleigh’s collective love for melding the new and antique. Their brassy, swaying vocals mingle with banjo beneath the swaggering layers of Dan Kelly’s overdriven guitar—thick, sweet and dirty.
Bittersweet is again testament to the songwriting talents of an artist who has won 10 APRA Awards (she holds the record for the highest awarded solo APRA Songwriter in Australia across 10 studio albums), 10 ARIA Awards, 20 Golden Guitar Awards and nominations for 2 Americana Music Awards.
Kasey Chambers will premiere her new album Bittersweet at the Gympie Music Muster, followed by three intimate east coast city shows in September.
TICKETS ON SALE NOW!
Saturday August 30, Gympie Music Muster
Tuesday September 2, Lefties Old Time Music Hall – Brisbane
Wednesday September 3, Northcote Social Club – Melbourne
1300 724 867
Thursday September 4, Newtown Social Club – Sydney
1300 724 867
Friday September 26, The Venue – Townsville
Sunday September 28, Music Botanica – Cairns
1300 855 835
This giveaway is now closed.Congratulations to: Debbie, Maya, Joanne, Kylie, Irene, Shandelle, Richard, Adrianne,Shannan, Mascha & Carmel
Thanks to Warner Music and Kasey Chambers, one lucky winner will receive this Bittersweet pack, including: a signed CD, limited edition red vinyl LP, KC baseball cap and tote bag
and… there are also 10 SIGNED Bittersweet CD albums (standard edition RRP$25) to be won
Please answer the following question in the comments below
What is your most memorable bittersweet moment?
This giveaway will close 5pm Thursday 11th September 2014
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This giveaway run in accordance with my disclosure policy, please read the terms and conditions below
Terms and Conditions: 1. Entries must be made via the commenting system below (entries on facebook are not valid). 2. Entries close 5pm Thursday 11th September 2014. 3. One entry per household. Open to Australian residents only. 4. This giveaway is a game of skill. The judge’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. 5. RRP price of prize pool is $310.00 6. One winner will be chosen for the Bittersweet pack and 10 runners up will receive one cd each. 7. The winner will be contacted by email. 8. If I have not received a reply from the winner within 7 days the prize will be forfeited and redrawn. 9. The Organised Housewife will take no responsibility for any delay, loss or damage to prizes sent to winners.