Tuesday, January 25, 2005

The highway est ma maison

So, I came back. On a Cajun kick, currently listening to Radio KLRZ out of Larose, Louisiana on the net. Been chilling to Another Saturday Night an LP produced by Radio KLEB in Ville Platte, LA. All sorts of good stuff including Cajun Fugitive, a French language version of the Merle Haggard classic Lonesome Fugitive.

Check it out Saturday:

AUDREY AULD MEZERA (w/ band) + special guest : BILL CHAMBERS

(119 Victoria Rd, Rozelle - ph : (02) 9810 1260)

"Music with the dirt left on" is how singer/songwriter Audrey Auld Mezera describes her music. With a healthy balance of respect and irreverence for the traditions, Audrey is an engaging entertainer who writes with wit, passion and the ring of truth.

It’s a long way from Tasmania, Australia to Stinson Beach, California. Singer/songwriter Audrey Auld has made the journey across the Pacific Ocean, in the name of love.
“I married an American who I met in Tasmania more than 20 years ago. It took us a while to meet at the end of the aisle!”

“Australian country music's loss is American music's gain. With her own discs, her duet work with Bill Chambers and her Reckless Records label, Auld has created excellent country music, plus sounds that fuse country with alt-rock.” Jim Beal, San Antonio Express

With a healthy balance of respect and irreverence for the traditions Audrey is an engaging entertainer who writes and performs with passion, humor and insight. Her love of roots music is evident, as are the influences of Lucinda Williams, Loretta Lynn and her Australian mate Kasey Chambers.
"Music with the dirt left on" is how the country/roots singer/songwriter describes her music. "Closer to being organic, than something that's been manufactured." Whether humorous or poignant, Audrey’s songs carry the ring of truth.

"Audrey Auld is a great singer songwriter. She holds a unique place in contemporary Americana/Roots music. I believe that this uniqueness is largely due to the fact that she is Australian. This affords her a totally different attitude as an artist than traditional American contributors to this genre. I feel that it is fringe artists in these positions that need the most encouragement, as they are the ones who keep pop culture honest. Audrey is one of the most honest original artists I know." Fred Eaglesmith

Audrey has shared the stage with Buddy Miller, Kim Ritchie, Bill and Kasey Chambers, Jim Lauderdale, Fred Eaglesmith, Tom Russell and Charlie Louvin, opened for Keb Mo, Junior Brown, Paul Kelly, Vic Chesnutt, Chris Hillman/Herb Pederson, recorded with Fred Eaglesmith, Kieran Kane, Mary Gauthier, Carrie Rodriguez, Kimmie Rhodes and Dale Watson.

Audrey runs her own label, Reckless Records; releasing albums from Bill Chambers, Fred Eaglesmith, Mary Gauthier and The Yearlings, along with her own albums "Texas" (2005), "Losing Faith" (2003), "The Fallen" (2000), “Looking Back To See” (1999) and “Reckless Records Garage Sale” (2003)

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