QLD Poetry Festival 2011 is only days away (20 to be precise), so I thought it was time to tune the dials of Lost Shark Radio to some of the sounds that will be bursting from the walls of the Judith Wright Centre, when QPF takes centre stage from August 26 – 28.
Andy White: If You Want It
He’s a restless and prolific bugger, is Andy White. In a career spanning more than a dozen albums, collaborations with the likes of Tim Finn & Peter Gabriel, three books, including the soon to be released, Stolen Moments through Another Lost Shark Publications, Andy has always kept the bar high. Here’s the clip for If You Want It, the first single from his last album, Songwriter (2009). Andy will launch Stolen Moments at 4:00pm on Saturday August 27 as part of the session, All Is Roar And Crash. And I am sure he will dust off the guitar at some stage during the weekend!
Kate Fagan: City of Ghosts
Kate recently released her debut album, Diamond Wheel, winning the National Film & Sound Archive Award for ‘Best Folk Album’. Her work has been compared to the likes of alt-country royalty, Joni Mitchell & Gillian Welch and described as ‘lyrically lucid, emotionally persuasive and evocative‘ (Bruce Elder, SMH). And let’s not forget, she has also published three books of poetry, most recently, The Long Moment (Salt Publishing). At QPF 2011, Kate will showcase both facets of her stunning career. Kate will perform as part of QPF’s opening night concert, Of Rhythm and Rapture on Friday August 26. Tickets for the show are available here.
Bity Booker: Gallop
Bity grew up in Umbria in the countryside in a big house with horses, dogs and cats. She recently moved to Australia, where she has been gigging regularly and developing her unique style of songwriting with her clean, bright voice and classical guitar. Bity will perform as part of the session, Shooting Out The Lamps on Saturday August 27 at 6pm alongside Eliza Hull, Eleanor Jackson & Nick Powell.
To see the full QPF Program, visit http://www.queenslandpoetryfestival.com