Currently on tour (November-December 2014) in support of his new album ‘Heartwood’, KARL S. WILLIAMS took time our for LifeMusicMedia…
:: What track changed your life ::
Dark Was The Night, Cold Was The Ground by Blind Willie Johnson. A wordless and primitive expression of pure beauty. It showed me that all artifice could be done away with and the song could be whittled to its core, transcending even language.
It’s pretty much stating the obvious that Australia loves Kaki King, and with the amount of trips the girl in question has made down here since bursting into our consciousness back in 2007, it’s also obvious the love flows both ways.
With recently announced November shows in most states, fans can once again catch up with the inimitable Kaki King as she performs songs from her latest release, the critically acclaimed Junior.
“King’s playing is awe-inspiring …. It’s darn near impossible to resist her charms.” – NME
“King’s voice, whether riding roughshod over her band’s new found bravura arrangements, or playing the smoky chanteuse, is still a decisive instrument of its own; fruity and brusque or lilting and cowed, she makes every word count.” – Mojo ****
The Queenscliff Music Festival’s 2010 program just got a whole lot bigger with the announcement of a swag of new acts for the program. Joining the already wide array of artists on the festival stages will be the man many have labelled the “black Johnny Cash” Frank Yamma, Melbourne favourites, The Meanies, wildly talented Perth outfit Mama Kin, Mr Percival, blues miesters Blue Shaddy & the Ray Beadle Band, the afro-columbian rhythms of Watussi, Kim Churchill, Skipping Girl Vinegar, Paul
Greene, Andy Bull, Ashleigh Mannix, Catherine Britt, The Bedroom Philosopher, Jazz groovers, Louie Prez, Mark Ferrie’s latest outfit, The Mercurials, Sweethearts, The Nymphs, Kate Vigo, Claude Hay, Tiffany Eckhardt & Dave Steel, The Go Set, The Mojo Corner, Victoriana Gaye, The Rustys, Quarry Mountain Dead Rats, Sweet Delores, Ghost Mutt, Stephen McEwan, Courtney Barnett, Catherine Sanzaro and DJ Ken Eavel.Continue reading 2010 Queenscliff Music Festival – Complete Lineup!→
The first round of artists for this year’s Queenscliff Music Festival have been revealed as well as a number of exciting, new announcements at a special launch event on Tuesday 10th August, held at Melbourne’s Transit Lounge, where the incomparable girl-with-the-loop-pedal, Evelyn Morris aka.Pikelet, dangled the musical carrot with a Festival preview performance.The 2010 festival line up when completed will deliver over 80 acts presenting 150 performances in 13 venues across Queenscliff on the weekend of 26-27-28 November.
Today’s Queenscliff Music Festival media launch included a set by the charming PIKELET.
Direct from 3 years of staging large scale concerts in Macau and 10 years at the USA’s Telluride Blues and Brews Festival, New Festival Director, Michael Carrucan, has added a new stage called The Crossing Stage, and ensured everything kicks off on an ultra high note with The Lighthouse Stage opening a day earlier to encompass the Friday night. Continue reading Queenscliff Music Festival 2010 Launch→