Paul Kelly is on tour in Queensland this week and next, part of his 23 stop national Spring and Fall tour. Long one of Australia’s best singer/songwriters, this tour sees Paul in great form, with a new and astonishingly talented band, performing his recent Spring & Fall album in its entirety – as the song cycle he envisioned when he made the album last year. That opens the show, and then comes a really thoughtfully chosen selection of songs from the Paul Kelly back-catalogue, delightfully arranged and performed.
We counted 33 songs in all, and several encores, at the Cairns show – the opening night of his national tour. Today a celebration of Paul’s music on Tony Hillier’s World of Music. LISTEN Click on the red arrow to hear this week’s World of Music
Careless by Angie Hart from the 2002 compilation The Women At The Well
If I Could Start Today Again by Catherine Britt from the 2003 compilation Stories of Me – A Songwriters Tribute to Paul Kelly
Before Too Long by Chrissy Amphlett from The Women At The Well
Tony Hillier is one of Australia’s leading music journalists and a musician of long standing here in far north Queensland. His informed and insightful coverage of music features in The Weekend Australian and Rhythms magazine http://rhythms.com.au/
Tony Hillier’s World of Music is also available as a podcast. Search for Tony Hillier on your podcast app or in the iTunes store. And you can stay in touch with the FNQ music scene with Tony at http://www.entertainmentcairns.com/hilliers-hotline-archive.php
You can hear Tony on ABC Far North each Friday at 445pm.