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.
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.