It’s just been announced that the great Leonard Cohen 2013 tour of Australia will include a concert at the Cairns Convention Centre on Tuesday November 26th. Ticket sales begin next Tuesday. The great poet & songsmith is now 78, much admired by music lovers and his fellow musicians, who have rendered many cover versions of his songs.
LISTEN Click on the red arrow to hear some of those covers in this week’s Tony Hillier’s World of Music.
Bird on a Wire – Johnny Cash from the 1994 album American Recordings
Stranger Song – Martin Simpson from the recently released Vagrant Stanzas
I’m Your Man – Monsieur Camembert from the 2007 live album Famous Blue Cheese
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.