Kasey Chambers – Byron Bay Blues & Roots Festival, Australia – 29.03.2002

Happy Australia Day to all my countrymen today.   And if you don’t have the day off to celebrate (like me), feel free to pop a few tins at knock off.   Good onya!

Also, big shout out to one of my favorite writers, Seth Godin, for today’s launch of his new his new book Linchpin.   I am about half way through an advance copy that I was clever enough to commandeer and I have really enjoyed it so far.   It’s a book about making a bigger contribution to things that matter and being an artist.   Even if you don’t paint or write songs etc.   A very timely read for me being half way through the second week of a new job.

Seth, drops plenty of knowledge throughout the book.   Specifically on page 41 in what could be the most widely quoted passage in the book:

Donald Bradman was an Australian cricket player.   He was also the best athlete who ever lived.   By any statistical measure, he was comparatively the best at what he did.   He was far better at cricket than Michael Jordan was at basketball or Jack Nicklaus was at golf.

It’s very difficult to be as good as Donald Bradman.   In fact, it’s impossible.

So Seth, an American writer in New York City, clearly knows his stuff.   He goes on to say that none of us will have the skills to be like Willie Nelson, Jerry Garcia or especially Terry Schlicting.  However, each of us have talent and can generously contribute and can develop the ability to move people.   It’s an inspiring book.

On to the show here today, we have some Aussie Americana music from Kasey Chambers.   Never been to this Festival but many of my people back home love it and go every year.   The lineup this year, right here, is first rate again.   If you are ever in Australia you will probable end up in Byron Bay.   Some of the most beautiful beaches in the world.   It’s an amazing place.

Bill Chambers, Kasey’s dad, does some great guitar playing on this show.   He played on the Buddy Miller show I posted here also.   “Runaway Train” is posted over here for you to check out.


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Kasey Chambers – Byron Bay Blues & Roots Festival – 2002-03-29

01 Intro
02 Runaway Train
03 If I Could
04 Nullarbor Song
05 This Flower
06 A Little Lonesome
07 Not Pretty Enough
08 Freight Train
09 Sometimes She Forgets *
10 Changed The Locks
11 Don’t Talk Back
12 Intrumental
13 The Captain

*w/ Steve Earle

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  1. Happy Aussie Day there fella – skills like Schlicting

  2. Hey there Mate,

    Apologies for the long post, but couldn’t see a way to PM and don’t do FB, etc. (feel free to edit or delete if you want).

    Just discovered your blog, from a post you’d made on a 1978-11-17 GD show on the IA. Then I found you had a Chris Smithers show, who I’ve been quite blown away by from the little I’ve heard, and which I’m currently downloading; thanks bro.

    Had a browse and like more of what I see — Willy, Emmy Lou, The Band, Kasey. Gonna have to check out the three girls next I reckon.

    Also see, from this post, that you appear to be an Aussie living in the US. Well, I’m a seppo living in Oz. And, appears you might be in the Chicago area, which is where my sister lives, although I grew up in CA.

    Thanks for the tunes; it is indeed GTBA.

    Cheers, Brian

    • Thanks for stopping by Brian and it was great to hear from you. I’m glad you found some good tunes. Chris Smither is coming to Chicago next year and I am pumped to see him.

  3. I have been a fan of Kasey Chambers ever since I saw her on Austin City Limits. She is a beautiful lady with a beautiful voice. Thanks for posting this. I just stumbled across your site and it looks great. thanks you for all your posts


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