RICHARD BUCKNER AND EDITH FROST
Australian Tour April 2007
Richard Buckner & Edith Frost, undoubtedly two of the world’s finest contemporary singer-songwriters, are coming to Australia this April to play what will be a series of very special double headline shows.
Buckner has just released his 8th album, Meadow , marking the latest chapter that began in San Francisco in the early 90s & has seen Buckner chase his muse throughout the world many times over. In true Buckner style Meadow delves into the restless energy of the heart, themes of motion vs stillness, all soaring & swelling around Buckner’s signature trifecta of enigmatic poetics, swirling melodies, & that voice – oh that voice! – a soothing drawl that’s somehow haunting & calming at the same time. With a live show that often sees Buckner wantonly deconstruct & then magnificently rebuild his songs, & that incredible voice which seems to take on a whole other dimension in the live setting, Richard Buckner is an artist not to be missed in his own right.
But when teamed on a bill with someone of the calibre of Edith Frost you know you are guaranteed for something unforgettable. Frost has been called both a chantuese & a country torch singer – but Edith’s style of writing, singing & playing is all that & more. Her spin on “country” has many roots – folk, blues, tin-pan alley & jazz – making the eclectic nature of her music a natural thing. “Edith Frost gives new hope for those seeking that kind of introspective, country-tinged singer-songwriter stuff but who’re bored to tears with the way it sounds. Over the course of a few generally excellent Drag City albums, Frost has taken the form and given it goose…” (John Payne, LA Weekly).
Joining Richard Buckner & Edith Frost on all east coast shows is the skewed pop genius of J Walker (Machine Translations).
Richard Buckner “Meadow” out now on Merge/Stomp. Edith Frost “It’s A Game” out now on Drag City/Spunk.
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