Kasey Chambers is a national treasure – a singer-songwriter so exceptional that I reckon she should have her own theme park. In lieu of such a park, however, her fans can pay tribute by listening to her new music as soon as it’s released. So I shouldn’t be slightly late posting about her new single, ‘The Campfire Song’, but I am.
Chambers has released the song under the moniker ‘Kasey Chambers & The Fireside Disciples’. I’m going to presume that the three men in the band – Brandon Dodd, who has toured with Kasey over the last three years; Alan Pigram, a long-time family friend, fellow musician (from The Pigram Brothers) and Indigenous elder from Broome, WA; and her father, Bill Chambers – are her disciples.
Chambers’s sound has evolved with each album but it’s always true to her, and in a way that doesn’t alienate her fans. Lyrically, musically and in performance, she is one of the most exciting, compelling artists in the land. ‘The Campfire Song’ harkens to the roots of her sound yet it doesn’t sound like it could have come from an earlier album. She’s still evolving, and still exceptional.
Watch the video for ‘The Campfire Song’ on YouTube.
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‘The Campfire Song’ is taken from Chambers’s upcoming album, Campfire, due for release on 27 April ahead of a national tour.
Wednesday 23 MAY – CASINO RSM, CASINO NSW
Thursday 24 MAY – C EX-SERVICES CLUB, COFFS HARBOUR NSW
Friday 25 MAY – CLUB FORSTER, FORSTER NSW
Saturday 26 MAY – LAURIETON UNITED SERVICES CLUB, LAURIETON NSW
Thursday 31 MAY – GRIFFITH REGIONAL THEATRE, GRIFFITH NSW
Friday 1 JUNE – CIVIC THEATRE, WAGGA WAGGA NSW
Saturday 2 JUNE – SWAN PACC, SWAN HILL NSW
Sunday 3 JUNE – MILDURA MAC, VIC
Thursday 14 JUNE – MINGARA RECREATION CLUB, TUMBI UMBI NSW
Friday 15 JUNE – THE CUBE, CAMPBELLTOWN NSW
Saturday 16 JUNE – ROOTY HILL RSL, ROOTY HILL NSW
Sunday 17 JUNE – ULLADULLA SERVICES CLUB NSW
Thursday 21 JUNE – SEYMOUR CENTRE, SYDNEY NSW
Friday 22 JUNE – ANITA’S THEATRE, THIRROUL NSW
Saturday 23 JUNE – PANTHERS, BATHURST NSW
Sunday 24 JUNE – CANBERRA PLAYHOUSE THEATRE, CANBERRA ACT
Thursday 28 JUNE – THE EVENT CENTRE, CALOUNDRA QLD
Friday 29 JUNE – TWIN TOWNS, TWEED HEADS NSW
Sunday 1 JULY – BRISBANE POWERHOUSE, BRISBANE QLD
Thursday 5 JULY – THE DESERT CAVE, COOBER PEDY SA
Saturday 7 JULY – ARALUEN ARTS CENTRE, ALICE SPRINGS NT
Wednesday 11 JULY – FRANKSTON ARTS CENTRE, FRANKSTON VIC
Thursday 12 JULY – BURRINJA THEATRE, UPWEY VIC
Friday 13 JULY – THE PALMS AT CROWN, MELBOURNE VIC
Saturday 14 JULY – THE PLAYHOUSE GPAC, GEELONG VIC
Thursday 19 JULY – ALBURY THEATRE, ALBURY VIC
Saturday 21 JULY – DUBBO RSL NSW
Thursday 2 AUGUST – NORTHERN FESTIVAL THEATRE, PORT PIRIE SA
Friday 3 AUGUST – THEBARTON THEATRE, ADELAIDE SA
Saturday 4 AUGUST – SIR ROBERT HELPMANN THEATRE, MT GAMBIER SA
Sunday 5 AUGUST – LIGHTHOUSE THEATRE, WARRNAMBOOL VIC
Thursday 9 AUGUST – TANKS, CAIRNS QLD
Wednesday 15 AUGUST – WEST GIPPSLAND ARTS CENTRE, WARRIGAL VIC
Friday 17 AUGUST – REGENT THEATRE, YARRAM VIC
Saturday 18 AUGUST – WONTHAGGI ARTS CENTRE, WONTHAGGI VIC