20 Years since the release of Kasey Chambers’ debut album “The Captain”

Words by Jamie Aps (Alt Media) http://www.altmedia.net.au/kasey-chambers/131800

Next year will mark 20 years since the release of Kasey Chambers’ debut album, The Captain, and yet despite this she is still incredibly humble and self deprecating when speaking about her journey.

“To be honest when I first started playing music, even before The Captain, I resigned myself to the fact I would never be successful in music because I realised my style of music wasn’t incredibly popular and I’ve got a pretty annoying voice,” Kasey said with a hearty laugh.

By understanding that her journey through music was likely not going to be an easy one Chambers was able to simply focus on creating the music which “felt right” in the moment rather than looking for the next best career move or opportunity.

“Although this will sound weird I don’t look at making records as part of my career,” explained Chambers. “I just go with what feels right and at the end of the day I’ve based my whole career on that idea so arguably that has been my best career move.”

This could not have been anymore evident than with the release of her latest record, Campfire, which is a stark contrast to her previous release Dragonfly.

Dragonfly was a very produced, pop infused record which saw Kasey working with the likes of Paul Kelly, Keith Urban and Ed Sheeran.

“[Dragonfly] was one of the most important and poignant records I’ve ever made,” reflected Chambers. “I poured so much of myself into that record and it was certainly a turning point in my life.”

Having invested so much of herself emotionally into Dragonfly and by also pushing herself creatively Chambers’ “knee jerk” reaction for the next record was to strip everything back in order to reconnect with what makes her who she is “musically and personally.”

In order to achieve that goal and Chambers chose to work only with very close friends and family. Working alongside Kasey on Campfire were friend and bandmate Brandon Dodd, longtime family friend Alan Pigram, and her father Bill Chambers.

As Kasey told City Hub simply to have the opportunity “go so far back to my roots” was a real privilege and something she felt incredibly “lucky” to be able to do. This sense of gratitude also carries through to the response she has seen now whilst touring the record around Australia.

“To have people responding in such a positive way is really lovely,” Chambers said before jokingly adding, “I’m 41 now so I feel so grateful to be able to still go out and play sold out shows, I don’t want to get a day job either so I’m really happy that I can still tour.”

Jun 21. Seymour Centre, Cnr City Rd & Cleveland St, Chippendale. $43.80-$78.30+b.f. Tickets & Info: www.kaseychambers.com

Kasey Chambers “Campfire” Pre-sale TODAY!

Campfire Pre-sale TODAY!

Join Kasey Chambers by the “Campfire” for a musical journey through the stories of places, people, cultures, and sounds that have inspired one of Australia’s most revered performers.

Be part of this intimate acoustic experience enjoying songs new and old that have shaped Kasey’s rich and unique life travelling through the vast lands of Australia, America, and Africa.

Playing songs from her new album “Campfire” (Out April 27) and all her much-loved songs from way back to The Captain and Barricades and Brickwalls days up until now. Don’t miss a very special evening of music and stories with Kasey and the Fireside Disciples.

Campfire is an album I have wanted to make my whole life and represents the connection I’ve had to the different lands and cultures throughout my life that have influenced me the most. I have taken all of those experiences and put them into songs and sounds for Campfire. Join us for a very special evening of music and stories of the places, people, cultures, and sounds that I would like to share with you all around my Campfire.

Everyone sing ‘round the campfire… where the song of the Curlew awaits….
And dance with me under the moonlight until the morning breaks
Kasey Chambers

KASEY CHAMBERS TO RELEASE 12TH STUDIO ALBUM CAMPFIRE ON APRIL 27 – ANNOUNCES EXTENSIVE NATIONAL TOUR DATES

WATCH THE OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR THE CAMPFIRE SONG HERE

PRE-ORDER CAMPFIRE ALBUM HERE

Australian country icon Kasey Chambers is pleased to announce the upcoming release of her 12th studio album, Campfire, which will be available on April 27 and is available for pre-order here.

Joining Kasey on Campfire is her band The Fireside Disciples, consisting of three of her favourite musicians – Brandon Dodd, who has toured the world with Kasey over the last three years; Alan Pigram, a long-time family friend, fellow musician (from the renowned band The Pigram Brothers) and Indigenous elder from Broome WA; and of course her Dad, Bill Chambers, who has been the biggest musical influence of her whole life.

Kasey explained her special inspiration for the album – “I grew up in the remote outback of Australia living a unique lifestyle isolated from civilisation. The campfire was the heart of our existence: for survival, creativity, inspiration. We hunted all our own food and then cooked it on the campfire. My brother and I did all our schooling via correspondence around the campfire. We used the campfire for warmth and light. We gathered around the campfire at night to play songs together as a family. Our connection to music and the land has developed through and around the campfire since I was born, so it has always stayed with me as a special part of my life.

The first taste of what fans can expect from Campfire comes from the aptly titled The Campfire Song, with the official video released and now streaming here.

Having grown up listening to the music of Emmylou Harris, Kasey is thrilled the esteemed American country star appears on the Campfire track, The Harvest & The Seed. It is an absolute dream come true that I actually have Emmylou Harris singing a duet with me on Campfire,” Kasey says. “She ended up being an “honorary” Fireside Disciple for the album.”

Campfire is an album that Kasey has wanted to make her whole life. The album represents the connection she’s had to different lands and cultures throughout her life, and drawing from the regions that have influenced her the most – Australia, Africa, Norfolk Island and America. “All these 4 places have had a significant impact on shaping who I am both musically and personally. From my early years of my family drawing from the Aboriginal way of life in the outback of Australia to experiencing the African culture and immediately connecting with it, living the seaside lifestyle in Southend, South Australia and later on, my time living on Norfolk Island to then many years of touring throughout America and being inspired by their musical culture, I have taken all of those experiences and put them into the songs and sounds for Campfire…”

Following the release of Campfire, Chambers will embark on a massive Australian tour consisting of almost 40 dates throughout May, June, July and August. The full list of tour dates and ticketing information is below.

 

KASEY CHAMBERS – CAMPFIRE 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

Friday 20 JULY- PARKES SERVICE CLUB, PARKES NSW

Saturday 21 JULY – DUBBO RSL NSW

Sunday 22 JULY- THE CROSSING THEATRE, NARRIBRI 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

Friday 10 AUGUST – DARWIN SKI CLUB (DARWIN UNDER THE STARS), DARWIN NT

Wednesday 15 AUGUST – WEST GIPPSLAND ARTS CENTRE, WARRIGAL VIC

Friday 17 AUGUST – REGENT THEATRE, YARRAM VIC

Saturday 18 AUGUST – WONTHAGGI ARTS CENTRE, WONTHAGGI VIC

 

Tickets available for pre-sale from Monday 26th March.

General sale begins Thursday 29th March.

 

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Kasey Chambers becomes youngest inductee to the Australasian Country Music Roll of Renown!

A massive congratulations to Kasey Chambers who has become the youngest inductee to the Australasian Country Music Roll of Renown.

The award was presented to Chambers at the Toyota Golden Guitar Awards on Saturday evening, and the plaque was unveiled on the rock outside the Tamworth Regional Entertainment and Conference Centre on Sunday morning.

Over her career, Chambers has released eight solo albums, won 22 Golden Guitars and had a profound effect on country music, especially the rise of alt-country.

In accepting the award, Kasey paid a special tribute to her parents Bill and Diane and to brother Nash, her long time record producer.

“I definitely wouldn’t have got to first base without my family and their involvement,” Chambers said.

Kaseys Dragonfly Tour SELLING FAST! Buy tickets now! Cairns already SOLD OUT!

For easy access to ticket links and information on the shows click on the Photo or CLICK HERE!

Kasey Nominated for Best Country Album at the 2017 ARIAS!

Coming off the back of debuting at No# 1 this year on the Aria charts Kasey Chambers, Dragonfly has been nominated for this years ARIAS Best Country Album.

Pictured below is Kasey, Vera Blue and close friend Renee (Who also made her dress!)

KASEY CHAMBERS ANNOUNCES NEW ‘DRAGONFLY ‘TOUR DATES FOR NSW, VICTORIA AND NORTH QUEENSLAND

Fresh off the back of sold out shows and rave reviews across the USA, Kasey has added further dates to her 2017 Dragonfly Tour that will take in cities across NSW, Victoria and north Queensland this spring. Both the Dragonfly album & tour have been widely heralded by fans and critics in Australian and the USA as her best ever.

KASEY CHAMBERS – ‘DRAGONFLY’ SPRING TOUR 2017

Pre-sale tickets Monday, August 7 – August 10

General tickets on sale Friday, August 11 at 9.00am (EST)

See kaseychambers.com/tour-dates for full ticket details

Sunday 20 August – THE GULF COUTNRY FRONTIER DAYS FESTIVAL, QLD

Thursday 28 September – CESSNOCK PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE, NSW

Friday 29 September – CLUB MAITLAND CITY, NSW

Saturday 30 September – WESTS NEW LAMBTON, MARYVILLE, NSW

Saturday 14 October – AKOOSTIK MUSIC FESTIVAL, WINGHAM, NSW

Sunday 29 October – GLADSTONE ENTERTIANMENT CENTRE, QLD

Tuesday 31 October – PILBEAM THEATRE, ROCKHAMPTON, QLD

Wednesday 1 November – FARVIEW TAVERN, MACKAY, QLD

Thursday 2 November – TOWNSVILLE ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE, QLD

Friday 3 November – TANKS ARTS CENTRE, CAIRNS, QLD

Wednesday 22 November – HORSHAM TOWN HALL, VIC

Thursday 23 November – WANGARATTA PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE, VIC

Friday 24 November – LATROBE PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE, TRARAGLON, VIC

Saturday 25 November – YORK ON LILYDALE, MOUNT EVELYN, VIC

Sunday 26 November – GRAND HOTEL MORNINGTON, VIC

 

Kasey Chambers ‘Dragonfly’ Available June 2nd, Pre-Order Now!

‘Dragonfly’ is now available for pre-order in the US, Canada and Mexico, ahead of its official North American release on June 2. Pre-order direct from Kasey’s store and immediately receive the tracks ‘Ain’t No Little Girl’ and ‘Shackle & Chain’.

Upcoming Shows

See www.kaseychambers.com for full ticket details

June 8 – Tractor Tavern – Seattle, WA
June 9 – Aladdin Theater – Portland, OR
June 11 – The State Room – Salt Lake City, UT
June 13 – Bluebird Theatre – Denver, CO
June 14 – Fox Theatre – Boulder, CO
June 15 – The Armory – Fort Collins, CO
June 16 – Knuckleheads Saloon – Kansas City, MO
June 17 – The Englert Theatre – Iowa City, IA
June 19 – Off Broadway – St Louis, MO
June 21 – The Bluebird – Bloomington, IN
June 22 – Thalia Hall – Chicago, IL
June 23 – The Ark – Ann Arbor, MI
June 25 – Music Box Supper Club – Cleveland, OH
July 5 – World Cafe Live Philadelphia – Philadelphia, PA
July 6 – Daryl’s House – Pawling, NY
July 7 – City Winery – New York, NY
July 8 – Infinity Hall – Norfolk, CT
July 12 – Iron Horse Music Hall – Northampton, MA
July 13 – Birchmere – Alexandria, VA
July 14 – Cats Cradle – Carrboro, NC
July 16 – The Neighborhood Theatre – Charlotte, NC
July 20 – The Peace Center – Greenville, SC
July 22 – City Winery Atlanta – Atlanta, GA

Kasey Chambers – Ain’t No Little Girl
(Official Music Video)

BOB AND KASEY – PARTS 4 & 5: LOOKING BACK & VOCAL SURGERY

Full disclosure. Kasey Chambers and I have history. A few years back, through the mystical forests of social media, I offered to provide handclaps on a future album. As yet, this offer has not been taken up. – Robert Murphy, AFL Western Bulldogs Captain

Inspirational – and hilarious – Western Bulldogs captain, Bob Murphy, sat down with his friend Kasey Chambers to chat to her about latest album Dragonfly, and the results were enlightening as well as entertaining.

Here’s Part 4: Kasey Looks Back

Part 5: Kasey on Vocal Surgery

Missed Part 1? Check it out here.

Missed Parts 2 & 3? Check them out here.

BOB AND KASEY – PARTS 2 & 3: STORY OF THE ALBUM & RECORDING WITH PAUL KELLY

Full disclosure. Kasey Chambers and I have history. A few years back, through the mystical forests of social media, I offered to provide handclaps on a future album. As yet, this offer has not been taken up. – Robert Murphy, AFL Western Bulldogs Captain

Inspirational – and hilarious – Western Bulldogs captain, Bob Murphy, sat down with his friend Kasey Chambers to chat to her about latest album Dragonfly, and the results were enlightening as well as entertaining.

Here’s Part 2: Kasey on the Story of the Album

Part 3: Kasey on Recording with Paul Kelly

Missed Part 1? Check it out here.