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.
As he wrote in her biography:
One of life’s joys is to follow the thread of an artist, particularly one as talented and forthright as Kasey. Each album is seemingly a signpost of her station in life, and like any art worth its salt there’s enough common ground for all of us to feast upon. Heartache and redemption are good like that.
‘Dragonfly’ is Kasey Chambers’ 11th album and there is much to be learned even before you hear a note. When an artist has enough songs to fill a quarry and THEN they release a double album, well, this in itself seems like a statement of intent. This girl has something to say. In sporting vernacular, she’s hitting them cleanly.
On that sporting note, as the 2017 AFL season kicks off this week (with Bob Murphy returning to captain the reigning premiers after making a full recovery from a knee injury), we’re rolling out the interview in parts across the next month.
Here’s Part 1: Kasey on Inspiration and Art
Go in the draw to WIN the actual Wheels & Dollbaby skirt Kasey wore in her “Satellite” music video + a signed poster, notebook and Dragonfly CD.
10 Runners up will also win a signed poster, notebook and CD.
To celebrate the recent No.1 ARIA Chart debut of her 11th Studio album “Dragonfly”, Kasey Chambers announces the first dates of her 2017 “Dragonfly Tour’”. “Dragonfly” is Kasey’s 5th number 1 album and proves, that one of Australia’s most loved and accomplished performers’ is unquestionably at the top of her game.
The Dragonfly double album is out now and features guests including Paul Kelly, Ed Sheeran, Grizzlee Train, Harry Hookey, Vika and Linda Bull, Keith Urban and Foy Vance. The first disc of Dragonfly was produced by ARIA Hall of Famer Paul Kelly (“The Sing Sing Sessions”), while the second was produced by Kasey’s brother Nash Chambers (“The Foggy Mountain Sessions”).
Watch the video for latest single ‘Satellite’ HERE
The “Dragonfly Tour “ will kick off around the country in April and see Kasey (and band) take in capital cities and regional towns stretching from Tasmania across to Western Australia and Victoria with more dates to be announced throughout the year. As well as all your classic Kasey Chambers hits, don’t miss the chance to see live, what Rolling Stone has described as ”Australia’s foremost progenitor of, and innovator in, the country-roots fold. Dragonfly is the masterwork of a heart laid bare in song”.
KASEY CHAMBERS – ‘DRAGONFLY’ AUSTRALIAN TOUR 2017
Pre-sale tickets on sale Wednesday, February 22 at 9.00am with General sale Friday, February 24 at 9.00am (EST)
See www.kaseychambers.com for full ticket details
Thursday 6 April – DEVONPORT ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE, TAS
Friday 7 April – THEATRE ROYAL, HOBART, TAS
Saturday 8 April – COUNTRY CLUB SHOWROOM, LAUNCESTON, TAS
Sunday 9 April – BURNIE ARTS CENTRE, BURNIE, TAS
Thursday 20 April – GEELONG PLAYHOUSE, GEELONG, VIC
Friday 21 April – THE REGENT THEATRE, YARRAM, VIC
Saturday 22 April – THE PALMS, CROWN MELBOURNE, VIC
Sunday 23 April – MEMO THEATRE, HEALESVILLE, VIC
Friday 28 April – QUEENS PARK THEATRE, GERALDTON, W.A
Saturday 29 April – ASTOR THEATRE, PERTH, W.A
Sunday 30 April – RAVENSWOOD HOTEL, RAVENSWOOD, W.A
Tuesday 2 May – BUNBURY REGIONAL ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE, W.A
Thursday 4 May – ALBANY ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE, W.A
Friday 5 May – ESPERANCE CIVIC CENTRE, W.A
Saturday 6 May – GOLDFIELDS ARTS CENTRE, KALGOORLIE, WA
Dragonfly is Out Now