The Guiding Star tour has clip-clop trotted through Victoria via Byron Bay and back up to Queensland. As I take a moment to reflect on the journey thus far I am brimming with golden moments, new and old friends and heartwarming shows that call me back to do it all over again.
The tour highlights you ask?
Songwriting in the back of my van, sleeping beside a backdrop of waves, an audience singing a chorus without me, being a newborn baby’s first ever live concert experience, jamming on live Bay FM radio with Fingal the presenter, my first live internet broadcast gig on Pineapple Lounge TV, driving along tropical NSW winding open roads in mid-morning sunshine, meeting fans old and new, screeching to a halt and rummaging through op-shops en route to shows, rapturous dancing audiences at Bendigo Blues Festivals, autographing a little girls pair of slippers, singing harmonies with Kasey Chambers, (Kasey HANDS DOWN is the most generously supportive woman in Australian music I know!) rocking out with my brother Jeb, laughing my way through bad sound-systems and soaring through the finest speakers in the oldest theatre in Bendigo, hearing my songs come to life with new musicians in each town, crying with joy when i finished writing my new song Desert Flower parked by the ocean at Lennox Head, seeing my new screen printed singlets on other people (including Kasey!), drinking beer and co-writing a rude song with Van walker in his kitchen, performing to the most captivated audience at a private house concert…and realising all the hard work is totally worth it wether or not I financially break-even!
Here is a special moment captured in film from the first Guiding Star Tour show...
The finalé to the Guiding Star tour is just around the corner for lucky folks in Brisbane! Sunday December 6th is the special eve I bring my brand new local musicians to the characterful and intimate stage of The Junk Bars ‘Skukum Lounge’ as we journey through my new Americana-Tijuana toons and end the tour in style.
(Limited Seats! Some tickets may be available on the door but only a pre-sale ticket will secure your seat)
THANK YOU for joining my musical journey!