Sydney singer digs country gigs
Thursday, 29th August, 2013
By Emily Roberts
Sydney singer-songwriter Wes Carr will be revealing his “Roadtrip Confessions” at Club Legion this weekend.
To promote the album of the same name, he is on a tour of capital cities and country towns. Thi sis first time in more than two years that her has mounted a full-scale tour.
e, he is on a tour of capital cities and country towns. Thi sis first time in more than two years that her has mounted a full-scale tour.
“I’ve been to Broken Hill and through it, but I’ve never performed there,” Wes said. “I am looking forward to it - very much so.
“I have a strange connection with Broken Hill. My great, great, great grandfather walked from Adelaide to Broken Hill to work on the mines,” Wes said.
“He was also known for being able to tap dance with a beer on his head - without spilling a drop of it.
“He’s left behind a funny legacy.”
Wes will arrive in town on Saturday for a show that night at Club Legion.
“This weekend I will be doing a Riverland Run - from Mildura, Broken Hill to Cobdogla’
“I’ve been performing all over the place - I’ve been everywhere.
“I’ve seen some great place. Especially, living in the city, you don’t often see rural and special places.
“Seeing different cultures and how multicultural this vast land is, it is great.”
Wes said country crowds were always great to play to.
“I enjoy bringing my music to regional areas. This is the most extensive regional tour I have done.
“Regional crowds are great to play music to - they support live music.”
Wes has returned to his organic singer/songwriter roots with his new album which has folk and alternative country overtones.
“I wanted to work on something different and new,” he said.
“It was exciting and interesting. It is also a lot different to the rock and pop music I was doing. This is more folk-inspired.
“It’s going back to where I came from. This is a lot more me.
“People should come and enjoy listening to my story.”