Date: Sunday 4 November 2018
The last Stone Pony show of the year finishes with a joyous bang as well-loved Australian singer-songwriter Fred Smith comes to the stage with his new double album titled ‘Great’, a rollicking hayride through American history, politics and pathologies.
The new double album features his brilliant balladry balanced with some raucous piss taking, and brings to the fore his reverence and comprehension of American musical stylings and mythology. It’s a riot and a romp through songs and stories with American settings – mostly wry but sympathetic accounts of characters fictional and otherwise. The lead single, What Could Go Wrong, lampoons the contradictions in the Trump platform while celebrating compelling mix of ebullience and bald-faced egotism that makes Donald J Trump great television.
So what’s an Australian songwriter doing writing American stories? “Fair question” says Fred. “Like most of us, I grew up steeped in American culture: writers from O’Henry to Steinbeck, television from CHiPS to the A-Team, and 20th Century America produced musical stylings so sublime they have become universal mediums of musical expression.”
Stone Pony audiences will be treated to two sets of pure Fred Smith, accompanied for these performances by South Australian songstress Jen Lush and bass guitarist Mark Seddon.
You won’t want to miss this one, tickets will sell out so get in quick! Early bird tickets on sale until 19th October.
“…one of our finest lyricists…he shows true mastery of crafting melodies and marrying them to the words without recourse to a shotgun. Add his natural wit, keen powers of observation, unassuming delivery and understated accompaniment and he effortlessly draws you into the world of each of these character-driven songs.”
John Shand, Sydney Morning Herald
“Smith is great…again”.
Chris Lambie, Forte Magazine.
Friday 2nd November
Tickets are on sale now through Ticketebo F $23 / C $20
$20 Early Bird tickets available until the 19th October
Doors open 7pm / Music starts 8pm
Willunga Show Hall, Main Road, Willunga
After booking tickets online, for table reservations of 6 people or more please call Dave Greenslade on 0405 130 910
Please Note: No BYO food or alcohol.
Stone Pony will have a licensed bar and food menu available from 7pm
Variety Concert with
Eileen Darley Helen Bock
Catherine Fitzgerald & Pat Rix
Semaphore Guitar Band
Info Jane : 0439 181 404
Tickets from Try booking
Saltwater Taffy CD Launch – Long Time Travelling
Wakefield Hotel Dec 2 @ 2pm
Opening Night! It’s going to be a great night of Bluegrass, Old Time and Acoustic Music. Camping, jamming, everything on site. Get set for a fabulous weekend. Program coming soon, check out some of the bands on our website www.wirrinabluegrass.com.
Free event at the wheatsheaf hotel