yes that Hobart show was fierce. Never know what to expect down there. Saw Tony Joe White at the airport. Travelling light as usual. An icon and a comrade.People came to our show after seeing him earlier at the Casino.
Yelling and screaming - whooping and hollering crowd- and not just me...
Back in melbourne I did BLB at RRR with E Wack and Mick Harvey came in to talk about his latest album "sketches from the book of the dead". Was on the show for an hour talking about the recording and the deaths and the singing.
Lighter than it sounds. The talk and the sounds.
Drove down the Hume and stopped at Tarcutta at 8:30 pm . Tried Holbrook and Gundagai in the past.The lady brought home cooked lamb shank soup to our rooms. Country cooking and hospitality! I didn't think it existed!
The next day we drove into Sydney. Stopped at Gundagai. A most beautiful country town on a lovely Autumn morning. Sun shining and air clear and clean . Townsfolk are mostly elderly. Had a coffee from the art deco Niagara cafe. Drove on.
Got into Sydney and did a reading/ talk type show at the Seymour centre with Steve Cannane from the abc. Signed a lot of books and met people who would rarely go to a live show. Took questions from them.
The next day I did an interview at Fbi which is Sydneys community radio. Always an inspiring place. Interesting people working there. I had to play some fave artists. I played all contemporary and local stuff. Teeth and Tongue,Sons of Rico,Laneous and the Family Yah, Jane Dust, the Ancients, Belles will Ring and a few others. Meant to play Art Rush and Cloud Control and Stu Thomas and Yeo but not enough time.
Tonight we play at Notes Live on Enmore Rd- 2 sets from 8:45 pm with reading. Sound like a chef/ redstauranteur.
Friday 20th we are at the Vault in Windsor.
Sat 21st we are at Coogee Diggers with Dog Trumpet.
Sunday 22nd we are at the Clarendon Guesthouse in Katoomba.
On Wed 25th I am doing a reading at Manly Library.
Then we do Lizottes in Dee Why, Kincumber and Newcastle.
Then a reading at Maitland Art Gallery - 230 High st Maitland- organized by the Maitland City Library. Thats on Monday 30th May.
- dave graney
- WORKSHY - 2017 memoir out on Affirm Press. Let's get Tight - 2017 CD with Clare Moore. Moodists - Coral Snakes - mistLY. I don’t know what I am and don’t want to know any more than I already know. I aspire, in my music , to 40s B Movie (voice and presence) and wish I could play guitar like Charlie Christian or Grant Green -but not in this lifetime, I know.
2014 solo album from Dave Graney. *****"If I've learnt anything in my years of writing about music it's that if you are going to do anything of worth in this tough game, you better have your own thing. Today's generic is easily replaced by tomorrow's. And yet you need to be flexible, to follow wherever the songs demand. In the case of this, only the second credited as a solo album among 30 or so Graney releases, it's a curious yet welcoming lane he walks you down, with acoustic guitars, not much percussion, vibes, smooth sounds. At the end of it you feel like you've awoken from a strange yet pleasant summer's dream. As shot by Luis Bunuel. It ranges from off-kilter reveries (A Woman Skinnies Up a Man, The Old Docklands Wheel) through to the softly seductive (How Can You Get Out of London) and the downright arch (Look Into My Shades, Everything Is Great In The Beginning.) This is music that is neither folk, nor blues, nor country, but it's all Graney, somewhere out to the left field beyond Lee Hazlewood's raised eyebrow. It's astringent on the tongue but sweetens in the telling." Noel Mengel Brisbane Courier Mail
you've been in my mind
June 2012 super high energy pop rock album - blazing electric 12 strings - total 70s rock drive. Greatest yet! available via paypal - $20 pp
SUPERMODIFIED - August 2010 remixed/re-sung/re-strung//remastered/replayed comp via PAYPAL
also available as a digital album
Knock yourself (2009)-first ever dg solo set-filthy electro r&b-available via Paypal- $20
available as a digital album too
We Wuz Curious (2008)-blazing R&B jazz pop album available via paypal-$20
UNAVAILABLE-COMPLETELY SOLD OUT!!!
AVAILABLE AS A DIGITAL album
Hashish and Liquor (2005 double disc by Dave Graney and Clare Moore) available via Paypal $25
UNAVAILABLE-COMPLETELY SOLD OUT!!!
Single album HASHISH available as a digital release