Country music great, Graeme Connors is doing what he does best and is taking to the road for a string of shows, performing his classic songs but also the latest music off his current album.
The recently released album ‘from the backcountry’, is his first set of new songs in seven years.
Recorded with renowned producer Matt Fell, the album is a journal of Graeme’s explorations over that period.
No stranger to Dubbo, Graeme is coming back to the city on Thursday, October 18 to play at the Dubbo RSL, a venue he says has really looked after him.
“I’m really looking forward to coming back out. I’m no stranger to Dubbo, I’ve been there several times before,” he said.
Graeme will be in town the day before the anticipated arrival of Prince Harry and Meagan Markle and said there was some trouble getting accommodation, but thankfully he was able to find a place to stay.
With Graeme for the tour is crew members, musicians and his wife.
“We’ve got it down to an art,” he laughed about touring.
“We (Graeme and his wife) like to add a day or two to soak up the scenery.
“It’s a great way to incorporate work into life.”
During his highly-anticipated show fans will enjoy the hits that made him a household name, favourites from his 19 album catalogue and special debut performances from his upcoming 2018 album.
“Audiences do anticipate hearing their favourites (songs),” Graeme said.
“It’ll be a two hour show because there’s so much to get through. But audiences are very loyal.”
Unless you’re the flavour of the month it can be hard to get exposure, which was why touring was a great way to get your music out to the public, Graeme said.
“If you chase the market you’ll always be behind the market. You’ve got to ride the waves of the industry,” he said.
With a career spanning over 40 years, 17 albums and countless accolades, Graeme has acquired that rare ability to simplify complex ideas, reflect on serious issues with a smile, and combine philosophy and humour with his own unique voice.
“I’ve had incredible highs and I’ve been at the bottom… my thing is to write what matters to you,” he said.
Graeme has received numerous awards during his more than 40-year career for his contribution to Country Music.
Golden Guitars, ARIA, PPCA and APRA Awards line his shelves, with his most recent prestigious accolade, 2016 inductee to the Roll of Renown (Australia’s Country Music Hall of Fame).
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