THE RYDGES POST
You can catch singer-songwriter Graeme Connors in Cairns at the Cairns Civic Centre on Wednesday, July 9 at 7:30pm.
Graeme Connors has been entertaining Australians via 18 albums and live performances for four decades – he knew at age 14 that he and his guitar were destined for a musical journey and so it turned out – the awards have been many and include 14 Gold Guitars, an ARIA award, two APRA songwriting awards, two American Song Festival Awards, two MO Awards for live performance, 12 Tamworth Songwriters Association Awards and a prestigious Songmaker accolade for contribution to Australian songwriting.
Graeme is also on the Tamworth Walk of Fame but that doesn’t means he’s your traditional, stereotypical country & western singer – he’s more ‘country & coastal’, blending country with contemporary, pop and folk. As Graeme says, he is “neither a bush balladeer nor a buckle-belted ute man. He’s the guy shining a torchlight intio the mangroves to see what’s rustling about, or the traveller finding his way home to loved ones by the light of his phone.
This tour is called North 25 Years On. The original North album came out in 1988 and was recently voted #3 in the top 20 Best Australian Country Albums of all time. Earlier this year the album was remixed, re-mastered and repackaged with a bonus track, Our Native Son.