Graeme Connors brings North to Newcastle

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Queensland’s number one songwriter Graeme Connors’ 25th Anniversary celebration of his landmark album NORTH is now headed to Newcastle.

North was written about Graeme’s Queensland roots, describing life in the North with songs like Cyclone Season, Let the Canefields Burn and the iconic title track A Little Further North Each Year. Queensland’s #1 singer songwriter has always had the spirit of his hometown and state in his songs and it shines all through this album.

During the show, that comes to Newcastle’s Civic Theatre on March 6 2015, Graeme performs the complete album North, from beginning to end.

“I hold the album North very close to me. It’s about the place I come from & I couldn’t be happier celebrating its 25th anniversary in Queensland, the state that inspired it.” explains Connors.

The second half of the show will be stacked with the hits & audience favourites from 17 CD’s from his first And When Morning Comes produced by Kris Kristofferson, to his 2013 release Kindred Spirit this will be a concert to remember from Australia’s Greatest Storyteller.

“It all started in December 1973 when I walked out of the classroom, the next day I hopped on a Fokker Friendship flight to Brisbane, jumped in a waiting hire car – and two hours later stepped on stage to open for a show in Toowoomba, …hard to believe it’s 40 years ago, it feels like yesterday” says Graeme.

In a career spanning four decades, Graeme has released 17 albums, received multiple songwriter & album awards including an ARIA Award, Golden Guitar Awards, national & international songwriter awards as well as writing an extensive and impressive catalogue of songs for other artists including John Denver, Jon English and Slim Dusty, along with his own work; and for that, Graeme is included in the Queensland Influential Artists Q150 Icons List sharing that accolade with the likes of Geoffrey Rush, Judith Wright & The Bee Gees.

The show rolls into The Civic Theatre on March 6 2015. For more information and tickets, visit The Civic Theatre’s website.

 

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