Regional Arts Development Central West NSW

Live & Kicking: Meet the Songwriter Sessions – Cletis Carr

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Friday 25 March, doors 6pm. The Agrestic Grocer, Orange. This session features singer songwriter Cletis Carr, who is perched firmly atop the Americana/Folk/ Blues summit with original tunes.

His tales of joy, heartbreak, redemption, ordinary madness and everyday heroes are draped in a rich tapestry of acoustic steel-string and resonator guitars.

Patrons of The Agrestic Grocer who are Ruby Tuesday followers would remember Cletis from his successful string of shows bringing Dire Straits Self-titled album to life a couple of years ago. Cletis is an accomplished songwriter with over 120 compositions released, some of these have been covered by other artists including The Pogues as well as appearing on TV & film soundtracks.  His Songs have received praise from the likes of Peter Frampton, Phil Collins, Emmylou Harris and David Crosby. As a performer over the years he has toured  the world, sharing stages with Tom Petty, John Mellencamp, Elvis Costello, Joan Jett, Nick Lowe and Huey Lewis, and performed with members of AC/DC, Rose Tattoo, the Easybeats, and the Saints.

Late Last year Cletis thrilled a Bathurst Live & Kicking audience with his fluid slide guitar and the depth and range of his song writing that resonates right across his latest EP “Lurid Casino of Existence”. He is also a consummate story teller and his tales of backstage stage life add another element to the entertainment.

This year will see the re-release of the 1997 second album by his former band Hill Billy Moon, (with Paul Norton, Wendy Stapleton, and the late Rose Tattoo legend Peter Wells. He will also be releasing a full length Blues album.

Come and catch Cletis Carr at The Agrestic Grocer for a very entertaining Meet the Songwriter session of Original Live Music. You won’t be able to live stream or download it, you’ve gotta be there to experience it. Book your tickets now.

Arts OutWest is pleased to present in conjunction with The Agrestic Grocer in Orange a series of Live & Kicking Meet the Songwriter sessions featuring the Original music of artists from The Central West. Live & Kicking gigs are supported by the Australian Governments Live Music Australia.