Monday, April 11, 2011
James Durst Welcomes KATH BUCKELL (Australia)
201 South Division Street, Peekskill, NY USA
KATH BUCKELL is a storyteller and balladeer inspired by the spacious Australian landscape of the bush land where she grew up. She has traveled the world, making a career for herself in Australia, Israel and now the US, sharing with her audiences a narrative of Australian poetry and culture. Encouraged by Aoife Clancy, daughter of Bobby Clancy of the renowned Clancy Brothers, Kath moved to the US to pursue her career here. She now performs with a project called The Jammin’ Divas with Ms. Clancy, Becky Chace and Hadar Noiberg, exploring the richness of folk music through fusing the disparate cultures of Ireland, USA and Australia. She has just released her newest CD, Faces Do Not Change, produced by saxophonist Jaruslav Jakubovic (Carly Simon, Paul Simon) and guitarist Daniel Jakubovic, with special guest Ula Hedwig.
"Kath is a true singer/songwriter. Beautiful lyrics with melodies that take you back to the 'Old Country'. Simply mesmerizing - don't miss her!" --Larry Oaks, The Bitter End, NYC
• JAMES DURST, your musical host, has quietly traversed the planet since 1965, performing for rapt audiences of all ages in 49 states and 45 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, Scandinavia, the Middle East, Southeast Asia, in Russia, Azerbaijan, Japan, Korea and most recently India and Israel. He draws from a rich and ever-evolving repertoire of distinctive original and collected songs in more than two dozen languages that reflect a global perspective and underscore the interconnectedness we share with all of life. Engaging each disparate audience in a participatory journey distilled from his travels, he brings us closer to our world and each other. James will introduce each evening with a short opening set. For more about James & his music visit www.JamesDurst.com.
“A talented entertainer of no little range and versatility. His sometimes funny, more often poignant songs of other lands were always fascinating. Their ultimate message of peace and understanding left a warm impression of this delightful artist.”—Don Anderson, Winnipeg Free Press