Thursday, July 23, 2009

Modest musician gets the right recognition

Queensland aboriginal songwriter Kev Carmody, a Granite Belt resident based at Ballandean, was humbled to hear of his forthcoming induction into the ARIA Hall of Fame on the 27th August.

While many critics have dubbed him the Aboriginal Australian Bob Dylan, Mr. Carmody believes he is entering the Hall of Fame with the lowest record sales in history. Such modesty highlights the performers’ modesty, and is in no way a reflection of his successful career that has seen the release of more than seven albums in his unique folk/protest style.
Carmody will be inducted at the Melbourne ceremony alongside other music greats including Little Pattie, John Paul Young, The Dingoes and Mental As Anything.

For Queensland based fans there will also be a tribute concert , Cannot Buy My Soul, at the Brisbane Riverstage on the 1st August as part of the Queensland Music Festival, with performers including Missy Higgins and Bernard Fanning. For more information visit Kev Carmody’s website.