Sunday, October 21, 2012

Ticket Giveaway - Xavier Rudd - Carnegie Music Hall - 10.29.12 - Show Preview - Concert Preview

Singer, songwriter Xavier Rudd will be appearing at the Carnegie Music Hall in Homestead next Monday, 10.29. The Australian creates his music with a variety influences and instruments including Aborigine culture, contemporary guitar with the didgeridoo, stomp box, percussion and other devices. Rudd just released his seventh studio album entitled Spirit Bird that was released this past June. The new LP combines soft, melodic vocals with unique instrumentals to create a sound that is all at once inspiring and heartbreaking. We are happy to be giving away a pair of tickets to the show. As usual just email us at pghmusicreport@gmail.com with your name to enter.



From his press:

"Spirit Bird" is the sprawling title track from Australian singer-songwriter Xavier Rudd's seventh studio album, set to drop on June 5th. The song was constructed in two sections over the course of as many years, Rudd says. The first part came during a trip to Kimberley country in northwest Australia, where he encoutered a mob of red-tailed black cockatoos, a rare site up close.

"One old-woman spirit bird locked eyes with me," Rudd recalls, "and began to creak and groan her message of time passed and changes to her country and the fear in her heart. It was all very heavy, and as she looked through me with her eyes and passed this message I felt like I sank into the earth, and my mind was racing with imagery of things that were clear, but that I had never seen previously on my journey. Almost like I was looking through someone else's eyes with someone else's memories. That night I wrote the first half of 'Spirit Bird' in the sand on a sacred beach. It poured out of me and was quite emotional."



A few years later, Rudd had started recording, and while sitting by a lake in Canada he started plucking at the first part of the song, and the second half came right then and there. The next morning, he awoke to the news that the Australian government had taken that land at James Price Point in Kimberley. Police had forcefully removed protesters and longtime land owners from their homes so construction could begin on a proposed gas plant. "It just so happens that at the exact time as that was happening," Rudd continues, "spirit was ripping through me on the other side of the world by a fire in Canada, and the result was the completion of the song 'Spirit Bird.'

Show begins at 7:30p with doors at 6:30p. Tickets are $25 and can be found here.

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