The Amazing Fred Smith has sent word that he’s bringing his “Dust of Uruzgan” tour to the Street Theatre.
Songwriter Fred Smith recently returned from 18 months working as a tribal and political advisor alongside Australian Forces in Uruzgan Province. He wrote a collection of songs from his experiences, and played concerts on the Multinational Base in Tarin Kowt where his music has become legendary. These songs are now available on an album called Dust of Uruzgan .
Fred Smith is known on the festival circuit for his comic performances, and there is a thread of wry humour running through Dust of Uruzgan. It offers counter weight to the darker territory explored in many of the songs, and opens up the audience to more human and three dimensional understanding of the experience of soldiers and civilians involved in this complex war.
Fred Smith playing with double bassist Liz Frencham and band in a show that includes a stunning series of projected photos from Afghanistan.
Anytime you can see a Fred Smith show is a good night.
Just before he went to Afghanistan Fred recorded a podcast with us that is worth a listen if you’re unfamiliar with his earlier work.