Geoff from Lushpup Images has sent through these pictures and words from Saturday Night’s CD launch by Canberra’s own Fred Smith.
I think the gig marked a real step-up in the stage-craft and production of a Fred Smith performance. As always, his songs were passionate and rendered well and his band (Liz Frencham (double bass), Lachlan Coventry (pedal steel and electric guitar) and John Jones (drums)) supplied excellent and solid support.
The addition of projected images of Afghanistan worked well too. The audience was made up of an eclectic mix with many folk attending their first show after hearing a couple of tracks on the radio. ABC Canberra’s Virginia Haussegger introduced both sets with great gush. I never realised she was such a fan.
I had the privilege of attending the soundcheck to get some stills of Fred and his band prior to the show and am attaching a couple of them for RA to have a look at. There is a larger set to be found at Fred’s page on Lushpup Images.
The album is available on iTunes.