Sat 31st May 2014
Mark Lucas & The Dead Setters
Special Guests Ghost Train
KATOOMBA RSL CLUB
86 Lurline St, Katoomba, Blue Mountains, Australia
Americana fixed with a determinedly Australian stamp, Mark Lucas spins tales of the ordinary and the extraordinary to a backdrop of guitars, fiddle, mandolin and three part harmonies, embracing folk, country, blues and roots with a foot in the past and ear to the future.
Together with the Dead Setters he’s have played everywhere from corner pubs to major festivals, releasing half a dozen albums along the way.
If you’re looking for the real thing they know where it went…
Praise for current cd ”Putting on the Dog”:
“perfectly exemplifies Lucas’s love of the Heartworn Highways singer-songwriter school and his determination to tell Australian stories. Backed by the Dead Setters Lucas sounds right at home – like he’s where he’s destined to be.”
– Martin Jones, Rhythms Magazine
“A literate songwriter, in the tradition of Texas troubadours Joe Ely, James McMurtry & Robert Earl Keen, whose vignettes come alive with recognisable characters & familiar backdrops, Mark has pulled out all stops here to produce his strongest and most accessible album yet”.
– Kim Cheshire, Country Update Magazine
“An album that puts Lucas up there with the best of singer songwriters, Americana with Australian stories.” – RootsofRock.net
Local band Ghost Train wil, be opening up the night and bringing a lot of blues based original material with some strong reggae undertones and some of that early eighties inner Sydney sound.
Ghost Train are Ian Collins – guitar, keyboards, vocals, Michele Guerin – vocals, Glen Davidson – bass, guitar, vocals, Eddie Fisher – drums and vocals.
The members of Ghost Train have played with and collaborated with many iconic Australian artists including X and Spy V Spy. A typical Ghost Train set contains material from their two CD’s,The Shelter Sessions and Black Ride as well as covers by REM, The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, Steve Earle, etc.
Driving rhythms, soaring harmony vocals, dirty bluesy guitar, a lot of blues based original material with lyrics touching on the darker side of life, mixed with some eighties style reggae and a bit of country, this is Ghost Train. Everyone writes in their own style, so there is a lot of variety with the originals but somehow it still all sounds like Ghost Train.
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