Friday, November 21, 2008

Today at Basement Discs – the Fabulous Fireside Bellows

Andy Baylor, Tracy McNeil & Jordie Lane - Basement Discs 21/11/08

It was a very special show at the Basement Discs at lunchtime today. Featuring the combined talents of Jordie Lane and Tracy McNeil, and performing as Fireside Bellows, this young duo is sensationally good. Sounding like a down under version of Gillian Welch they entertained the small audience with songs from their brand new CD No Time to Die. Andy Baylor, local multi instrumental maestro was present as well adding fiddle and mandolin to their guitars as accompaniment.

Jordie Lane is the son of well known Melbourne comedian Denise Scott, and is a very talented young singer songwriter. He has a gorgeous voice, a clear sweet tenor that is a pleasure to hear. Tracy McNeil hails from Canada and is also supremely talented. Her voice is a deepish alto so the harmonies between the two are quite sublime.

I first saw these artists
perform back in April when they were in store at Basement Discs promoting their individual CDs, Tracy’s Room Where She Lives, and Jordie’s Lover’s Ride and I was very impressed with them then. Today they surpassed that show with a moving and very lovely show.

I fully intend to purchase a copy of No Time To Die CD. I had no spare cash for it today, but I am mightily tempted to go to the CD Launch at Northcote Social Club on Sunday afternoon.

Check out their
My Space page and give them a listen.

In other music news today, I noticed in today’s Age Entertainment Guide that Ryan Adams and the Cardinals are touring Australia and New Zealand in January 2009. I can’t miss that!
And tonight is the John Mellencamp concert - will report back on that tomorrow or Sunday.

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