All of Kasey Chambers' dreams have come true with the announcement of a brand new album called Campfire (featuring Emmylou Harris)
The highly decorated and universally revered Kasey Chambers announced the upcoming release of her twelfth (!) studio album, Campfire, on Friday.
Chambers was overwhelmingly excited when she made the announcement via Instagram saying, "I'm so excited to share it with you. It's an album that's been in my heart and soul for my whole life and it's finally here."
The first single and a gorgeously warm video for The Campfire Song dropped on the same day.
Making an appearance on Campfire is GRAMMY Award winning artist and longtime country icon Emmylou Harris.
“It is an absolute dream come true that I actually have Emmylou Harris singing a duet with me on Campfire,” Chambers says.
Also joining Chambers on Campfire is her band The Fireside Disciples, consisting of three of her favourite musicians - Brandon Dodd, who has toured the world with Kasey over the last three years; Alan Pigram, a long-time family friend, fellow musician (from the renowned band The Pigram Brothers) and Indigenous elder from Broome WA; and of course her Dad, Bill Chambers, who has been the biggest musical influence of her whole life.
Chambers says, “I grew up in the remote outback of Australia living a unique lifestyle isolated from civilisation. The campfire was the heart of our existence: for survival, creativity, inspiration. We hunted all our own food and then cooked it on the campfire. My brother and I did all our schooling via correspondence around the campfire. We used the campfire for warmth and light. We gathered around the campfire at night to play songs together as a family. Our connection to music and the land has developed through and around the campfire since I was born, so it has always stayed with me as a special part of my life."
KASEY CHAMBERS – CAMPFIRE TOUR - Tickets here from 26 March
Wednesday 23 MAY – CASINO RSM, CASINO NSW
Thursday 24 MAY – C EX-SERVICES CLUB, COFFS HARBOUR NSW
Friday 25 MAY – CLUB FORSTER, FORSTER NSW
Saturday 26 MAY – LAURIETON UNITED SERVICES CLUB, LAURIETON NSW
Thursday 31 MAY – GRIFFITH REGIONAL THEATRE, GRIFFITH NSW
Friday 1 JUNE – CIVIC THEATRE, WAGGA WAGGA NSW
Saturday 2 JUNE – SWAN PACC, SWAN HILL NSW
Sunday 3 JUNE – MILDURA MAC, VIC
Thursday 14 JUNE – MINGARA RECREATION CLUB, TUMBI UMBI NSW
Friday 15 JUNE - THE CUBE, CAMPBELLTOWN NSW
Saturday 16 JUNE – ROOTY HILL RSL, ROOTY HILL NSW
Sunday 17 JUNE - ULLADULLA SERVICES CLUB NSW
Thursday 21 JUNE – SEYMOUR CENTRE, SYDNEY NSW
Friday 22 JUNE – ANITA’S THEATRE, THIRROUL NSW
Saturday 23 JUNE – PANTHERS, BATHURST NSW
Sunday 24 JUNE – CANBERRA PLAYHOUSE THEATRE, CANBERRA ACT
Thursday 28 JUNE – THE EVENT CENTRE, CALOUNDRA QLD
Friday 29 JUNE – TWIN TOWNS, TWEED HEADS NSW
Sunday 1 JULY – BRISBANE POWERHOUSE, BRISBANE QLD
Thursday 5 JULY – THE DESERT CAVE, COOBER PEDY SA
Saturday 7 JULY – ARALUEN ARTS CENTRE, ALICE SPRINGS NT
Wednesday 11 JULY – FRANKSTON ARTS CENTRE, FRANKSTON VIC
Thursday 12 JULY – BURRINJA THEATRE, UPWEY VIC
Friday 13 JULY – THE PALMS AT CROWN, MELBOURNE VIC
Saturday 14 JULY – THE PLAYHOUSE GPAC, GEELONG VIC
Thursday 19 JULY – ALBURY THEATRE, ALBURY VIC
Saturday 21 JULY – DUBBO RSL NSW
Thursday 2 AUGUST – NORTHERN FESTIVAL THEATRE, PORT PIRIE SA
Friday 3 AUGUST – THEBARTON THEATRE, ADELAIDE SA
Saturday 4 AUGUST – SIR ROBERT HELPMANN THEATRE, MT GAMBIER SA
Sunday 5 AUGUST – LIGHTHOUSE THEATRE, WARRNAMBOOL VIC
Thursday 9 AUGUST – TANKS, CAIRNS QLD
Wednesday 15 AUGUST – WEST GIPPSLAND ARTS CENTRE, WARRIGAL VIC
Friday 17 AUGUST – REGENT THEATRE, YARRAM VIC
Saturday 18 AUGUST – WONTHAGGI ARTS CENTRE, WONTHAGGI VIC