Texas was described in the SMH as “a wonderful, quirky and irreverent look at the United States and its idiosyncrasies…Smith has a love–hate relationship with America, which he has neatly coupled to a wry and profound understanding of that complex society”. And the Warwick Mcfadyen in the Age wrote: “Smith breezes across country, folk, soul and blues to deliver his wry observations on American life”.
Apart from all that, Fred Smith has been a favorite on the festival circuit for years, loved for his stories, humour and easy gift for melody. He was the subject of an Australian Story feature and recently wrote a book, ‘The Dust of Uruzgan’. His song ‘Dust of Uruzgan’ was covered by Lee Kernaghan on his top selling ‘Spirit of the ANZACs’ CD.
Accompanied by an all star band (Liz Frencham on double bass and Carl Pannuzzo on drums), Fred will touring soon to release his new album “Great” – a wry interrogation of American history, politics and pathologies.
|November 2, 2017 8:00 pm||Folk Alliance Australia Stage|