8:30pm – Tuesday, January 26 on ABC2
To celebrate the career of one of our country’s most inspiring song writers triple j invited some of Australia’s best artists to take part in Before Too Long: triple j’s Tribute To Paul Kelly.
Recorded at The Forum Theatre in Melbourne, the show brought together the likes of Missy Higgins, John Butler, Paul Dempsey, Katy Steele, Bob Evans, Ozi Batla, Dan Kelly, Clare Bowditch, Adalita from Magic Dirt, Dan Sultan, Megan Washington plus members of Augie March as the backing band and Ashley Naylor from Even as Musical Director.
2009 marks Paul Kelly’s 30th anniversary as a solo recording artist (his debut single Recognition was released in 1979) and through this concert his enormous contribution to Australian music is acknowledged and celebrated. Kelly has crafted a heartfelt catalogue of songs that speak to successive generations. Many of his songs have captured the essence of what it is to be Australian. His strength as a songwriter and storyteller has inspired a whole raft of musicians working today.
From true to original performances like Bob Evans’s working of From St Kilda to King’s Cross to the re-jigged How To Make Gravy by John Butler or Dan Sultan’s heart-pumping foot-stomping Give Into My Love, this is a concert not to miss. Hang on every note as the final song brings the man himself Paul Kelly on stage with a choir of Australia’s best.
Be transported to this very special gig on Australia Day, as triple j tv presents Before Too Long: triple j’s Tribute To Paul Kelly.