CARUS THOMPSON (WA)
Australian songwriter and storyteller Carus Thompson returns with his seventh studio album Shakespeare Avenue.
Recorded in England with Mercury nominated producer Sean Lakeman, Shakespeare Avenue embraces Thompson’s acoustic roots, and delivers a contemporary take on a rich and distinctive folk tradition.
The album takes its name from a song off the record, which tells the story of Thompson’s Grandfather leaving his hometown in Sommerset, England to move to Australia.
Thompson has long had a strong connection with the UK and Europe. He has a huge following in Germany, and after tours with good friend, contemporary English folk star SETH LAKEMAN, the door was opened to the UK.
In the reverse of what his Grandfather did, for Shakespeare Avenue Thompson moved his whole family to Dartmoor in the South-West of England to immerse himself in folk traditions and to write and record with a new approach. His narrative, character based, emotive songs have long earned him comparisons to Springsteen and Mellancamp. With Shakespeare Avenue he continues in this vein, however this time there is a distinct Richard Thompson, Christy Moore, Dick Gaughin, Anglo-Celtic folk edge.
Don’t miss this wonderful home grown acoustic talent who’s taken his songs to the world.
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