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Christina Green CD Launch with Lunar Dust Gust Artists
29 September, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Come on down for a good gig – full of folkey,bluesy,alt-country originals and covers. Christina Green – Melbourne composer, songwriter is launching her new CD “Some Days Life I can Live” Double CD.
Christina Green is a Melbourne-based songwriter, composer and performer and multi-instrumentalist
who is active in both the folk/acoustic and contemporary classical contexts. Featuring polished lyrics,
strong images and storytelling and nuanced guitar/ukulele accompaniments, Christina’s songs tell
stories of people and events that have inspired her, and bring together politics, spirituality, quirky
vignettes and tales, and personal stories with emotional layers. A sense of place also features in many
of her songs, which capture the essence of things and convey the richness of the everyday, drawing on
vivid images and styles ranging from folk-rock and punk to cabaret/chanson.
Inspired by French popular chanson, the chanson-style songs of Canadian folk artists Kate and Anna
McGarrigle, various songs and artists in the activist songwriter tradition, such as Woody Guthrie,
Andy Irvine and Si Kahn, as well as folk/rock/acoustic singer-songwriter/guitarists including Ferron,
Tiddas, Indigo Girls and Patty Larkin, and by the guitar playing of folk artists including John
Renbourn, she has been writing and performing continuously since 1989.
Christina writes: ‘My songs tell stories of people and events that have inspired or moved me, and
bring together politics, spirituality, quirky everyday vignettes and tales, and personal stories with
emotional layers. Place also features in many of my songs. I try to capture the essence of things, and
to convey the richness of the everyday, using vivid images and a broad musical palette. I work from a
desire to bring stories to others, and, in the words of British folk singer-songwriter Rory McLeod, a
desire to keep memory alive. As a performer I am more committed than ever to connecting and
communicating with audiences in live performance as a balance to the many hours of solitary work
and the scattered communities that we are now living with.’
Links :Christina Green http://www.christinagreen.net
Vanessa Craven and Lunar Dust : Vanessa Craven, of Welsh-Indian background, is an Australian singer songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. She has been passionate about guitar playing since her early teens in India.
Vanessa is attracted to folk, blues and alt-country styles of music and continues to explore other genres as well. These influences are reflected in her performances. Her music has been influenced by listening to classical music with her father when she was a child, and more recently by Bob Dylan, Ry Cooder, Jerry Douglas, Kristina Olsen, Nick Charles, Pete Fidler, The Beatles, Chris Smither, Bob Brozman, Harry Manx, Kate Campbell, Janis Ian, Debashish Bhattacharia, Eric Bogle, Glen Cardier to name a few.
she has played her music in a variety of events and venues such as the Denny Roots and Blues Festival R.S.L. Deniliquin, Newstead Folk Festival, Castlemaine Fringe Festival, Daylesford Folk and Blues Festival, Ballan Autumn Festival, Maldon Festival, Brunswick Festival, Strawberries and Cherries Festival Bacchus Marsh, UBERfest Melbourne,Daylesford Inn, Babushka Bar, Ballarat, Wesley Anne, Northcote, The Aireys Pub, Aireys Inlet, Bridge Hotel, Castlemaine, Newport R.S.L., Newport, Gallery on Sturt, Ballarat (Art & Music event), Black Hill Gallery, Ballarat, East Malvern RSL Entertainers Club, and many more venues including bars, aged care facilities.
In 2016 her 2nd. E.P “Forbidden Dance” became available in July 2016. Its first launch was at the Newport Folk Festival. There – after at Blue Bean Love Cafe, Hepburn, Daylesford Cidery, Farouk’s Olive, Ballarat Public Library and Trentham Library.
In 2011 she produced her debut album, “Filtered Light” which is available from the following :
CD Baby http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/vanessacraven
Trad and Now / Ducks Crossing http://www.tradandnow.com/ . Credit cards accepted.
Vanessa Craven and Lunar Dust : http://www.acousticsessions.com.au