Carus Thompson returns
Ararat Live favourite Carus Thompson will return to the Wimmera during a national tour launching his new album.
Thompson will perform in Ararat Hotel’s Red Room on March 1.
Ararat Live’s Rob Shea said the not-for-profit music collective was thrilled to welcome the talented singer-songwriter and accomplished storyteller back to the region.
“Carus has been busy putting together his first album in five years, ‘Island’, in Western Australia and the Ararat Live performance is part of a national tour to launch the recording,” he said.
“Carus is an enthusiastic and energetic performer who paints vivid lyrical pictures of characters and situations.”
Mr Shea said Thompson was a thoroughly entertaining performer.
“He has been on the road since 1995, recording, writing, playing and exploring Australia, Europe and beyond,” he said.
“Across five studio albums he’s toured with the likes of Jack Johnson, Dave Mathews, Damien Rice, Pete Murray, John Butler, The Waifs and Xavier Rudd, and performed at major festivals.”
On ‘Island’, Thompson explores the modern Australian psyche as he sees it, setting his acoustic sights on dissecting a country where refugees, isolation, apathy and crystal methamphetamine have taken over the national conversation.
Entry to the Ararat show is $20 for adults at the door, with children younger than 18 admitted free.
People can call David Nicholson on 0409 848 960 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Thompson will also perform at the inaugural Grampians Music Festival at Halls Gap on Sunday.