|Name||Bill Chambers - Airlie Beach Festival of Music|
|Venue||Anchor Bar Airlie Beach|
|Starts||Friday, 4 November 2016 @ 12:30pm|
|Admission||$25.00 (or a Festival ticket holder)|
'FRIDAY GIGS' - AIRLIE BEACH MUSIC FESTIVAL
10:00am: Andrew Cousins
11:15am: Rock Wallabies
12:30pm: Bill Chambers
1:45pm: James T (Canned Heat)
3:00pm: Chris Matthews
Bill, father of Kasey Chambers is one of those growling singers who owes a substantial debt to both Bob Dylan and John Prine. Perhaps it’s a result of those early weathered years he spent roughing it in the outback with his family.
"My kids Nash and Kasey grew up listening only to the music I played on cassettes or on my guitar around the campfire. Songs of Hank Williams, the Carter Family, Johnny Cash, Jackson Browne and John Prine," remembers Bill. "I'm entirely self taught. I guess that's why I sound like I do."
There's much more to Bill Chambers than just being Kasey's dad. The patriarch of the Chambers Clan is considered by some to be Australia's premier alt-country guitarist. He can be a master of delicate picking on Dobro or Lap Steel and a demon on Slide. Along with producing albums for the likes of Catherine Britt, Audrey Auld, Bec Willis (co-produced with Kasey) and the Dead Ringer Band, Bill has still found time to write most of the songs on his albums - the ARIA nominated 'Sleeping With The Blues' , ‘Frozen Ground’ and his most recent, 'Drifting South'.
"What I love the best is to get out on the road and perform the songs. I still play in Kasey's band when she's on the road and the gigs take us all over the world. That's where I get many of the stories for my songs," says Bill.
Most recently Bill recorded his first DVD ‘Live At The Pub, Tamworth’, reliving the great atmosphere that his Tamworth sessions have become famous for. Showcasing Bill’s best original songs, his large collection of guitars and guest appearances by the likes of Shane Nicholson, Kevin Bennett and Kasey Chambers.