WIN all four Carus Thompson albums and a double pass to see Carus perform at Aardvark in Fremantle on October 25.
Australian songwriter and storyteller Carus Thompson returns with his seventh studio album Shakespeare Avenue out October 4th through MGM.
Recorded in Dartmoor, in the South-West of England with Mercury nominated producer Sean Lakeman, Shakespeare Avenue delivers a contemporary take on a rich and distinctive folk tradition.
The album title was inspired by a street name in Bath, Sommerset where Thompson’s late Grandfather lived, before he left his home to settle in Australia.
In the reverse of his Grandfather’s journey, Shakespeare Avenue saw Thompson move his family to Dartmoor to write and record with a new approach, embracing his connection with good friend and folk-star Seth Lakeman.
Thompson’s narrative, character based, emotive songs have long earned him comparisons to Springsteen and Mellancamp, however this time there is also a distinct Richard Thompson, Christy Moore, Dick Gaughin folk edge.
Interweaving political and social commentary with personal, human tales, Thompson explains, “Shakespeare Avenue, at its core is an album about what it is to be human – to love, to be loved and to aspire to be something. I find folk music to be the perfect genre within which to write about these things”.
See Carus Thompson touring Australia on his official Shakespeare Avenue Album Launch Tour through October.
Sun 6 Oct – The River, Margaret River WA
Fri 11 Oct – Culter & Smith, Geraldton WA
Fri 25 Oct – Aardvaark, Fremantle WA
You can find out more about the tour at carusthompson.com
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