MEDIA RELEASE: 14 SEPTEMBER 2008: DMC PROMOTIONS PRESENTS: ALAN BLACKSHAW “MAYBE THIS YEAR” CD LAUNCH

MEDIA RELEASE: 14 SEPTEMBER 2008: DMC PROMOTIONS PRESENTS: ALAN BLACKSHAW “MAYBE THIS YEAR” CD LAUNCH

Singer/songwriter Alan Blackshaw will launch his album “Maybe this Year” on Sunday evening, 21st September at the Pot Belly Bar in Weedon Close, Belconnen.

Alan writes from his own experiences and observations. His songs cross the border between Country and Folk Music which he has been writing and performing for over twenty years

Alan has performed at numerous folk festivals, country music festivals. Alan is active in the local Country music scene and actively supports opportunities for all performers to have a stage for their work

Alan has recently played at the Kangaroo Valley Folk Festival and will visit Canberra after an appearance at the Turning Wave Festival in Gundagai.



ALAN BLACKSHAW

His musical interests are broad and includes the protest writers of the 1960’s, traditional country music, folk rock, folk music, contempory country music, blues. He cites performers like Johnny Cash, Neil Young, Bruce Cockburn, Pete Seeger, Woody Guthrie, The Strawbs, The Carter Family and Pat Drummond as major influences.

Alan’s songs reflect a keen sense of observation and cover a range of themes from the everyday to much deeper issues of concern. These include everyday themes like buying a house, sailing on the weekend, childhood memories, love as well as more intense themes including the treatment of people with a mental illness, feelings evoked from visiting war memorials,historical themes.

“MAYBE THIS YEAR”

He views lyrics as being of central importance and is quite proud of the strength of many of his lyrics.

The evening will also be a fundraiser for Darren Churchill, ACT Democrats President and candidate for Ginninderra. Darren has been active in the Goulburn and Canberra music scenes in production, management and promotion and is now a teacher and group fitness instructor.

DARREN CHURCHILL

It promises to be a great evening.

Darren M. Churchill (promoter)
0412 196 473

Alan Blackshaw (performer)
0423 606 102
http://www.alanblackshaw.com.au/

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