Kasey Chambers, Shane Nicholson play Conan Tuesday
Monday, September 15, 2008 – Kasey Chambers and Shane Nicholson will celebrate their number 1 Americana Radio Album "Rattlin' Bones" and their 2008 ARIA Awards (Australia's Grammys) for Album of the Year and Best Country Album with an appearance on NBC's Late Night with Conan O'Brien Tuesday. That is the day the CD is released via Sugar Hill. This is the first time Chambers is releasing an album in the U.S. with Nicholson. She previously released solo albums on Warner.
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Throughout her career, Kasey Chambers has never made any clear distinction between the rural environs where she was raised in her native Australia and the musical traditions that govern authentic Americana. The product of a musical family, she absorbed it all, embracing a heritage so diverse that her enthusiasm can barely be contained. It's little wonder than that she recently released two albums practically simultaneously, one, entitled "Storybook" that's all iconic covers (by ...
The most striking element here - well, after Kasey Chambers' thrill of a voice, that is - is the number of different sounds that surface in the turned-down, trad-leaning setting. That Chambers is comfortable with bluegrass, folk and bare-bones country is no surprise; those were all key components of her outback musical upbringing, and all have echoed to varying degrees across her Aus-country solo records.
Still, the ease in which Chambers, her multi-instrumentalist (banjo, resonator ...