Originally published on Wed January 30, 2013 8:25 am
Australian singer-songwriter Paul Kelly makes his fifth appearance on Mountain Stage, recorded live in Charleston, W.V. Kelly has been recording for more than 25 years, earning awards back home for his film and TV compositions and a cult-like following in the U.S. and abroad. Though Rolling Stone has called him "Australia's rock icon," Kelly has diversified through the years, recording albums that borrow from country, rock, folk and bluegrass.
A few years ago, Kelly began performing "A to Z" concerts, wherein he performed 100 of his songs over the course of four nights, in alphabetical order. The accompanying monologues and stories led to his first book of prose, titled How to Make Gravy. Here, he's backed by his nephew Dan Kelly on electric guitar and ukulele for a set which spans his career — beginning with "From St. Kilda to Kings Cross," which was not included in the Mountain Stage radio broadcast.
This Mountain Stage performance was originally published on May 23, 2012.