Needing no introduction, Bluesfest is stoked to welcome Australian musical icon, Paul Kelly back to Bluesfest. Paul Kelly first played Bluesfest 20 years ago, back in 1999 and has been a regular visitor since then, making his seventh appearance this Easter. An ARIA Hall of Famer, Paul Kelly’s achievements in a lengthy, influential career include 23 albums, several film soundtracks and two live albums, with many of his songs being lodged deep in the Australian psyche!
In 2017 he was appointed as an officer of the Order of Australia for distinguished service to the performing arts and to the promotion of the national identity through contributions as a singer, songwriter and musician.
He continues to cross musical boundaries, publishing his first work of prose ‘How To Make Gravy’ in 2010, a feature-length documentary ‘Paul Kelly – Stories Of Me’ in 2012, the soul revue, ’The Merri Soul Sessions’ in 2014 and more.
His latest certified-gold release ‘Life Is Fine’ debuted at #1 on the ARIA Charts, was the highest selling Australian album of 2017, and garnered six ARIA nominations and four ARIA awards.
Monday 22nd April, 2019