Thu, 11 Jul | Upstairs at Better Read Than Dead

Songs - Don Walker in conversation with Robbie Buck

Don Walker has been called "the Poet Laureate of Australian rock ‘n’ roll". His new book 'Songs' is a must-have for fans of his brilliant, razor-sharp storytelling. He discusses his writing and musical journey with Robbie Buck of ABC radio.
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Songs - Don Walker in conversation with Robbie Buck

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11 Jul 2019, 6:30 pm
Upstairs at Better Read Than Dead, 265 King Street, Newtown NSW, Australia

About The Event

Don Walker has been called "the Poet Laureate of Australian rock ‘n’ roll". His new book 'Songs' is a must-have for fans of his brilliant, razor-sharp storytelling. He discusses his writing and musical journey with Robbie Buck of ABC breakfast radio.

About the Book

For over forty years, Don Walker’s song writing has captured what it is to be Australian. From Cold Chisel to Catfish, Tex, Don & Charlie, to his solo work, as well as many other writing collaborations, Walker’s words are poetic, moving and incisive.

Including classics such as “Khe Sanh”, “Flame Trees”, “Cheap Wine” and “Harry was a Bad Bugger”, this collection reveals the breadth of Walker’s vision and the precision of his prose. These lyrics live on the page, with or without the memory of music.

With a foreword by Jimmy Barnes, and interspersed with autobiographical sketches and anecdotes, Songs is a must-have for fans of Walker’s brilliant, razor-sharp storytelling.

Praise

“One of the great poets of the Australian experience” —James Bradley

“Consistently, persistently, the master” —Tim Rogers

“A jewel of a songwriter” —Joy McKean

“Don’s words are truly a thing of wonder” —Peter Garrett

“Pithy, poignant and provocative, Don Walker is the Poet Laureate of Australian rock ‘n’ roll” —Mandy Sayer

“One of our great storytellers. As much a keeper of the flame as Lawson, Carey or White, but he cuts to the burning heart with far fewer words.” —John Birmingham

About the Author

Don Walker is one of Australia’s leading songwriters – first with Cold Chisel and now as a solo performer and with Tex, Don & Charlie. His memoir, Shots, was published in 2009.

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