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Accomplished singer and performer Fred Smith to bring story-telling to Wauchope Arts

On tour: Fred Smith will perform at Wauchope Arts on November 30.

On tour: Fred Smith will perform at Wauchope Arts on November 30.

Australian songwriter, performer and retired diplomat, Fred Smith is returning to Wauchope Arts to perform favourite songs and tracks from his new album 'Warries'.

He will perform on Saturday, November 30 with local support Jim and Sue Newman.

Sydney Morning Herald critic Bruce Elder wrote: "It is about time Australia caught up with Fred Smith. This remarkable singer-songwriter - who at various times reveals influences that range from Paul Kelly via Lou Reed to Loudon Wainwright III to Leonard Cohen - keeps releasing amazingly accomplished albums."

Fred Smith has been a favourite on the Australian festival circuit for years, much loved for his gentle wit, gift for story and melody, and sublime collaborations with Liz Frencham and The Spooky Men's Chorale.

Now the rest of Australia is catching up with Fred Smith. He was the subject of an Australian Story feature about his work in Afghanistan and on peace keeping operations in the war-torn islands of the South Pacific. The title track from his acclaimed album, Dust of Uruzgan, has been covered by country music star Lee Kernaghan.

Fred recently wrote a book, The Dust of Uruzgan, published by Allen and Unwin and available in all good bookstores. His latest album 'Warries' is available through this site!

Fred blends tunes you can whistle with stories you will remember long after his performance.

Doors open at 7.30pm and tickets can be purchased on the night or at https://www.trybooking.com/BGCDH