A Little Bit Country, a Little Bit Australian

July 7th, 2011

Kasey Chambers grew up in the middle of nowhere, in the Nullarbor Plain in Australia, to be exact. But by the time she turned 10, her parents wanted to return to civilization to resume musical careers. Chambers’ father, Bill, was a multi-instrumentalist with a keen affection for American music. So it’s perhaps no surprise that his daughter fell for it, too. Cut to: It’s 1999 and Chambers (above, performing “Nullarbor Song”), now a genuine Australian country-music artist, releases her first album, The Captain. The record did well, especially in the singer-songwriter’s homeland, and a tour with Lucinda Williams followed. And then so did commercial success and some more discs. In fact, her sixth, Little Bird, came out last year. And Chambers plays The Bowery Ballroom tomorrow. Come out and say g’day.