It is said that in art it takes a lifetime to make something appear extremely simple. Troy Cassar-Daley has honed and crafted his music so beautifully throughout the course of his career it is seemingly effortless, honest and true. Troy is, amongst many things, a living treasure of Australian country music and a great chronicler of the human heart.
As Troy picks up the pen again, he shares his stories for the first time in written word with the release of his book Things I Carry Around. Inspired by the writing of the book, Troy has recorded his tenth solo album (also called Things I Carry Around) full of new songs, but more so a standalone album that encapsulates Troy as a singer/songwriter in a more relaxed and organic musical environment. Troy’s stories of his own family, love and loss have been woven into song and will take his audiences on a journey throughout his life.
“Troy’s a true gentleman, warm and genuine, always a pleasure to be around. He sings straight from his heart and straight from the heart of his country” – Paul Kelly
“Australia’s most consistently excellent country artist.” – The Australian
With a career spanning 26 years that has produced 9 studio albums with multiple Gold and Platinum sales achievements, 4 ARIA Awards, 32 Golden Guitars, 2 APRA Song of the Year Awards, 9 Deadlys, 4 CMAA Entertainer of the Year Awards and the 2008 Country Music Association of America Country Music Global Artists Award, makes Troy Cassar-Daley one of Australia’s most awarded and highly regarded singer/songwriters in country music.
Things I Carry Around will be released on Friday 26 August 2016 via Liberation Music.
In Things I Carry Around (the book), Troy writes candidly and with humour about the early days, his rise to the top of the country music scene and the people and places that have shaped his path, revealing a fierce attachment to his family and his Indigenous heritage. A hard-working, fun-loving and prodigiously talented youngster, Troy grew into the role of country music superstar with charm and humility – and along the way met the woman who stole his heart. While Troy’s path to success wasn’t always smooth, his irrepressible nature and determination ensured what others might have seen as obstacles didn’t slow him down. Instead, they made him who he is today.
With a dry wit and generous heart, in Things I Carry Around Troy Cassar-Daley at last tells the story his fans have been waiting to hear. His own.
Co-author Tom Gilling is a respected journalist and acclaimed novelist whose books include The Sooterkin, a New York Times Notable Book, Dreamland and Seven Mile Beach.
To coincide with the release of the book Troy is pleased to announce a number of launch events throughout August and September. All tickets are on sale now.
THINGS I CARRY AROUND
Tickets on sale now
Fri 26 Aug
Riverbend Books – 193 Oxford Street, Bulimba, QLD
Tickets*: (07) 3899 8555 riverbendbooks.com.au
*tickets include mediated Q&A
Sun 28 Aug
Gympie Muster, Gympie QLD
Thu 1 Sep
True South – 298 Beach Road, Black Rock, VIC
Tickets*: (03) 9589 4638 or firstname.lastname@example.org
*ticket includes a copy of the book and mediated Q&A
Fri 2 Sep
Rooty Hill RSL, 55 Sherbrooke St Rooty Hill, NSW
*tickets include a 2 course dinner, show and a copy of the book or CD
Wed 7 Sep
Brisbane Writers Festival, Brisbane, QLD
The Talking Circle State Library of Queensland Cultural Precinct,
Stanley Place, South Bank, Brisbane
*tickets include mediated Q&A
Thu 8 Sep
Slim Dusty Centre Kempsey – 490 Macleay Valley Way, South Kempsey
Tickets*: oztix.com or (02) 6562 6533
*tickets include canapés on arrival, the show and a copy of the book or CD.
Fri 9 Sep
Coutts Crossing Coronation Hall – 7 Armidale Rd, Coutts Crossing, NSW
*tickets include the show and a copy of the book or CD – refreshments will be