Queensland Music Festival presents Cannot Buy My Soul @ The Riverstage


Queensland Music Festival Artistic Director, Deborah Conway announced today the signing of one of Australia’s brightest stars, Missy Higgins, to join the line-up of stellar musicians paying tribute to Queensland troubadour, Kev Carmody.

Also joining the Carmody celebrations at Brisbane’s Riverstage on Saturday 1st August will be
Golden Guitar winner Troy Cassar-Daly and Dan Kelly.

“Kev Carmody’s impact on Australian music is legendary and we are proud and pleased to be able to bring together a line-up of Australian musical elite for this extraordinary event celebrating an
extraordinary man. With the inclusion of Missy, Troy and Dan, we have nearly every artist who
performed on the CD. The high calibre of artists, and the fact that they have been able to clear
their diaries for this gig, is testament to their tremendous respect for Kev” said Ms Conway.

Kev Carmody’s star is shining bright in Queensland after last week the Premier The Hon. Anna
Bligh MP, announced his elevation to “Queensland Great” for his remarkable and highly individual
contribution to Queensland. Kevin continues to inspire people with his passionate song writing and
storytelling and his years of service as educator, writer and producer.

One of the grand final events for the Queensland Music Festival, Cannot Buy My Soul is
guaranteed to be a never-to-be-repeated concert experience as Australia’s most outstanding
musicians and songwriters come together to pay tribute to Kev. Don’t miss this landmark concert
in Australian music.

Praise from critics for the Kev Carmody and Cannot Buy My Soul:
“But I urge anyone who cares about music, who cares about who we are, where we come from and
where we are going, to do one thing…….. hear Droving Woman, all 21 verses and nine minutes of
it, sung in turn by Glenn Richards of Augie March, Paul Kelly and Missy Higgins……. Henry
Lawson couldn't have written it any better. And these performances from three of our most
distinctive voices have to be heard to be believed.” Noel Mengel, The Courier Mail

“When his debut album was released in 1989, Pillars of Society, Kev Carmody was heralded as
‘the black Bob Dylan’, but he has proven to be much more than than that. He is the black Woody
Guthrie, the Australian Bob Dylan, the indigenous Australian Bob Marley, he’s all those and more.”
Pat Whyte, Scene Magazine


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