Craig Atkins + The Good Son

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Rics Bar says
Craig Atkins (9:30pm) + The Good Son (8:30pm)

Craig Atkins’ sincerity is the foundation of his music.
Drawing upon the traditions of fellow blues and roots multi-­‐instrumentalists Xavier Rudd, John Butler and Ben Harper, Atkins’ music is underscored by a textural combination of percussion, acoustic, lap slide and steel-­‐body guitars, and didgeridoo.
Lyrically, he possesses a keen sense of intellect and justice, but
what is most striking is how comfortable he is with simplicity.
Experience has taught Atkins to revel in simple pleasures; he doesn’t preach a mantra of self-­‐improvement but rather shrewdly points out that life appears a lot more complicated if you don’t shift your focus.
Winner of the 2014 Adelaide Blues & Roots Association’s ‘Best Solo Roots’ category, Craig Atkins’ most recent release is ‘Fall Or Fly’, an album highlighting the breadth of his musical ability. Deliberate shifts of tone punctuate the eleven tracks, finding Atkins’ equally at home channeling folk-­‐song sensibilities, downright dirty foot-­‐stomping blues and roots melodies that explore contemporary Australian culture.
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By: Rics Bar