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Lo Carmen Q&A

Lo Carmen Q&A

Indie songstress Lo Carmen and legendary pianist, singer/songwriter Peter Head have just released their father/daughter album The Apple Don’t Fall Far From The Tree – a bewitching excursion through country soul, honkytonk jazz and lyrical ballads. To celebrate the release, Lo Carmen took some time out to chat with Sydney Unleashed.

How did you get your start in the music industry?

I was born into it. Peter’s first gig was playing piano for the strippers in Hindley St, Adelaide after school.

Best part of what you do?

Waking up and thinking ‘Today is a gig day!’

And the worst part?

Extreme lugging.

Any interesting experiences you can share?

Legendary jazz pianist Oscar Peterson let Peter literally sit at his feet and observe a master at work when he played a concert in Adelaide.

Favourite album of all time and why?

I love the Bob Dylan Bootleg Series, all of them, they sound so raw, wild and fresh every time

Best live performance that you’ve ever seen?

Dirty Three at the Manly Boatshed. And Dolly Parton at the Entertainment Centre in the late 80s.

Favourite bars/clubs/pubs to hang out in?

I love the Midnight Special in Newtown

Take us through a typical day in the life of Lo Carmen.

Wake up. Write hit song. Polish. Tinker. Cook dinner. Collapse.

What are your plans for the rest of the year?

Keep playing shows with my dad and spreading the good word about our new album, ‘The Apple Don’t Fall Far From The Tree’ and start work on new solo album.

Any news or final comments?

We are playing at Marrickville’s newest hotspot Lazybones this coming Saturday night, 7pm. Come on down!

© Danny Canak

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