Patti Smith and Band Acoustic
Bluesfest audiences are in for a rare treat when punk-poet genius Patti Smith and her band play an Australian exclusive acoustic set at the festival in 2017 on Friday 14 April.
Smith’s acoustic sets are powerful, engrossing and mesmeric, giving fans the opportunity to enjoy some of her more poetic and tender songs along with some surprising covers.
Patti Smith is a bestselling author, performance poet, visual artist and activist whose extraordinary contributions to the artistic realm and human rights have been recognised with an induction to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, a Polar Music Prize, and the honour of “Commandeur des Arts et des Lettres” from the French Ministry of Culture just to name a few of her accolades.
Fans will love the intimacy of this pared back performance that allows Smith to connect with her audience in a way that honours the spirit of her hallowed poetry and music.
Smith delivered a fierce, life-affirming show and a reminder that as long as she continues to write, record and perform, the idea of rock and roll as a transformative, communal art lives on.
– The Hollywood Reporter
“She was a pioneer, a singular voice for women and outsiders, and it is reassuring to see that she has lost none of the fire in her belly.”- telegraph.co.uk
“Patti Smith is living proof that punk doesn’t age.”- Consequence of Sound