2011. First edition, first printing. A trade paperback copy in very good condition.
From the remote outback to the world stage, the far from ordinary life so far of one of Australia's most talented and beloved singer-songwriters. Raised on the Nullarbor by her Seventh Day Adventist parents - her father hunted foxes for a living - young Kasey Chambers and her brother, Nash, would sometimes go for months without encountering another human being. Then, as part of the Chambers family group the Dead Ringer Band perform in rough-and-tumble outback pubs and sleep under the stars, in swags, by the side of the highway, playing for little more than petrol money. Along the way Kasey was honing the talent that created huge hits like 'Not Pretty Enough', 'The Captain' and 'Rattlin' Bones', and earned the praise of such roots music luminaries as Lucinda Williams and Steve Earle. From her gypsy childhood to trailblazing debut LP, 'The Captain', and runaway smash hit, 'Barricades and Brickwalls', and its personal cost to becoming the mother of two boys and the on- and off-stage partner of fellow singer-songwriter, Shane Nicholson, to her latest success with the multi-award winning 'Little Bird' this is a moving and revealing portrait of an extraordinary woman.