Catherine Britt warms up the Cold Cold Hearts

28/01/2019 Posted by admin

Catherine Britt warms up the Cold Cold Hearts TweetFacebookBoneshaker.

There’s been dark and frightening times, like her diagnosis and subsequent surgery and treatment for breast cancer in June 2015, a month after Boneshaker was released.

But there’s also been some of the happiest moments of her life, which haveincluded her marriage to husband James Beverley in October 2015 and then the arrival of their first child, Hank, last Christmas Eve.

On Thursday the 33-year-old four-time Golden Guitaraward-winner announced her return to music with new single Red Dirt, off her forthcoming seventh albumCatherine Britt & The Cold Cold Hearts, out on July 20.

Not surprisingly her life experiences over the past three years have shaped the theme of the record.

“A lot of the songs are about living every day like it’s your last and just enjoying it,” Britt says.

Catherine Britt & The Cold Cold Hearts – Red DirtThe banjo-driven bluegrass-flavoured Red Dirt describes Britt’s growing love for the Australian outback, influenced by her and Beverley’s experience of managing the iconic SilvertonHotel, west of Broken Hill, on a caretaker basis.

The video was filmed at the Silverton Hotel and featuresBritt pulling beers at the bar and her family drivingtheir caravan along the dusty red dirt roads.

Catherine Britt & The Cold Cold Hearts was recorded in her recently-built home studio in Mayfield East and features new bandmates Newcastle musician Michael Muchow and Brisbane’sAndy Toombs.

Britt says after Boneshaker she had no intention of recording in Nashville again and was searching for a more organic and homely experience.

“I thought of building the studio and doing it ourselves,” she says.

“I’ve always wanted to do one of those ‘artist and a band’ projects like Ryan Adams & The Cardinals and Emmylou Harris & The Hot Band.

“It’s still the artist but they have this band of mates behind them.

“When I was writing the album I was going back to when I was a kid and rediscovering that music that I grew up on.”

Catherine Britt & The Cold Cold Hearts perform at Lizotte’s on September 1.

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