Songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Chris Altmann returns to Melbourne for one big show to present his 3rd solo album “Renaissance Man”. Written between trips to Nashville and recorded in his century-old home in Canada, this low-fi collection of pedal steel-driven, rock n’ roll reflects on change, personal loss and moving on. He’ll be joined by an all-star band of prominent Melbourne musicians, with support from Lost Ragas and Blown Cones.
Originally from the Adelaide Hills, Altmann now resides in Canada. Along his journey he has embraced many musical styles; from his first group, country-rock tinged The Drowners, to the more modern pop/rock sound of The Vandas, and on to a solo career steeped in early 1970s Americana. He’s also in demand as a session player, appearing on dozens of roots recordings in Australia and Canada, and performing with many artists including Henry Wagons, Tim Hicks, and Suzannah Espie.
“Chris Altmann makes fine, uncomplicated pop music, and he makes it sound simple. Melodies flow, lyrics feel true and unforced, and the instruments serve the songs, played with style and flair and never any showboating.” – The Age
“This will be an absolute ass-kicker of a show!” – Chris Altmann