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Jack Carty - Stargazer (V2)

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Jack Carty - Stargazer (V2)

The track here is a revisiting of the original from Hospital Hill; you may recognize some of the verses. It is packed with narrative, observation, and personal discovery, which fits well with the uptempo folk feel, and the Kerouac style of travel-reminiscence:

And now the universe is spinning
and I have to play a show
I’m not sure what is coming
but when it happens I will know
— Jack Carty

The difference for V2 is that, contrasted with the open counterpoint of a stripped-down acoustic guitar with string accompaniment from the original version, the feeling here is everything all at once; it’s got a heavy shuffle with a fast pulse, a lot of drums and strumming and general rollicking swagger. Lyrically, there is something for everyone, as Carty somehow mirrors the then-acoustic sound of The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan, with generous verses and a feeling of absolute truth, just with a full band and better vocals.

Jack Carty is an Australian songwriter based in London. This song is featured on our Roots Collection playlist. Tour dates are listed below for this year.

ON TOUR

^ with Blair Dunlop | * with Emily Barker

  • Sep 28 - Northwich - Malt n Music^

  • Oct 2 - Bilston - The Robin 2^

  • Oct 3 - Sheffield - The Greystones^

  • Oct 4 - Lyme Regis - The Marine Theatre^

  • Oct 5 - Hastings - Black Market VIP^

  • Oct 6 - Otley - Corthouse^

  • Oct 7 - Pentyrch (Cardiff) - Acapela^

  • Oct 11 - Glasgow - The Hug and Pint^

  • Oct 12 - Hexham - The Vault^

  • Oct 13 - Northumberland - St. Cuthbert's House^

  • Oct 16 -Derby - The Flowerpot^

  • Oct 17 -Winchester - The Railway^

  • Oct 18 - London - Cecil Sharp House^

  • Oct 22 - Milton Keynes - The Stables*

  • Oct 26 - Winchester - Winchester Discovery Centre*

  • Oct 28 - London - The Lexington*

  • Oct 31 - Leicester - The Musician*

  • Nov 1 - York - Pocklington Arts Centre*

  • Nov 3 - Stroud - Goods Shed*

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