John Schumann and The Vagabond Crew
The Redgum Years
(Bought to you by Entertanners)
THE GOV – Saturday 20 Feb and Sunday 21 Feb 2021
Who could ever forget ‘The Last Frontier’, ‘Stewie’, ‘I’ve Been To Bali Too‘, ‘If You Don’t Fight You Lose’, ‘Serving USA’, ‘One more Boring Thursday Night in Adelaide’, ‘Beaumont Rag’, ‘Gladstone Pier’,’Diamnatina Drover’,
’Where Ya Gonna Run To’ and the iconic anthem ‘Poor Ned’?
For many years, John Schumann, the voice of the legendary Australian folk-rock band Redgum, has received emails from all over Australia.
Some are from old fans from the Tivoli in Pirie St, the Newcastle Workers Club, the San Miguel, the Kuranda Ampitheatre, and other scenes of Redgum triumphs.
Many of these emails come from people who were kids back then. They listened to Redgum via a cassette in their parents’ car on long family drives. Older and wiser now, they’ve come to understand and appreciate lyrics and the important messages about social equality, political and economic justice and about the need to care for country.
“I’ll never forget the 1980s in Brisbane. Brave people stood up against the notorious Joh Bjelke-Petersen, marching for their civil rights behind banners proclaiming ‘If You Don’t Fight You Lose’. I wonder how many people know it was Redgum who coined that phrase.”
“Hi John, just a quick note to let you know that I’m sitting on my verandah, listening to Redgum. Those songs still touch my heart and my soul.”
“Those Redgum songs. They still work today – it’s as if after all these years nothing much has changed. Powerful and timeless!”
The Redgum Years, presented by John Schumann and the Vagabond Crew, will be a brilliant concert of songs and stories. It’s for those who bought the records, came to the Redgum gigs, sat on the floor, listened and gave the songs life. And, of course, for their kids too.
The Red Gum Years
The Gov | Saturday 20 Feb
The Gov | Sunday 21 Feb
Tickets from Oztix