Hat Fitz & Cara

Hat Fitz & Cara

BandFolkBlues

This dynamic duo is a unique combination that have skillfully combined their music of hill style country blues with old time folk. Their material is original yet crosses the boundries as if written from a time once forgotten.Electricity on stage is an experience well worth capturing and not to miss.

Biography

The liner notes spin a legend of the ancestors of lovers cruelly forced to part in Ireland 200 years ago being symbolically reincarnated in Australia in this musical union. It is a romantic and compelling notion, with a ring of truth, as this seemingly unlikely pairing skillfully combines trans-continental delta Blues with Irish folk music.

Hat Fitz, a brusque and crusty vocalist, guitarist and banjo picker out of Queenlsland, Australia has garnered a reputation for raw stomping good-time festival performances, where he now holds the repitable title of Byron Bay Blues Fests 18 years record breaking performances and has now sought a more varied and unusual setting for his talents with the beguiling and sweet sounds of Cara Robinson. She is a renowned multi-instrumentalist who plays drums, washboard, flute and whistle on this album, as well as applying her dulcet tones to her own style of torch singing.

The blending of pre war hill country and delta blues with early Australian folk and traditional Celtic styles has produced a truly unique sound and has enhanced their reputation as one of the worlds most interesting and musically appealing combinations.

Hat Fitz & Cara have recently finished recording their new album “Wiley Ways” which has had the pleasure of being engineered and produced by the highly regarded Jeff Lang. The process of this has been up to date one of the most enjoyable experiences either of them have had in making an album, what with banging bed pans, packing Cigerette box Pedals into old leather glad bags for that saught after sound.
It has been a shared passion for their music that has molded this album lovingly track by track.
Now they want to share this personal experience of their scrawls and ramblings they have created late into the many early hours from their shed in the bush and long dark nights on the road with the rest of the world.
They have recently won album of the year in the Australian Chain awards

Lyrics

Power

Written By: Hat Fitz & Cara Robinson

POWER

Power in the East
Power in the West
Power down South
Power up North

Power in your mind
Power in your soul
Power in your love
Yeah Power down below
You got Power
Get that Power

Give me Power
Give me Power
Power

Power in the East
Power in the West
Power down South
Power up North

Power in your mind
Power in your love
Power in your soul
They say power up above

You got power in the way you move
Power in how you speak
Power in how you feel
Power in how you groove

Power to feel
Power to breath
Power to be
You got that Power

Play Me Something New

Written By: Hat Fitz & Cara Robinson

PLAY ME SOMETHING NEW

You got your HMV player, circa 1959
Play your old vinyl all the time
I wanted to hear something new
Tired of hearing the same old pre war blues

Heard old Mr Sun House all the Blind Willie's too
Mr Bo Carter singing the old winter Blues
I wanted hear something new
Tired of hearing the same old pre war Blues

I put on my modern music just to get to you
You ejected it from the player and Frisbee it across the room
I wanted hear something new
Tired of hearing the same old pre war Blues

You know your records their always scratching
And can't understand a word they say
You walk in through the front door
Put it on every day
I wanted hear something new
Tired of hearing the same old pre war Blues

Wiley Ways

Written By: Hat Fitz & Cara Robinson

WILEY WAYS

You and your wiley ways
Like a book ripped on the river
Pages scattered from your mind
About a time that made you shiver

You and your wasted day
Up starting memories like a child you play
Amongst the tall grass where no one came
You stole your time away

You stole our time away
Oh like a child
You stole your time away
Oh like a child you play

The rain came heavy on the long grass
Whipping your legs like a wet dogs tail
You ran till you came to an old wood shed
Held together with a rusty nail

Old tree beat against the window pain
To a rhythm that you fell into
It was a deep sleep dream about a horned
Man walking to the sound of a horse's hooves

You stole our time away
Oh like a child
You stole your time away
Oh like a child you play

Eliza Blue

Written By: Hat Fitz & Cara Robinson

Eliza Blue

Come and tell you of times gone by
About our ancestry of old
Where a young man took to paper and pen
About the truth he would unfold

He didn't know from where he came
That a criminal he was to blame
For speaking the soul of his mind
They had him tied with shackles and bound

Eliza Blue, Eliza Blue

No judges or jury were tried
But close to being hung was he
Instead they marched them one by one
As fugitives out to sea

Eliza Blue, Eliza Blue

It was 1832 board a ship named Eliza Blue
196 prisoners and 43 white boys true
We didn't know their history
By setting foot in Sydney cove
But was Frank and our ancestry
Writing times gone by I'm told

Eliza Blue, Eliza Blue

Rusty River

Written By: Hat Fitz & Cara Robinson

RUSTY RIVER

She got an old rusty can
Full of honey dew thoughts
As she rocks back in her chair
About her life she talks
About her life to me she talks

And I was once like you
Not a care in the world was mine
Nor love nor money could tie me down
On the finest of roofs I dined
On the finest of roofs I dined

By the old Rusty River
By the old Rusty River

Where the sun rose by my left
And the pale moon fell by my right
I indulged in the freaks of the day
And drank with the finest of companies at night

I danced by the red hot embers
Beneath the wooden bows I swung
To music I laughed and cried
And to every song I sung

By the old Rusty River
By the old Rusty River

A tear away they named me
A vagabond to some
For a life ain't worth the living
If a shadow you have become

She drew me close and whispered
Wisdom she would share
Not a day goes by in my life
That I would not compare
I would not compare

By the old Rusty River
By the old Rusty River

Company Underground

Written By: Hat Fitz & Cara Robinson & Frank McNamara

COMPANY UNDERGROUND

When Christ from heaven comes straight away his
father laws expound
MacNamara shall work that day
For the Company Underground

When the man in the moon to Moreton Bay
Is sent in shackles bound
MacNamara shall work that day
For the Company Underground

When Cape of Good Hope to Twofold Bay
Comes to change a pound
MacNamara shall work that day
For the Company Underground

Company Underground
Company Underground
Company Underground

When Cows in lieu and milk yield tea
And all lost treasures are found
MacNamara shall work that day
For the Company Underground

When a frog a caterpillar and a flea
Travel the globe all around
MacNamara shall work that day
For the Company Underground

Company Underground
Company Underground
Company Underground

When turkey cocks and Jews harps play
And mountains dance to sound
MacNamara shall work that day
For the Company Underground

When Christmas falls on the first of May
And Ole Connells Kings are crowned
MacNamara shall work that day
For the Company Underground

Company Underground
Company Underground
Company Underground

When the quick and the dead shall stand in array
Citied at trumpets sound
Even damn me if I'd work that day for the company underground
Damn me if I'd work that day, damn me if I'd work
Damn me if I work that day

Tarni Lee

Written By: Hat Fitz

TARNI LEE

Oh I'm your pen pal daddy
Oh I'm your pen pal daddy

Flying over that Irish sea
Thinking about you Tarni Lee
I know I'm twenty thousand miles away
Thinking about you every day

Oh I'm your pen pal daddy
Oh I'm your pen pal daddy

Empty faces there in the room
As I'm singing songs
But I'm playing them for you girl
Come your day the 8th of July
Stuck in traffic
Make me wonder why

Oh I'm your pen pal daddy
Oh I'm your pen pal daddy

Absent Eyes

Written By: Hat Fitz & Cara Robinson

ABSENT EYES

Where were you girl
When it all went wrong
Your eyes were dosed in wine

Did you run a red light
Crashed down on that floor
Walked through a closed door

You talked to ghosts
But there's no replying
Everyone must know

Through friends of mine
You will not find me girl
I will not be found

How will you learn
With you're absent eyes
If everyone is wrong

Left by yourself
You would not survive
Strings of apron tied

With your absent eyes

Hold My Hand

Written By: Hat Fitz

HOLD MY HAND

Be the 1st of March woman told me go
Looks like I got no home
Find a place to stay out Pomona way
Exist on it day by day
Woman done told me
I need my time and space
Hold on here to my faith

Hold on to my faith
Hold on to my faith
Hold on to my faith
Hold on to my faith

Weeks dragged on by love turned into hate
Daggers hanging out my back
Well I'm a hard working man
I don't stay out all night long
Tell me what I've done so wrong
Well I want to hold you tight
It's all going to be all right
I just want to hold your hand

I want to hold your hand
Let me hold your hand
I want to hold your hand
Let me hold your hand

Now she wants the car pay the phone rent too
What's a man supposed to do
You lay down in your bed, my music in your head
Saying every bed word I ever said
You pay cat to chase the mouse
Wants a bond for a new house
I'm the one sleeping on that floor

I'll sleep on that floor
Sleep down on that floor
I'll sleep on that floor
Sleep down on that floor

Red Rattler

Written By: Hat Fitz & Cara Robinson

RED RATTLER

I'm at the station here at Gymea Bay
I'm at the station here at Gymea Bay
East bound train not too far away
East bound train not too far away

Day light arising smell that train track stone
Day light arising smell that train track stone
Surfers onboard but you ride alone
Surfers onboard but you ride alone

Oh you ride alone

Traveling red rattler always eastern track
Traveling red rattler always got me back
Love the sound of that clackity clack
Love the sound of that clackity clack

Discography

Yes we have tracks that have been streamed and have Radio Airplay

Recent Albums:
Hat Fitz Cara " Beauty 'n The Beast
Hat Fitz & Cara " Wiley Ways"

Set List

1. Wiley Ways
2. Sine
3. Hold My hand
4. Tarni Lee
5. Absent eyes
6. Lay Me Down
7. Company Underground
8. Go Daddy
9. Eliza Blue
10. Red Rattler
11. Rusty River
12. Power
13. Mad About you
14. Play Me Something