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Songs of Your Streets shines a light on Brisbane’s favourite son

Bernard Fanning is a big deal all over Australia. But his star shines just that little bit brighter in his hometown of Brisbane.

The former Powderfinger frontman and long-adored solo artist is one of the biggest musical exports the city has ever had and the music from throughout his career holds a special place in the hearts of many people in the River City.

Brisbane means a lot to Bernard Fanning too, and you’ll get a closer insight into how the city has informed his work in a new edition of Songs of Your Streets this month on Double J.

Double J’s Jacinta Parsons drills down into Fanning’s childhood, adolescence, early career, breakthrough success and, ultimately, where he finds himself today, both as an artist and as a person.

It’s a warm, funny, touching conversation that will uncover a side of Bernard Fanning you probably haven’t heard nor seen before. He plays songs that you’d never expect to hear and makes admissions that might shock you. It’s astoundingly honest and completely fascinating.

This is the second edition of the Songs of Your Streets series, following on from last year’s insightful look at The Waifs. But this one – recorded in front of an audience at the ABC studios in Brisbane – sees the program expand into video as well, allowing those who weren’t able to be in the room the next best chance to get up close with the artist.

Hear Songs of Your Streets with Bernard Fanning from 6pm Monday 13 November or any time after that at doublej.net.au.

Watch Songs of Your Streets on ABC iView any time after 6pm Monday 13 November, and listen again on your local ABC station during Conversations on Friday 17 November.

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