Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Beer-Drinking Woman; Christa Hughes Is about to Hit Us with a Sexy Outfit and Songs about Women Who Drink like Sailors

Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Beer-Drinking Woman; Christa Hughes Is about to Hit Us with a Sexy Outfit and Songs about Women Who Drink like Sailors

Article excerpt

Javier Encalada

BEER-Drinking Woman is the name of the show that cabaret singer, songwriter and all-round troublemaker Christa Hughes is bringing to Lismore next week.

Ms Hughes spent some time with us on the phone talking about her upcoming gig.

How many bars did you hit while researching this show?

About 15 years ago, I had been in New York, and I did a little stint there as part of the Fringe Festival and I ended up winning an award for Best Comedy Drama.

When I got home to Sydney I wanted to write my very own cabaret show.

I didn't want to do love songs, or "he loves me but he has to leave her" or that sort of nonsense.

So I was wondering, "What do I know about?"

I stared at all the empty beer bottles in front of me and I said, "Oh. I think I know now."

It turns out I've been researching it for years.

What are some of the songs in the show?

Beer Drinking Woman is a blues song by American artist Memphis Slim who recorded from the 1940s to the 1970s. …

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