Immersed in a sea of live music created during her family’s regular ‘front parlour’ sessions, Paula Standing continues to be impacted by the musical and personal influences in her life. Gritty tales of truth, with a spattering of murder ballads, cloaked in an innocent country rock sound like a Linda Ronstadt and Stevie Nicks love child, luring us into a false sense of security as we become the voyeurs and she becomes the story. All else becomes silent. Whether in the desert outback or beside the surf beaches of Australia’s substantial coastline, Paula is an established favourite amongst the Australian contemprorary indie roots scene, where wry humour and warmth are as much a part of the show as her impressive vocal range and guitar combo. Clever lyrics, vocal prowess, real story-soundscapes, Australia’s Paula Standing delivers with a sting in the tale.