Cyndi Boste Dies

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Victorian singer songwriter Cindy Boste has passed away after a long illness. Boste released five studio albums and her songs have been covered by many artists including Kasey Chambers, Vika & LInda Bull, Beccy Cole and Kerri Simpson.

Last week, Rory Boste (Cyndi’s brother) posted on behalf of our family and close friends: “We would ask you all to light a candle for Cyn as she is getting very close to the end of her journey. A couple of weeks ago Cyndi agreed to stop treatment for her cancer as she came to terms with the fact that the treatment was no longer having any affect and only making her sick!”

Boste was in Daylesford Hospital and Rory reported that she was ‘comfortable and with little pain.’  He continued that “she has been an absolute little trooper through all of this and never complained. Thank you all in advance. Your support for Cyn and our family at this time of distress has been greatly appreciated.”

Cyndi Boste worked for more than 35 years as a musician, beginning her career as a 15-year-old on the children’s television program The Early Bird Show. After she finished school in the country she moved to Melbourne to pursue her music.

In the mid-’90s Cyndi joined her brother Rory as a member ofSteve Boyd and the Preachers, with whom she played and recorded with for a few years. Boste released her first solo album, Home Truths,  in 1998. It was produced by ex Dingoes/ Country Radio legend Kerryn Tolhurst.

The song ‘Holy Waters’ from Boste’s second album Push Comes to Shove was covered by ‘Vika & Linda Bull’ and Kasey Chambers.

After the albums Scrambled Eggs and Foothill Dandy, Boste moved from the city and took a seven year hiatus from recording.  Her fifth album was titled Nowadays and was co-produced by Jeremy Edwards and recorded with his Dust Radio Band in Sydney.

In an interview some years ago for No Depression, Boste said, “I’m not really traditional country music’s kind of dude; I don’t go to church on Sunday, I don’t sing about being a wife, and all that ma, pa and the kids stuff.”

 

Brian Wise

Brian Wise was the Editor of Addicted To Noise‘s Australian site from 1997 – 2002. The site won two ONYA Awards as Best Online Music Magazine in 1999 & 2000. He has also been Editor since its reincarnation in 2013. He also presents the weekly music interview program Off The Record on 102.7 Triple R-FM (rrr.org.au) in Melbourne. It is networked to 45+ stations across Australia on the Community Radio Network and is a four-time winner of the Best Music Program Award from the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia. In 2012, it was nominated as a finalist in the Excellence in Music Programming category. Brian was also the Founding Editor & Publisher of Rhythms Magazine and is now its Senior Contributing Editor.

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