This week Walshy is joined by various members of Cairns-based group The Hillbilly Goats, for a chin-wag about the band's history and latest release Still in the Mountains Show. Playing traditional Appalachian mountain music in a unique, modern and quirky way, the group features banjo, bones, mandolin, double bass, guitars, fiddle, harmonica, tin whistle, tap dancing, four part harmonies and comedy. Quite a repertoire indeed. Maaaaa!
“With his trademark green felt hat and five o’clock shadow, Luke O’Shea is a fitting heir to the bush troubadours of centuries past. The punter can almost taste the dust and haze of eucalyptus oil that hang so vibrantly in the singer’s imagination. An evocative blend of nostalgia, autobiography, and fun, ‘Sing You Up’ sees O’Shea furthering his overarching project of immortalising Australia, its characters, and what it means to live and love in the Great Southern Land.” - Gareth Hipwell, Country Update.
"When singer/songwriter Morgan Evans releases his self-titled debut album on March 14, it will be the culmination of a musical journey that began when he started his first band at the age of thirteen.
It’s a journey that has seen the Novocastrian tour with international superstars like Taylor Swift and Alan Jackson, play to over 50,000 people in Nashville at the world’s biggest country music festival and build a large, devoted following as he’s played the length and breadth of his native land."
"When you hear the Adam Eckersley Band crunching through nimble rockers, fiddle-led stompers, reflective acoustic tunes and blistering country-rock, it makes a person reflect on what a broad church country music is. It also makes clear that Eckersley is already setting fire to the pews."
Hear Adam join Walshy for an in-depth chat about the new album, growing up in Grafton, and a whole lot more.
"Graham Rodger's name has become synonymous throughout the land with quality Australian Ballads. He performs across the country bringing his show to outback towns in the style of the travelling Slim Family show."
Click on the audio player below to hear Walshy's in-depth chat with Graham, about the making of his 13th album, and hear snippets of album all the way through.
Produced by Kevin Walsh, the Album of the Week feature is heard live on GMC every morning. You can hear the interviews in full here.