This week Walshy speaks with Brisbane resident Megan Cooper, about her new debut album Ghosts, Choirs & Kings. "Citing the likes of Neil Finn, The Civil Wars and Patty Griffin as her favourite artists, Cooper fuses classic country sounds and heartfelt narratives with contemporary music influences. While heavily weighted in traditional country music, Cooper’s sound flirts with Americana, folk, bluegrass and even touches of jazz." - The Westerner.
"Mandolins, ukulele and whistles – stories of travels across the globe, and the pull of home. Like catching up with old friends you’ve been hanging out to hear from, Farewell Fitzroy is Busby Marou’s welcome return, the highly anticipated second album from the Queensland duo. Two years on from their acclaimed self-titled debut, Farewell Fitzroy is 12 tracks of folk-pop and country-tinged song craft, distinctly Australian storytelling, and the gifted musicianship of Tom Busby and Jeremy Marou."
Borrowed Tunes is the fourth solo album from Sydney artist Corrina Steel, released on her independent label Snakedrive Records. The result is a collection of 13 songs including Kris Kristofferson, Tammy Wynette, Linda Ronstadt, Patsy Cline, Willie Nelson and Peter Allen. And of course, a couple of Steel’s favourite trad country gospel tunes thrown in for good measure. It’s a stripped back, seductive, intimate, at times rock-edged, as well as country so classic, it sounds like a jukebox in the corner of a Memphis diner in 1950.
"A highly accomplished fiddle, mandolin, acoustic guitar, banjo player and singer, Tamworth local Ashleigh Dallas has just released her debut album Dancing with a Ghost. Granddaughter of renowned country music icon Rex Dallas, Ash’s earliest memories were of singing with her Dad and going to her grandfather’s performances around her hometown of Tamworth NSW." Hear Ashleigh chatting with Walshy by hitting play below...
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.