Americana may be the buzzword of the industry, but Rory Ellis personified this genre with pride, years before it became cool. With his new album, One Skin, about to be unleashed, Ellis is again set to push the boundaries and awaken the spirits of audiences, using his genre as the conduit.
This eighth release is already being celebrated as Ellis’ finest album yet. His debut album, Ride, was released in 2000 to four star reviews in national newspapers such as The Age, with all subsequent albums achieving equal acclaim here and abroad. One Skin breaks further barriers offering an intricate, yet candid lyrical ride, breaking convention and the glass surface of musical simplicity.
Listen to Walshy catching up with Rory below
For more information on Rory Ellis, visit www.roryellis.com/
After almost two years since the release of her successful self-titled EP, Caitlyn Shadbolt has worked hard to create a new album that truly shows her growth and commitment to the craft. ‘Songs On My Sleeve’, Caitlyn’s exciting debut album, will be released May 26th via ABC/ Universal Music.
Songs On My Sleeve is a personal album for Caitlyn Shadbolt, who spent time in her hometown, Sydney, Nashville and Bali penning the songs. Produced with Andrew Cochrane (Veronicas), it’s an album of love, friends and relationship breakups, but ultimately delivers some very positive messages.
Caitlyn caught up with Walshy to chat all about the making of this album. Listen below
For more information on Caitlyn Shadbolt, visit caitlynshadbolt.com/
The Gentle Giant of Country Music, Reg Poole has been elevated to the Roll of Renown, and received a Medal of the Order of Australia in 2006.
His latest is Music's Been Good To Me. After 47 years in the business, Country Music has played a dominant role in his life. This album covers those years in song and he hope you get a flashback of a memory or three.
For more visit www.regpoole.com
When you listen to Sharon Heaslip singing, you are reminded of a beautiful songbird singing its heart out. Be it Pure Country, Gospel or Bluegrass, Sharon sings it real!
Her new album is A Thousand Different Pictures which includes the wonderful songs Camooweal and Where Country Is - to the request of so many fans.
For more, visit www.sharonheaslip.com
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.