4-time Golden Guitar nominee and Star Maker winner 2012, Bob Corbett & his band burst out of the world of folk and country music with a unique brand of songwriting and showmanship. He has entertained audiences across the length and breadth of Australia and North America. In this week's interview Bob tells Walshy all about his career, why the band changed name for the new album Roovolution, and a whole lot more.
John O’Dea’s latest album Flinders Ranges Magic is a collection of songs based around the Flinders Ranges region of South Australia. The songs reflect the landscape, life and times of the pioneers up to the present. The title track is a new release that encompasses the magnificent natural features of the area, as well as the people who have lived in and left the area and those who continue to make their home in this beautiful region. The album brings together John’s songs that encompass the beauty, hardship and intrigue that is the Flinders Ranges. Hear John in conversation with Walshy below.
This week Walshy chats to Lee Kernaghan about his brand new album Spirit of the Anzacs. This incredibly special release is a tribute to those that have given their lives, those who have served, and those that still today step bravely into the unknown to serve our country.
25 years has delivered numerous ARIA & APRA awards, 26 Golden Guitars, gold and platinum records and a legion of loyal fans. In his own words, Troy says of Freedom Ride: “I became aware of the Freedom Ride here in Australia while in High School in Grafton. As part of Aboriginal studies I did a project about Charles Perkins and the people who rode on the Freedom Ride bus, who were from all walks of life. Charlie was a hero to me because he talked about equality, and improving the lives and conditions of Indigenous Australians living out in the rural regions and cities. He became a defiant voice that called for change in Australia and his achievements were many. Paul [Kelly] and I wrote this small version of what must have been a huge adventure for the freedom riders; going from town to town, learning the truth about how Indigenous life in this country could be brought into line with mainstream Australia.”
Catch Troy Cassar-Daley in conversation with Walshy below.
"Individually Mark and Jay O’Shea have an impressive string of writing and artist credits that span the globe. The combination of Jay’s country-soul voice blending perfectly with Mark’s country-rock sensibilities has made the Nashville based husband-and-wife team one of the most respected names in Australian country music in just a few short years. Their debut album ‘Mr. and Mrs.’ produced four #1 Country singles and earned them the 2012 CMAA “Golden Guitar” Award for New Talent of the Year. Their second album “One + One” has already spawned two #1 and two Top 10 singles and scored them the 2014 CMAA “Golden Guitar” Award for Vocal Group or Duo of the Year! With production by legendary ex-pat Mark Moffatt (The Saints, Tim Finn), ‘One + One’ showcases brilliantly their incredible vocal talents and skills as hit songwriters."
"Once in a while a musician comes along whose talent is ageless and who instantly turns heads… country singer songwriter Tori Darke is one of these artists. Since she stepped into the public spectrum as a 16-year-old, Tori has been dubbed as one of the most promising young country artists on the Australian music scene. Her powerful vocals, heartbreakingly beautiful voice, passionate songwriting and mesmerising on-stage presence has seen her debut EP and debut album make a huge impact. She’s also already shared the stage with some of the biggest names in the business, an incredible achievement for an up-and-coming performer, who is forging her own way and breaking the mould as she goes."
Hear Tori in conversation with Walshy about her new album Silver Lining.
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.