I wrote every track on the album whether it was entirely on my own or co-written, they are all honestly who I am. That said, Charley is a composite of a lot of real characters I have met in my over 40 years of touring the country. He is a musician who knows all of the elements of compostion and performance. Any Australian community radio program maker or station music coordinator can apply for a free. Today is a kind of sad day in Melbourne Alt. Australian musicians, record labels and artist representatives can.
Keith Potger was my first love at 3 and James Gillard has been one of my music heroes since I was a teenager. Allan mentions on the credits that he personally feels that No Longer My Best Friend is his best ever song. Recently rising star Seleen McAlister took the song to Number 1 on the Australian Country charts. It of course, features my little Sister from another mister, Laura Coates and her hubby, Andy Wrigglesworth. Damian does a fine job producing this album with Allan.
We are rarities in life, we love all codes of football and we love our country music. Allan has always been lyrically strong, but on this album, the variation of instrumental creation and the heart in each song which is so obviously strong and fruitful, is delivered with soul and poignancy. Most people know that I worship the beer that Allan Caswell walks on. There are drinking songs, of course. Allan could do a part 2 and 3 of this Mexico gig. People will not be surprised when I tell you that the top ranking single, The Roses Fall is also one of my faves. Allan Caswell has a new song again co written with with his friend Manfred Vijars.
Victoria has often been called Mexico by New South Welshmen, because it is south of the border, but also added to this is that the Caswells have a rather infamous Chihuahua, called Big Kev, who is nearly as famous as Allan now. Anyone else can browse Amrap's AirIt but only authorised radio users can login to access and order music for free. Most of these guys feature on this album. Hopefully people will turn it up, love it and maybe even kiss somebody too! It is apt that we celebrate the beautiful and talented musicians of Victoria…. Through first-hand experience, Page realised the many emotional by-products of grief in colours and he uses these to paint the musical score for this unique ensemble. . The Colours of Grief Adelaide composer and saxophonist Adam Page invites us into the dark acoustic world with his latest release 'The Colours of Grief'.
I feel like 'Fresh' captures so many of my favourite moments in a musical time capsule. Country Music circles, as we had the funeral of one of our family, Tom Fauvette, a member of the Rick Hart Trio and a fine guitarist. This is such a poignant and beautiful song, and I am so glad that the Aussie public has embraced it. Allan refers often to his friends in Victoria…. We both love the Blue Mountains and we both have a great love of Victoria and Victorians.
Coming from such a deep place, this music is as honest and raw as it can get. It is hard to argue, though Allan knows my favourite song of his and that is always hard to top. Catherine Britt introduced me to Lachlan Bryan, Lachlan Bryan introduced me to his Wildes, including Damian Cafarella , Lachlan and Kate Naylor introduced me to The Weeping Willows, The Weeping Willows introduced me to Jen Mize. . . .
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