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The inaugural “Distillery Days” music festival, featuring a sensational line up of Australian music legends including Kate Ceberano, Daryl Braithwaite, Russell Morris, Choiboys Mark Gable and The Offshoot will rock the Riverland on Sunday 1st October (October long weekend) 

Hall of Fame and ARIA winning Australian music legend Russell Morris’ lengthy career started in the late 60s with ‘Somebody’s Image’hit with Hush, moving into his long acclaimed solo phase with evergreen hits ‘The Real Thing, ‘Wings of An Eagle and ‘Rachel - all timeless Australian classics. Russell is a perennial favourite on the Australian touring scene and in constant demand.

The past five years have been an incredible musical journey for Russell who released two albums of blues and roots music that pertains to some of the iconic characters, events and moments in our rich tapestry of Australian history. The first album released was ‘Sharkmouth’ based around the depression years – ‘Sharkmouth’ went on to be the highest selling Australian album of 2013, picking up an ARIA Award for best ‘Blues and Roots’, reaching number 1 in the charts and surpassing Platinum sales. A very unexpected but welcomed success.

The following album ‘Van Diemen’s Land’ was nominated for ‘Best Blues and Roots album’ at the 2014 ARIA Awards, certified Gold sales and was the highest charting album of Russell’s 50- year career to date debuting at No.4 on the overall ARIA Charts.

Russell has now arrived at the third and final album in the series of Australian stories- titled “Red Dirt – Red Heart”, and the name belies its subject matter – The Australian Interior - stories of two bushrangers and the spectacular Nullabour.

I caught up with Russell this morning - listen below!

 

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