John Williamson – Gunyah


Muscians: John Williamson – acoustic guitars, vocals, harmonica, keyboards, Sound FX, footbox, Steve Newton – acoustic and electric guitars, keyboards, backing vocals, Giles Smith – fretless bass, Doug Gallacher – drums, percussion, Paul (Pixie) Jenkins – fiddle, Lawrie Minson – dobro, David De Santi – accordion, Ann Williamson – backing vocals, Maggie McKinney – backing vocals, Errol Gray – backing vocal Also available – A case bound book – John Williamson – True Blue TN058 $18

“This is not so much a critical review of 1 album, but also a timely recognition John’s prolific output since 1970, when wrote his first song “Old Man Emu”, as was being a life member of the Folk Alliance. We all know the variety of songs John has written, ranging from songs that grew to hymn-like status, songs of concern and protest, and of course funny songs that we able to cheer us up. The title of his last album “gunya” means ‘a hut made of tree branches and bark’ (Aboriginal). It has already gone gold and contains 14 new songs, of which the first 3 tracks arc especially pleasant songs about various parts of Australia. “Butta Outa Grass” is a funny song and a tribute to dairy farmers, whereas “A Mighty Big River” is a lament about the drying up of the Snowy River. There are also a couple of love songs: “You are my Foundation”, and the catchy tune “Telephone in my Pocket”, relating the longing to be home with his loved-one. The album is dedicated to John’s late younger brother, who died in 1999 of cancer, and the song “Salisbury Street” is a special tribute to Robin, as well as the last song “Big Brother, little Brother”, a funny song about the relationship of two brothers as young kids.” Review by Deiter Bajzek

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SKU: TN057-17 Category:

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Weight .200 kg
Dimensions 21 × 15 × 1 cm


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