Buried Country: Live in Concert is a new stage show born from the ground breaking book, film and compilation album from Clinton Walker – Buried Country: The Story of Aboriginal Country Music – which was initially published in 2000 before being updated and re-released in 2015 to acclaim.
Buried Country, which premieres at The Playhouse in Newcastle on August 20th, is being billed as the ultimate celebration of Aboriginal country music, and promises to bring together an extensive cast of singers, songwriters and elders from across the generations and from across the country. The show will feature younger artists like Leah Flanagan and Luke Peacock alongside elders like Roger Knox and L.J. Hill.
Country music provided a voice for Indigenous Australian’s, long before the Aboriginal painters, filmmakers and dance companies shot to international fame, but the music and it’s influence has long been undiscovered by the majority of the public. The Buried Country book, film and compilation and now the stage show are an attempt to redress that, and aim to shine some light on a forgotten slice of Australian musical history.
Musical Director Brendan Gallagher has brought together a host of country music talent including Jason Walker on pedal steel, and the Cruel Sea’s Jim Elliott on drums. Ensuring there are three generations of the Knox family represented, the house band will also feature Buddy Knox on guitar and his son Teangi Knox on bass.
Buried Country: Live in Concert premieres at The Playhouse in Newcastle NSW on Saturday 20th August. Tickets are available from Ticketek or by calling the Box Office on 02 4929 1977