The incredibly talented Folk artist Matt Williamson who has
shared so much of his wonderful music has
sent me this beautiful recording that could hold its own
against anything I've heard in contemporary Australian Folk.
He has a heart for this country and for Murri, Koori
spirituality and this is an impressive work>
So download it have a listen and tell Matt what you think,
as he asks below.
Gday Bob. thought you might enjoy this songcycle we've performed a few
times in bathurst. might have a crack at some crowd funding for this so
would love to get some feedback from your listeners.
Gamarra. is a story in song of Kalmadyne Goombridge.
A Gamilaroi man Wiradjuri sung,
it is a story of the spiritual power of the Wiradjuri land
and the importance of culture and tradition.
It is a story of feeling. Matt Williamson has used his poetry
and music and the poems of Kalmadyne Goombridge,
to create a beautiful and powerful work,
that is not only entertaining and informing those who have
been lucky enough to catch these few performances,
but empowering all those involved.
The players are.
Kalmadyne Goombridge (narration).
Matt Williamson (guitar and vocals).
Aaron Hopper of "stringman sassy". (guitar)
Keith Manning of "kanguru". (percussion and tempoura)
Paul Mcllwraith of "kerrianne cox band". (bass and recording)
Ashley Bland (didgeridoo).
Abbie Smith and Sophie Jones (backing vocals).
01 Tell me a story
02 Gamilaroi man wiradjuri sung
04 48 years
05 Mother earth
06 The water
07 Moree swimming pool
08 I now know
09 Boundary rider
10 Blessed be love