Bobkatz country music band Australia collaboration combines Garry’s song writing and vocals with Rob’s multi instrumental talents and harmonies. They released four singles and clips from their ‘Sweet Water’ album. ‘Welcome To Queensland’, ‘Little River Town’, ‘Sweet Water’ and ‘Man In The Picture’.
Touring is kept to a minimum for The Bobkatz guys due to writing, recording and travel commitments. If you’re a fan of Australian country music and country music artistes this band will be high on your list.
Australian country music is a part of the music of Australia. There is a broad range of styles, from bluegrass to yodelling to folk to the more popular.
The genre has been influenced by Celtic and English folk music, the Australian bush ballad tradition, as well as by popular American country music.
Bobkatz Early Pioneers Inspiration
Themes include outback life, the lives of stockmen, truckers and outlaws, songs of romance and of political protest and songs about the “beauty and the terror” of the Australian bush.
Early pioneers included Slim Dusty, Smoky Dawson (MBE), (OAM), Tex Morton and Buddy Williams all members of the Australasian Roll Of Renown. Slim Dusty AO MBE (born David Gordon Kirkpatrick; 13 June 1927 – 19 September 2003) was an Australian country music singer-songwriter, guitarist and producer.
Slim Dusty “released more than a hundred albums, selling more than seven million records and earning over 70 gold and platinum album certifications”. He was the first Australian to have a No. 1 international hit song, with a version of Gordon Parsons’ ‘A Pub with No Beer’. He received an unequalled 45 Golden Guitar and an Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) awards.
The distinctive themes and origins of Australia’s bush music can be traced to the songs sung by the convicts who were sent to Australia during the early period of the British colonisation, beginning in 1788. Wikipedia
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