Country/Folk's master lyricist returns
with a stunning new
Double Interactive CD Set......
"This album is fantastic.
Sparse arrangements which allow the lyrics to speak for themselves.
The political content will probably kill it in the commercial country market - but there will be those who will
wish they had the courage to speak as he does. Even more importantly, there will be many Australians who will be relieved that someone has finally given a voice to the vague sense of unease they have felt these past few years.
In these songs is the shape
of the Australian national conscience, and that is something that
submerged forever. These songs may never make number one with a bullet, but they will be treasured long after the popular culture is consigned to the $4.99 rack. Ihe interactive alone is worth price of the admission "
Michael Smith - DRUM Magazine
The Chess Set (SR 60) - Pat Drummond ( Barcode APN: 933187100600) ( Incorporating SR 50 and SR 51) Double Enhanced CD Boxed Set incorporating Vol 1: The Age Of Dissent and Vol 2: The Descent Of Age. Includes 26 new Songs and a large Browser based Interactiive featuring Lyrics, Editoriials, Reflections, Weblinks, photos, and a vintage Quicktime movie. Includes the radio Singles" Who Is That Refugee?" , "10,000 Miles Away", "Who Are The People", "Blame it on The Babyboomers" and "The Trolley Song"
Following 'hot on the heels' of her win in the Australian Independent Country Music Awards as Independent Female Vocalist of the Year, Shoestring Country Folk Artist,Karen Lynne has taken out The Traditional Country Section in the 2004 Victorian Country Music Awards with 'The Outbacks Been Getting the Rain,' a gorgeous rendition of the song written by her duo partner, Pat Drummond during his stay at Nappermarie station on Coopers Creek.
The 2003 release of Karen's fourth album,'Second Wind' through Shoestring was tipped to bring her great success over this year and this indeed it has. In addition to rave reviews and Top 10 Chart successes for the initial two singles in Australia, The Album has now received no less than 11 Final Award Nominations nationally.
The Gala night was rounded off in fine form when her Shoestring stablemate, Brent Parlane picked up the major Award for 'Independent Album of the Year' with his brilliant Country/Folk offering 'The Happy Note'; Brent's second album with the label after the terrific Chambers/ Parlane collaboration 'Good Man Down'. Brent remains one of Australia's finest songwriters and Shoestring Records is very proud to have him associated with the label. Further singles to follow the success of 'After Love' will be lifted from 'The Happy Note' later this year.
The past 18 months has seen Shoestring Records expand enormously as a label. Consistent Award wins by theNaked Poets 1,2 &3; Mark Tempany's 'The Long Highway' and Karen Lynne's fabulous Bluegrass and Country folk productions, have placed the label at the forefront of the Country Folk and Country Comedy fields in Australia. In recognition of this, Shoestring was awarded the prestigious 2003 Independent Record Company of the YearbyThe Country Music Association of Australia in a gala Sydney event in July. The label now represents 17 acts and nearly 60 titles.
Label Boss Pat Drummond is also set to step back into the limelight in April after several years somewhat sidetracked by Industry duties with the release of his own epic Double Album called 'The Chess Set'. Comprised of two seperate and quite different CDs; 'The Age of Dissent' and 'The Descent Of Age', the album was produced by Pat's son, Peter, well known to Country Music Fans as the dynamic drummer for The Dead Ringer Band and the Bushwackers throughout the 90's.
KASEY CHAMBERS and Carter & Carter have been named Australia's top entertainers at this year's Australian Country Music Achiever Awards in Sydney.
In a repeat of last year's presentations, Kasey was named Toyota Entertainer of the Year for the second year running, as were Carter & Carter with the Independent Entertainer of the Year title (Entertainer of the Year is for acts signed to major labels or distribution while the Independent award is for those without major signing or distribution).
Grenville Turner, owner/operator of leading Australian music distributor One Stop Entertainment, was named winner of the prestigious Industry Achiever Award.
Dynamic record label Compass Bros Records was named winner of the Capital News Major Record Company of the Year award while Shoestring Records won Independent Record Company of the Year.
ABC Music Publishing took out Pages Event Equipment Publishing Company of the Year, also for the second year running, while leading record producer Rod McCormack was named Producer of the Year.
Cori Hopper, a relative newcomer to the country music scene, took out the Country Music Channel Video Director of the Year title while Mike Smith, owner/operator of NfS Publicity and Editor of Country Music Capital News, was named winner of Media Achiever of the Year.
The Brisbane-based Country Music Store took out the Retailer of the Year award, also for the second time running, while Kasey Chambers was named winner of the PPCA (Phonographic Performance Company of Australia) Award for Most Broadcast Country Artist.
Winners were announced during a gala presentation tonight (Monday, September 15) at the Canterbury-Hurlstone Park RSL Club.