Singer Songwriter Series
back to Shoestring Records Home
the shoestring Showcase Promotional pdf. (3.5 MG)
Text only Promo
Mini A4 poster Promo
An ARIA award,
an APRA Award, 6 Gold Guitars, 3 Bush Laureate Awards and a whopping
45 Final Nominations in The Toyota Tamworth Country Music Awards.
Over three hours of bona fide Country Hits from six of Country
and Folk Music's most entertaining and acclaimed writers!! What
a stable! Shoestring Records proudly announces it's Singer/Songwriter's
click on image to
download print quality .tiff
Allan Caswell is a Singer/Songwriter
of enormous talent, with two #1 songs on Australia's Rock Charts
and 400 of his songs recorded worldwide with "On
the inside" topping the British Charts twice ten years
apart!!. With An ARIA award, an APRA Award, 5 Gold Guitars,
a platinum album, two gold singles, a gold video and 4
gold albums for his writing and production work on the hugely
successful children's albums by Don Spencer, to his credit Allan's
resume is among the most impressive in Australia. His concert
delivery - sensitive, sardonic and satirical is a real crowd pleaser.
His new album
'Don't Count On it' with Gangajang's legendary Buzz Bidstrup shows
a new and harder edged side to this ever creative talent.
Sings Caswell" Allan Caswell SR 27 ( Barcode 9331871000105)
Multi Golden Guitar winner Allan Caswell performing some of
his most well known songs and includes the song "On The Inside'
The Theme from Prisoner which has topped the charts in both
Australia and Britain and South Can Stand Alone which he recently
wrote in tribute to the Rugby league team, South Sydney.
Count On It" Allan Caswell ( With Buzz Bidstrup) SR 39 ( Barcode 9331871000143) Allan Caswell. Allan's first
album of new material in three years features the single,
"No Way To Treat a Friend" & the satirical gems
" One Day I'll Go Texas" and "Andrew Lloyd Webber"
NEW !!! Rules
For Love (SR 61) ( Barcode 933187100570) As heard
on ABC 's Saturday Night Country, Multi Golden Guitar winner,
Allan Caswell''s new very acoustic album is gaining rave reviews.
With tracks like "How Beautiful You Are" and "She
Only Spoke To Me In Spanish" and " The Lonely Hearts
Waltz" it's easy to see why Folk/Country fans are excited
about this one.
Rules For Love (SR 79) ( Barcode 9331871005797)
As heard on ABC 's Saturday Night Country, Multi Golden
Guitar winner, Allan Caswell''s new very acoustic album
is gaining rave reviews. With tracks like "How Beautiful
You Are" and "She Only Spoke To Me In Spanish" and
" The Lonely Hearts Waltz" it's easy to see why
Folk/Country fans are excited about this one.
Al's Bar and
Behind Bars - Allan Caswell (SR 86) ( Barcode 9331
8710 07067 ) Features the new singles "Who gets The Friends"
, "Sorry If I'm Dancin' Too Close" and "Behind
Bars" Winner of the 2011 TSA 'Country Music Song Of The Year'
and 'Contemporary Country Music Song Of The Year'
NEW Childrens CD!!! Just Kidding- Allan Caswell
(SR 103) ( Barcode 9331 8710 07067 ) Features
the new singles "Bob The Kelpie" , "Skin"
and "Joey The BBQ Blowy"
NEW CD!!! It's A Country Song - Allan Caswell (SR
106) ( Barcode 9331 8710 08118 ) Features
the new singles "It's A Country Song' As seen on CMC
Click on image to
download print quality .tiff
you See Is What You Get" Pat Drummond SR1/MX190308
Pat Drummond SR4/ SC12-02/MX210251
"The Age of Rage- Live at The Rest Hotel 1977-87" Pat
Drummond SR 5/6 MX300520
Local Rag" Pat Drummond True Blue 467443 1/MX 254019
Like A Shield Larrikin CD LRF 294
and Wires Larrikin CD LRF 467 (
SR 14/LRF 467) ( Barcode 9331871000051)-
Pat Drummond. Features "The Cable and The Wheel", "In
The Grain", Davids Watch", "Good Morning Josie"
and the beautiful Australian Astronomy Poem "The Colours
Of The Cross"
The Cracks- Live At The Clarendon SR10 ( Barcode 9331871000068)
- Pat Drummond
Pat Drummond forged his formidable reputation in Sydney
hotels in the late 70's and early '80s and he has made an enormous
impact in the festivals and concert venues since 1991. His 'stand
up' comedy songs on the amazingly successful 'Naked Poets'
CDs in recent years have given him an impressive national profile,
but his comedic genius is, however, only a narrow glimpse of this
truly remarkable Australian talent.
Described by his peers as a 'Songwriter's Songwriter,' his solo
work over 9 albums has profoundly impressed the critics and his
fans alike. Three Bush Laureate Awards, three TSA First
The Song Songwriting Awards, five final nominations
in Toyota Country Music Golden Guitar, voted Independent
Country Music Artist Of the Year in 2000; he writes everything
from hard-edged politics and mini-movie novelettes to 'gritty
realism' biographies set within the framework of the five-minute
song. High power lyrics and his legendary on-stage delivery make
him a spellbinding addition to this show.
features 'The Road To Damascus' 'Somebody Else's Slides'
and 'Spirit Of The Southern Shore' as heard on Macca's 'Australia
All Over' and Trevor Chappel' s ABC Overnight
Six Days In December - 2000 ( Barcode 9331871000075)- Pat Drummond & Karen Lynne
features "The Rush" winner of Stan Coster Memorial Award
Song of the Year 1999, Kerrie Flood Memorial Award Best Contemporary
Song 1999 in the QLD TSA Awards and winner of Contemporary Song
of The Year - TSA Awards, Jan '01
"The Chess Set" - 2004 2CD Enhanced CD featuring The Age of Dissent and
Decent Of Age 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 bbased 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"
NEW !!! The
Long Journey Home -A new Pat and Karen Duets Album - 2008 SR
75 Pat Drummond & Karen Lynne. As Featured on ABC
Radio's "Saturday Night Country with John Nutting' includes
"The Bridge (This Tree) , Dreams, Amish Mourn and Calling
Me. This beautiful and very gentle acoustic album is a celebration
of the 8 years of Australian touring which made Pat and Karen
a much loved fixture at so many national festivals. Nine new songs
and some great duo re-recordings of Pat's most poignant compositions.
Shark in The Bath and Other Tails - Poppy and The Planeteers SR
80 (Pat's new Childrens CD with his own 6 grandkids and some adopted
Brent Parlane, must definitely be
one of the best singer/songwriters in Australian Country/Folk,
one who has doggedly followed his own muse and one who can be
rated alongside the likes of John Prine, and Nanci Griffith, and
one who can be relied upon to deliver the goods. Since 1993 when
Brent won the Golden Guitar for Best New Talent, he has
racked up seven final nominations and four albums including the
classic ABC album, "Tex Loves Daisy" in 1995.
His new album
through Shoestring, 'Happy Note', is a powerful and intense piece
of work by an artist at his peak. Parlane characteristically pulls
no punches and refuses to shy away from tough issues.
Happy Note" Brent Parlane SR 43 ( Barcode 9331871000228)
Brent Parlane, nationally profiled Melbourne singer-songwiter
and Gold Guitar winner joins the Shoestring label with a wonderful
set of acoustic Country/Folk Tracks. 2 Singles to be released
soon. Warm and unpretentious; an immediately likeable CD. Also
Back Catalogue "The Closest" and "Good Man
Man Down " Brent Parlane SR 45
Closest" Brent Parlane SR 43
Wonderful Parade" Brent Parlane SR
Click on image to
download print quality .tiff
Karen Lynne's writing and performance
achievements are myriad. Her win in The Victorian Country Music
Awards this year came hot on the heels of 5 Grand Finalist
nominations in "Golden Guitar" Awards and The TSA "Contemporary
Country Song of the year" in 2001 (With Pat Drummond).
That award followed up her 1999 win for "Grandma Used to
Say" (Co-written with Heather Field and James Gillard)
It is inevitable,
however, that her songwriting is often overshadowed in the public
eye by her prowess as a singer. Karen is an absolutely stunning
vocalist whose 4 albums have become firm favorites with broadcasters
around Australia. Two Top 5 singles in recent times and if the
enthusiasm of her fans is any indication, many more to come.
Of Love" Karen Lynne SR 19
( Barcode 9331871000198)- Karen Lynne This album was
Grand Finalist in The 1999 Golden Guitars 'Album Of The year'
'Best Female Vocal' 'APRA Song Of The Year' features 'Half The
Moon' and 'Grandma used to Say '
Days In December (with Pat Drummond) " Karen Lynne SR 18
Mountain Rain" Karen Lynne (With Martin Louis) SR 20 Karen Lynne and Marty Louis (with Acoustic
Shock) (SR 20) ( Barcode 9331871000082)
A stunning new mix of Folk and Traditional Bluegrass. Think
'The Seekers meets Bluegrass' and you're on the way. Stunning
harmonies, Karen's crystal clear vocals and amazing virtuoso performances
from Marty and Ian Simpson (Flying Emus) Features #5 Country
Hit "This Ring". WINNER OF THE VICTORIAN COUNTRY MUSIC
Wind" Karen Lynne SR 38 (
- Karen Lynne. Karen's superb sequel to 'Labour of Love' returns
to the beuatiful blend of Country / Folk influences. Great productions
from Herm Kovac and great new original tracks such as 'The
Outback's been getting the Rain'
Karen Lynne SR 55 Barcode Barcode NO. 9331 8710 05568 - Karen Lynne. Karen's 2006 Release. A great new
Contemporary Bluegrass with a starstudded Bluegrass band. Mick
Albeck, Rod McCormack , James Gillard. The first ever collaboration
from Country Music Producers Herm KovaK and Rod McCormack has
produced a spectacular
album that has the industry Raving... Find Out Why "Jealous
, "Blue Mountain Rain" "We should Only have Time
for Love" and many more
Lynne - The Singles' SR 72
( Barcode 9331871005957
) - Karen Lynne. A complete record of the single releases that
saw Karen awarded the Female vocalist Gold Medallion by The
World Alliance of Radio Presenters. 15 tracks plus The Second
Wind Video Clip
Days in December' (SR 18)
( Barcode 9331871000075)-
Pat Drummond & Karen Lynne features "The Rush" winner
of Stan Coster Memorial Award Song of the Year 1999, Kerrie Flood
Memorial Award Best Contemporary Song 1999 in the QLD TSA Awards
and winner of Contemporary Song of The Year - TSA Awards, Jan
Long Journey Home' SR 75 Pat
Drummond & Karen Lynne features "The Bridge (This Tree)
, Dreams, Amish Mourn and Calling Me. This beautiful and very
gentle acoustic album is a celebration of the 8 years of Australian
touring which made Pat and Karen a much loved fixture at so many
Nine new songs and some great duo re-recordings of Pat's most
poignant compositions. As Featured on ABC Radio's "Saturday
Night Country with John Nutting'
Songs and Laughlines
(SR 87) ( Barcode
9331871007098) - Karen Lynne. A lovely hearfelt journey through
Karen's Favourites Country Music Songs, some of which she first
performed as a child in her family singalongs and Country Music
Club beginnings. Features the beutiful tribute to those years
in ' The Road That brought me here'
!!! 'Shine Your Light SR 104
Recorded in the United States at the Home Studio Of Tom T Hall
this ialbum of Gospel Bluegrass Gems is possibly Karen's Finest
new signing, is unique. She has a crystal clear voice, and a sense
of humour, warmth and conviction that distinguish her as an entertainer
who can immediately establish a relationship, both friendly and
intimate with her audience, moving them to tears one minute and
laughter the next.
"I only sing songs that I believe in, I can't sing what I
don't feel. " she says. Maintaining a balance in performances
between the serious and the light hearted, K'crasher's influences
are wide and eclectic. At home with the blues or soul music, her
performances of her own compositions have received enthusiastic
acclaim wherever she performs them. Powerful lyrics drawn from
her own experiences connect with people at a profound level. K'crasher
is capable of being both bitingly insightful and compassionate
at the same time, not to mention stark raving Mad.
The Light" K'crasher SR 40
Click on image to
download print quality .tiff
Mark Tempany is one of Australia's leading independent
recording artists. While gaining a degree in Environmental
Science, Mark's passion for his music really defined itself, so
it's no surprise that it is his lyrical evocations of the natural
world that have become his trademark.
songs emerged from Mark's fourth album - "far away"
- in 2000, including the title track, "Australian Child",
"Two Blue Moons" and "The Final Goodbye" -
a tribute to the influence of the late American songwriter John
Denver. It has been his stunning 2002 'Long Highway' release,
however, which has catapulted him to national attention. From
wide orchestral anthems to the most intimate and touching acoustic
ballads and even some uncharacteristically hard edged topics on
songs such as " Wrong Place, Wrong Time" make this the
highlight of Mark's endeavors so far. Trademark soaring tenor
vocals, emotive and intimate lyrics, and pure, sweet melodies
make Mark memorable in any company.
Long Highway" Mark Tempany SR 47
The Long Highway (SR 47) ( Barcode 9331871000259) Mark
Tempany, Brisbane based singer-songwriter has released what many
feel is his 'career album. Soaring distinctive vocals wedded to
a series of inspirational and uplifting songs that celebrate life
and the natural world. " The Darling Downs", "Wrong
Place Wrong Time" and"Riding High"
Trevor Knight is a spellbinding
storyteller, singer and songwriter, having won 2 Golden Guitars,
one of Australia's most prestigious recording awards.
* Whatever and wherever Trevor sings, he gives his all, music
is his life and he conveys this love to his audience. As Ray Martin
said "He delivers with his own special style...and
soul. ..I envy his talent"
"Across the Miles"
( SR 52) ( Barcode 9331871000211) Superb
Country Folk Artist, Trevor Knight's new album though Shoestring
is gaining attention fast with the single releases 'Across The
Miles', Roll River Roll, as well as great duo collaborations
with Award winning producer and Country Music writer Allan
NEW !!! "Favourable
Winds " SR 68 ( Barcode 9331871000211) Golden Guitar
winner, Trevor Knight features ' Single Man' and Brony's Song'
and other great songwriting collaborations with Award winning
producer and Country Music writer Allan Caswell.
has long been known as one of Canada's most spectacular singers.
Her evocative interpretations get to the heart of any songs she
sings. She's an engaging performer who doesn't hesitate to throw
in a little humour to good effect, in between the songs about
the human quest for love, acceptance and understanding. She has
been blessed with a voice that can "ring out across a field",
and bring an audience to tears, or laughter. And she is a wonderful
Over the last
20+ years of her career, Cathy has performed at many folk festivals,
clubs, and concerts from coast to coast in Canada. She is known
for her upbeat performances, which have made her a favourite at
In 2000, she
was recognized in Australia, where she was awarded a national
songwriting Special Merit award by the Australian Heritage Commission.
She released this song on a CD single called "Grand Old Duchess".
It was named one of Macca's "Top 10 Songs of 2000" in
January 2001. She has also toured extensively in North America
and Australia to quilting guilds around the country, with her
CD "One Stitch at a Time", released in September 2000.
In 2002 she released her second CD of quilting songs, and continues
an extremely active tour schedule with her husband, John Bunge.
Stitch In Time" Cathy Miller SR 22 ( Barcode 9331871000358
) 'One Stitch at a Time' - (also SWAK CD06) 12 tracks about
quilts, quilters and quilting.
'A Quilter's Embrace' (SR 23)
( Barcode 9331871000365)- New Release (SWAK CD07)
Cathy's Delightful sequel to the best selling 'One Stitch
at a Time' More songs about quilts and quilters.
Henderson SR 81 The Songs Of Don Henderson Barcode9331 8710 07005
A Proud release for Shoestring Productions. A new historical release
by one of the founding icons of the Australian Folk Revival the
late grewat Don Henderson
See Also Australian Roots String
Secrets Of Eremeran SR 107
Shoestring Records, Australia
The Home of Fine Australian Music and Bush Poetry since 1976
Best viewed at '800x 600'
(All Computer Animation by Drummond Design
Website by Pattern Pat Websites)
(All Computer animation by Drummond Design Website
by Pattern Pat Websites
/ Back to Shoestring A&R