The Bushwackers release new single and music clip
Triple Golden Guitar Winners and 2021 Australasian Country Music Roll Of Renown
Inductees, THE BUSHWACKERS, have released their latest single This Little Town.
Over these pandemic years there has been an exodus from the big cities into regional
Australia, with many people enjoying the sense of community and simple living that
life in a little town can bring. “This little town is jacarandas and walks in the
afternoon……..” say the lyrics, emphasising the focus on the people, gardens and
lifestyle at the core of This Little Town.
This song is written and performed by Roger Corbett, the principal songwriter for The
Bushwackers since 1980 when he joined the band. He is joined by veteran
Bushwacker, Dobe Newton, on tin whistle and backing vocals, and Clare O’Meara on
accordion, with newcomers Liam Kennedy-Clark on guitars and backing vocals, Gabi
Louise on fiddle and Michael Carpenter on drums.
The music video, created by young Newcastle director Jeremy Minett of ‘Eyes + Ears
Creative’, shows the band in the little town of Lorn, near Maitland, where Roger drew
his inspiration for the song. “The town is such a close knit community” says Roger, “the
song just wrote itself, from all the great friendships, love and support we’ve had
through our four years here. We all look out for one another and we’re happy to take
the time to have a chat and take life a little slower.”
The Bushwackers have performed in the township a few times to sold out crowds. It
makes a huge difference for a band who have had so many shows postponed and
cancelled over the last two years.
Regional Australia is an amazing place to live and Roger feels very lucky to be part of
the community there. “It’s just a little spot in the country, where the river runs wide
and brown, but it’s starting to feel like home, this little town”.
Although The Bushwackers are a household name, some ‘youngsters’ may not know
entirely what The Bushwackers are renowned for. Their energetic live shows have had
thousands of fans dancing in the aisles with legendary performances at The Port Fairy
Folk Festival, The National Folk Festival, Tamworth Country Music Festival, The Gympie
Music Muster, Woodford Folk Festival, The Americana Conference (Nashville) The
National Celtic Festival and countless other events.