VIDEO CLIP FEATURING "HALL O FAME" scroll down!

"SOLID GOLD" JUST RELEASED !

"SOLID GOLD"

WELL! I AM SO EXCITED ABOUT THIS NEW ALBUM  IS ALL ABOUT -RODEO-HORSES-TRIBUTES- TO SOME OF OUR VERY BEST HORSES, HORSEMEN & WOMEN, THE DROVERS, THE TEAMSTERS, THE LEGENDS, THE HEROES! I KNOW YOUR ALL GONNA LOVE IT! IT'S SURE BEEN A LONG TIME COMING, SORT OF A SEQUEL TO "THE VANISHING HORSEMEN" MY MOST POPULAR ALBUM EVER, PEOPLE TELL ME THEY STILL LOVE IT! AFTER NEARLY THIRTY YEARS! SURE HOPE THIS NEW ONE IS AS EVERGREEN AND AS APPRECIATED AS THAT! BUT I HOPE IT WILL TWEAK YOUR INTEREST AND CONVINCE YOU THAT "SOLID GOLD" WILL BE A MUST FOR YOUR COLLECTION. 

We shot the album photo's in Uralla in Autumn. I spent over Twenty years in Uralla- love New England, a very inspirational time in my life. Wrote so many of my songs here. Launched two other albums here- River Gums & Mallee Dust- in 1987- and Sweet Rain in 1994- .

SOME OF AUSTRALIA'S BEST MUSICIANS!

I'M VERY PROUD OF THE MUSIC AND FEEL VERY PRIVALIGED THAT ALL THESE GREAT PLAYERS FEATURE ON THIS ALBUM. AND WHEN YOU HEAR THE SONGS YOU WILL AGREE I'M SURE THAT THEY HAVE ALL BROUGHT SOMETHING VERY SPECIAL TO THE SONGS. ROD MCCORMACK- (banjo/guitars/papoose- Rod brings his magic to the songs. GARRY STEELE- keyboards/accordion/piano-Garry has played a big part on my last few albums. RODNEY FORD- drums/percussion- Love his drums!  JOHN CROKER- bass guitar always solid as a rock.  ClARE O'MEARA - one of Australia's best fiddle players- a Bushwacker. Great to have Clare on my albums. BIG BLIND RAY- a great Harp player who added so much to the songs! First time on my albums- And some very tasty Electric Guitar from- PETER NORTHCOTE- Peter added that final bit of bling! if you like, a very fine player! My son BEN MURPHY  featured on I'm A Cowgirl, and it has ended up one of my favourites!

MASTERED BY -WILLIAM BOWDEN- Grammy Award winner!

Hall O'Fame track from Solid Gold CD

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MY FABULOUS STUDIO BAND- left to right- Russ (Engineer) Garry-Rodney-& John. Outside Damien-gerard studio Balmain.

A LOCAL HORSE TEAM IN THE MOONBI AREA 1878. (this caption is wrong) "MOONBI RANGE" is based on a true story of a bloke called Morgan, & his legendary team climbing the Moonbi Range! Thanks to Max Ellis 'for finding the photo.

FIRST THE SONGS- pictured (palomino colt by Roc)

IT IS AN OLD STORY FIRST THE SONG! AND SOME OF THESE SONGS HAVE BEEN HATCHING ,OR WRITTEN YEARS AGO, SOME BRAND NEW, SOME CO WRITTEN, BUT MOST WRITTEN BY ME.  SOME GREAT STORIES HERE, SPECIALLY THE STORIES THAT HAVE NEVER BEEN TOLD !  I JUST LOVE IT WHEN I CAN BRING AN OLD LEGEND TO LIFE, AND GO BACK INTO OUR HISTORY TO RECREATE SOME SPECIAL MOMENT, OR BRING BACK SOME AMAZING CHARACTER FROM OUR PAST! SOME MAGIC STORIES HERE THAT I WANT TO SHARE WITH YOU ALL. THERE ARE SOME TRIBUTE SONGS HERE AS WELL, THE TITLE TRACK (SOLID GOLD) WRITTEN FOR OUR BELOVED STALLION  "ROC" . BUT ALSO A TRIBUTE TO "ACRES DESTINY" (TEXAS TO TAMWORTH) CERTAINLY ONE OF OUR MOST SUCCESSFUL SIRES HERE IN AUSTRALIA AND WE WILL FEATURE "ACRES" IN THE BOOKLET, AS HE IS STILL WELL & TRULY ALIVE AND WELL & STILL PRODUCING PROLIFIC WINNERS!  I HAVE ALSO RECORDED BY YOUR REQUEST, MY OWN VERSION OF "PADDY WILLIAM" WHICH WON (SLIM & I) A GOLDEN GUITAR IN 2001. THEN THERE ARE THE  RODEO SONGS -THE WARWICK RODEO- (a new song for our legendary local Rodeo) BUNDARRA DUST (a glimpse of this little bush town and their great Campdraft weekend) -HALL O'FAME- all those dreams of fame & glory)  THE CUTTIN' SONG-(song for the Cutters here) Co written with Des Mortlock- a horseman from Beaudesert. I'M A COWGIRL! (a song for all those wonderful cowgirls). And a very rare thing for me to record a cover, but Lyle Lovett's great Rodeo song- FARTHER DOWN THE LINE. THE MOONBI RANGE- a great yarn-(based on true story) about an old Teamster & the legendary Monnbi Range>  IT TRULY IS A SMORGOSBORD OF HORSES, RODEO, LEGENDS & HEROES & AN ALBUM I'M GOING TO BE VERY PROUD OF. MORE INFO & PHOTO'S COMING SOON!