The horizon has never been wider for one of Australia’s most exciting and diverse artists, Darren Coggan, with the release of his new studio album, The Wide Horizon, released this week.
In the time since his last offering, the intensely personal and Golden Guitar winning album, War Stories, Coggan has been tirelessly lapping the continent with his critically acclaimed theatre show Peace Train The Cat Stevens Story.
The Wide Horizon encapsulates Coggan at his very best with songs that will truly engage the spirit of his audience.
Produced by Ben Edgar (guitarist for Missy Higgins, Goyte, Passenger, Angus & Julia Stone) and recorded in Melbourne, the album features a cast of Australia’s finest musicians who have woven their own distinctive style around Coggan’s own melodies and lyrics.
On the eve of the album's release, Coggan added another trophy to his mantle when he took home the coveted ‘Male Artist Of The Year’ for the second consecutive year at the Australian Celtic Music Awards held in Glen Innes earlier in the month.
Coggan won the award for his stirring song ‘Scotland’, taken from his stunning new album, ‘The Wide Horizon’.
‘Scotland’ traces his Celtic roots and tells the story of John Fletcher, a proud young Scot who left his home in Glenbuchat, Scotland, and migrated to the New England highlands of NSW, settling in Glen Innes, where Darren would eventually be born.
The Wide Horizon is now available from CD retailers and online stores.