A collaboration with a country music colleague has earnt Luke O'Shea two Golden Guitars finalists spots.
The award winning artist is sharing the finalists nods with Tom Curtain for their collaborations Never Never Land which could see them take out the Toyota Heritage Song of the Year and CMC Video Clip of the Year categories.
With all of that to add to the Festival excitement, O’Shea is looking forward to a busy festival ahead.
“It’s like preparing for a marathon or triathlon,” he quipped,
“It does require a high level of discipline and preparation.
“It’s a cyclone while you’re there, you’re running around like a mad chook, but my goodness you miss it when it’s over.”
O’Shea is returning to what he refers to as his “spiritual home” at the Tamworth Services Club for a swag of shows.
“It’s a beautiful songhouse room,” he said.
“It’s air conditioned, a beautiful PA sound system and cold beer in glasses.
“It’s all you can ask for, a beautiful setting, quiet listening room and as a songwriter that is everything you hope for – particularly when it is cracking 40 degrees outside.”
O’Shea said there’ll be some special guests dropping in for a song or two – with Tom Curtain among them.
“It’s about really digging deep into the stories and the characters of the songs,” he said.
“Music is all about connection and connecting with another person on a heart-to-heart, head-to-head level.”
In other exciting news, O’Shea said he’s been working on his new album and he’ll be road testing some new songs on his audience.
“There’s plenty of songs I’ll be bouncing off people, I’m excited to be showcasing these new songs to the audience this year,” he said.
“It really helps the preparation for going into the studio, tweaking a word here or there and seeing how it relates to the audience on a certain level.
“If you see a tear or laughter in the person listening, you know you’re on the right track.”
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