Country Music Hall of Famer, guitarist Louie Shelton has weaved his magic touch on an all Tamworth song.
Last week, Shelton overdubbed lead guitar onto George Oak Lane, a song based on King George V Avenue Tamworth.
“We were in the studio for a few hours,” Paul Bonner Jones said.
“Louie hadn’t heard the tune before but quickly found an amazing heartfelt sound and riff,” Paul said of the humble maestro who retired to Australia in 1984.
Shelton had only just returned from a cruise where he was the headline act playing signature tunes on all the songs he’s recorded over the past six decades.
“He’s played on so many songs that I grew up with and performed over the years,” Bonner-Jones said.
Paul started his career in 1982 playing at pubs and clubs around Sydney in a popular duo.
In the past decade his focus has been on songwriting, travelling to Nashville six times for the Nashville Songwriters Festival, writing and demoing songs at his Woolomin home. It’s where George Oak Lane was written with Patricia Cruzado and former Werris Creek resident Kevin Dunshea in 2013.
Fast track to 2017 where a three track EP was recorded at Enrec Studios with Steve Newton (producer), Kelly Crosby on backup vocals, Lawrie Minson (banjo and harmonica) and Randall Wilson on drums.
Paul will be performing these songs during his CD launch at the TSA Songwriting Sessions at the Cattleman’s Steakhouse on Wednesday February 28, 7pm. All are welcome to come along.
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