VETERANS can take some solace in the Wolfe Brothers single Hey Brother.
Part of the After the War album, commemorating the 100th anniversary of WWI – guitarist Tom Wolfe said it was an honour to give something to those that risk their lives.
“We took part in the 2015 Spirit of the Anzac tour and met a lot of veterans – we couldn’t believe so many of these guys had the hardest time coming back into normal life,” he said.
“They risk their lives and do incredible things to keep us safe, we wanted to write a song to let them know they’re appreciated – I just hope it really helps them.”
The country band has just released their fourth album, and, after losing their father to cancer and struggling to hold on to the family farm it’s their most honest music yet.
Single Country Heart was written in Nashville at around 2am.
“I think all of it comes out in some way or another on the album,” Wolfe said.
“With Country Heart I watched Nick write that song in the middle of the night, I was watching Netflix and could see him on his iPad.
“He’s never played guitar before, came out and said he thought he’d written a really good song and played it straight out.
“Not a lyric has changed.”
The band is headed back to Tamworth for the Toyota Country Music Festival in 2019.
This year they’ve made a change of venue, but will still be bringing the same good vibes to local audiences.
The show is at The Albert Hotel January 23.