This Years Artists

Michael Waugh

58bd1bd7c6316 Michael Waugh LAS 05.06.16 WEB VERSIONNominated for Best New Talent at the 2017 Golden Guitar awards,
Michael Waugh gives a profound new voice to the Australian
experience. His insightful storytelling cuts to the emotional heart
of everyday life. A unique, intelligent and emotionally charged
performer, Waugh has been compared to the honesty and power of
Australian folk and country legends, Mick Thomas, Paul Kelly and
John Williamson. He is uniquely Australian and genuine – the real
Michael’s debut album, ‘What We Might Be’ was nominated for
Best Country Album 2016 in The Age, Music Victoria Awards.
The album was launched to a sell out room at the Melbourne Folk
Club. The record, produced by multiple Golden Guitar and ARIA
award winner, Shane Nicholson, has impressed critics:
"with this one record Waugh has done enough to add himself to
the list of archetypical Aussie singer-songwriters” (Four star
review, Paul Smith, The Sydney Morning Herald)
"a flawless collection of beautiful songs" (Allan Caswell, Country
Music Capitol News)
"outstanding debut release" (Billy Pinnell, Stacks Magazine),
"his songs reverberate with reminiscences from rural Victoria sung
in an accent as broad as the Murray-Darling Basin" (Four star
review by Tony Hillier, The Weekend Australian)
The record is gut-wrenchingly honest, emotionally brave, and
compellingly beautiful. It is about growing up in an East
Gippsland dairy farming community and of being a dad. As a
result, the album pays tribute to his family and friends in a way
that has won the hearts of audiences all over the country.

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