*Featuring tracks from Midnight Oil and Part 1 of an interview with First Nations singer-songwriter Dom Amero from Winnipeg *
Iconic British folk singer and activist Billy Bragg, will soon be joining the panel discussion on the ABC TV Q&A program, along with some Australian politicians, including Peter Garret, former lead singer of Midnight Oil and Senator for the Labor Patty. Bragg and Garrett are both known for their outspoken views on progressive political issues, so this show is sure to provide a thought-provoking exchange. Today we air some Midnight Oil tracks spanning from the self-titled record of 1978 through to 1998′s ‘Redneck Wonderland’ record. Following this is Billy Bragg, performing a live version of a rare song by Weddings Parties Anything.
Don Amero is a fine example of the new generation of hard-working independent Canadian First Nations singer-songwriters who are building solidarity through quality record releases and widespread touring. This week I was fortunate to receive an advance copy of Amero’s most recent album ‘Heart On My Sleeve’, which contains a set of subtle acoustic tunes that sprung from a burst of inspiration following the birth of his child. Today on show I speak with Amero about his journey from a difficult upbringing in Winnipeg to his life-altering decision to purse music full time, and the growing movement of Aboriginal artists to connecting internationally.
Midnight Oil – ‘Powderworks’ [AU]
Midnight Oil – ‘I Don’t Wanna Be The One’ [AU]
Midnight Oil – ‘Kosciusko'[AU]
Midnight Oil – ‘My Country’ [AU]
Midnight Oil – ‘Truganini’ [AU]
Midnight Oil – ‘Redneck Wonderland’ [AU]
Billy Bragg – ‘Ship In My Harbour’ (live) [UK]
Don Amero – ‘Can I Be Made New’ [CA]
Interview with Don Amero Pt 1
Don Amero – ‘Sound Of Us Going Down’ [CA]
Featured video: Don Amero – ‘What Do You Wanna Do?’