This month’s episode 8 #swingeasy playlist is inspired by Tasmania. I’m heading there with the band in a few days to play our first ever headline shows in Grove on Thursday and Hobart on Friday (see Tour).
Here’s the songs I chose and why…
Rinse & Repeat >> Aimless
This makes me feel like i’ve just entered a bar in Hobart. Cosy and warm with jazz in the air. I’ve had some great nights in random pubs around Hobart. I
It Goes on >> Slow Dancer
Epic tune by a fella who performed at Tasmania’s great PANAMA festival.
Walk on the Wild Side >> Lou Reed
Dark Mofo this year features an installation of the late Lou Reed’s collection of guitars and amps.
Healing >> Sampa The Great
Another performer at PANAMA. This woman is amazing. A truely gifted and exciting artist.
Yen Ara >> Ebo Taylor
There’s a vibrant African community in Hobart. This is a new release of a heavy cat from Ghana who has pioneered Highlife and Afrobeat music from West Africa.
On a Desert Isle >> C.W. Stoneking
Saw this fella at Falls festival a few years ago. Makes me want to lay in the grass in Cygnet.
Sand Castles >> ISLA KA
Found this lovely sound looking around for Tasmanian artists. Love the vibe.
Have a little Faith DUB >> Blundetto Ken Boothe
This makes me breath slowly. Like.
Tieduprightnow >> Parcels
Love these fellas. They are doing incredible things in Berlin. A long way from Byron Bay where they all grew up together.
I Take this Time >> PARKER
Another gorgeous Tassie grown treat.
Ementha-Papaguneray >> Emily Wurramara
Beautiful song by a beautiful song woman.
Untitled 1 >> Ocelote Rojo
Another Instrumental in this playlist that transports me away. I feel like Tasmania’s landscape does that. Its so lush and so wild.
Animal Song >> Warumpi Band
Gorilla Villa >> OKA
My first time performing in Tasmania was busking at Salamanca market’s with this band. I remember it well because it was cold, yet I got some of the worst sunburn I’ve ever had.
Darling >> Kat Edwards
Another Tasmanian local with a bright future. Watch this space.
My Island Home >> The Beach Players
Take. it. Slow.
The 12th of September >> Xavier Rudd – Official
I performed at Nayri Niara festival on Brunie Island with Xavier. It was my second show ever with him which later turned into 5 years of shows around the world.