SEE MY WORLD IS OUT FRIDAY 9 DECEMBER ON ITUNES
Blues roots country and folk musician Glenn Skuthorpe releases the second single from his soon to be released fifth album and celebrates with a string of summer dates including Retreat Hotel, Brunswick (12 Dec); Republic Bar, Hobart (1 Jan); Cygnet Folk Festival (6-8 Jan); and Illawarra Folk Festival (12-15 Jan).
The new single ‘See My World’ sails into the slipstream in the wake of first single ‘Small Change’ released in October 2016. In this title track off the forthcoming album, ‘See My World’ listeners are taken on a journey down a coastal road and along broken corridors and abandoned rooms:
‘She told me she loved her soul, never let it fly to high
Past that place that she knows, along those broken corridors
And past that abandoned room, where once good love turned to bad
And I trace my steps on a wind and a road, baby don’t you love me because I’ve been gone away’
The title track features Declan O’Neill on Drums, James Rust on Bass and Kerri Simpson backing vocals. Glenn sings all the track and plays acoustic and electric guitar, mandolin, banjo and harmonica on the album.
His fifth independently produced album ‘See My World’ is out in February with a national tour to follow in late Feb to April 2017. Tour dates to be announced soon!
Nhunggabarra, Kooma, Muruwari man and international touring singer songwriter Glenn Skuthorpe has carved an enviable reputation as an exemplary lyricist and composer, travelling the world and sharing through music. Whether on the main stage or around the campfire, Glenn is a generous and exciting performer whose playing style is captivating and enveloping, engaging audiences in the stories behind his songs.
Glenn’s connection to his country is expressed in the masterful storytelling within the songs on his new album, which was engineered by Colin Wynne at Thirty Mills Studios and saw collaborations with producer Steve Francis (who produced a track on the album) and Clare O’Meara who has played on all of Glenn’s albums. The album features Canadian country singer Matt Patershuk, Clare O’Meara (Accordion and Fiddle); Kerry Simpson (Backing Vocals); Ann Metry (Bass); James Rust (Bass); Mark Grunden (Drums) and Declan O’Neill (Drums). Glenn Skuthorpe has performed on stages big and small with some living legends in his long career – including Archie Roach, Renee Geyer, Rory McLeod, Michelle Shocked, Buddy Miller and Mary Gauthier. Glenn’s music is featured on multiple films, documentaries and television series both nationally and internationally, most recently on Emmy and BAFTA-award winning film-maker and journalist John Pilger’s 2014 film Utopia.
Glenn has performed successful tours through Canada and the Australian East Coast featuring on stages at Calgary, Edmonton and Woodford Folk Festivals, and Byron Bay Bluesfest to name a few. Glenn has been hard at work in the studio and has emerged with an abundance of new material, enough for three albums in fact, the first of which See My World will be out in early 2017. glennskuthorpe.com
“Glenn Skuthorpe’s music is like an out-of-heart experience, a sad-gentle wind that lifts you up, allows you to soar, to coast, to feel the power of the truth carry you along with honest lyrics and heavenly licks – knowing that when you return to your heart: everything will be different. The new album is a ride through country old and new, driving through the hills of hope, and down into the valley of justice.” (Peter Docker, Author)
“With heartfelt lyrics and melancholy Celtic air you can almost smell the acrid smoke from a hundred campfires and see the blood staining the wattle.” (Cow Punk Quarterly)
“Glenn’s strong and weather-beaten voice rings true…this man is a poet” (Dave Steele)
“…a style that is earthy, Australian and very much his own” (Yarn Up Magazine)
“Out of the Darkness introduced Glenn’s distinct musical style and received a strong response, with extensive airplay of his single Cradle to the Grave and Deadlys nominations in the categories of Best Album, Best Single and Best Male Artist” (Deadly Vibe)