Newsletter Signup

Become a ABC Music VIP Newsletter subscriber for all the latest ABC Music artist and label news!


Best of Blues & Roots 2017

ABC Music is releasing a 2CD compilation celebrating the most popular, most loved and the most played Blues & Roots tracks of the past year. Featuring huge hits and festival favourites both locally and abroad, this compilation pays homage to respected stalwarts as well as embracing the new generation of Blues & Roots music.

Featuring Kaleo, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, City and Colour, Michael Kiwanuka, The Waifs, St. Paul & The Broken Bones, Dan Sultan, Billy Bragg & Joe Henry, Taasha Coates and many more stellar Blue & Roots artists.

Track Listing:

CD 1:

1. Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats – Parlor
2. The Record Company – Off The Ground
3. Dan Sultan – Magnetic
4. St. Paul & The Broken Bones – All I Ever Wonder
5. Hollie Smith – Water Or Gold
6. Matt Andersen – Honest Man
7. Ash Grunwald – Hammer
8. Son Little – All Wet
9. Elli Schoen – Mumma
10. Dustin Tebbutt – Wooden Heart
11. William Crighton – Hope Recovery (Talking To God)
12. The Stray Birds – Shining In The Distance
13. The Wilson Pickers – Pulled Apart By Horses
14. Halfway – Bret Canham’s Leather Jacket
15. Timberwolf – Washed Out
16. Billy Bragg & Joe Henry – Hobo’s Lullaby
17. Esmé Patterson – Yours And Mine
18. Jeff Lang – Fugitive Ghosts

CD 2:

1. River Whyless – All Day All Night
2. Kaleo – Way Down We Go
3. Max Jury – Numb
4. Michael Kiwanuka – Love & Hate (UK Radio Edit)
5. Turin Brakes – Save You
6. City and Colour – Peaceful Road
7. Andrew Phelan – Young Hearts (Live)
8. Josh Pyke & Sydney Symphony Orchestra – The Summer
9. The Waifs – Ironbark
10. Winterbourne – To Get To Know You
11. Busby Marou – Getaway Car
12. Tami Neilson – Holy Moses
13. Melbourne Ska Orchestra – Mercy Lord
14. Taasha Coates – High Times
15. Pierce Brothers – Overdose
16. Raised By Eagles – Shape & Line
17. All Our Exes Live In Texas – Boundary Road

Music can change lives. For almost 20 years, the Hush Foundation has been working with renowned Australian artists to create music of joy and calm – originally to support children in hospital, and now enjoyed everywhere from concert halls to living rooms. In this latest offering from the Hush series, pianist Tony Gould and guitarist Peter Petrucci present music that can bring optimism even in the toughest times.The Hush Foundation, under the inspirational leadership of physician Professor Catherine Crock AM, transforms the healthcare experience for patients, families and staff through music and the performing arts. It has produced 17 albums, bringing some of Australia’s finest performers and composers together in collaborative partnerships that engage with the lived experience of people in the health system and other stressful environments. Hush albums are played not only in hospitals, but also in aged care, palliative care and childcare facilities to reduce stress and anxiety. Community and international orchestras also play music composed for Hush. In 2014, Hush’s contribution to Australian music was acknowledged with the APRA/AMCOS Award for Excellence.Gathering of Kindness recognises the power of the small acts of kindness and respect that build trust and create a sense of safety and security in difficult and challenging situations. ‘When we ask patients, their families and those working in healthcare “What matters to you?”’ says Professor Crock, ‘the single word at the top of the list is kindness.’Tony Gould and Peter Petrucci wrote the music on this album with the Hush ‘family’ firmly in mind. ‘We hope they serve at least one of music’s purposes in life, and that is to help calm our fellow humans in times when things aren’t going so well. Music can do this superbly. It can also give us joy, can foster kindness and a sense that, ultimately, everything will be all right.’ This latest album has been named after the healthcare events Hush has hosted since 2016. The Gathering of Kindness bring people working in health and aged care together to talk about ways kindness can flourish in their organisations and services. These events are being hosted throughout November at metro, regional and rural healthcare organisations across Victoria, and include live performances of Hush plays and music, healthcare book launches and panels, narrative and a range of self-care workshops, as well as updates on new research being undertaken. Hush is also hosting a ticketed event at KPMG in Melbourne on Thursday 14 November.›Pianist / composer / critic / author / academic / educator Tony Gould has been involved in music in Australia for over half a century. A prolific performer, composer and recording artist across several musical genres of art music, Tony has composed and performed alongside other renowned musicians Australia-wide and internationally. His numerous accolades include membership of the Order of Australia (AM) in recognition of his contribution to music.Peter Petrucci is one of Australia’s leading jazz guitarists, recognised for his virtuosity and lyricism in improvisations and artful compositions. He has released eight albums – the latest, They Know That We Know, in August 2019. Peter has performed locally and internationally supporting distinguished musicians and has appeared at numerous international jazz festivals, in the US, Canada, Germany, Italy, the Melbourne International Jazz Festival and the Wangaratta, Stonnington and Queensland Jazz Festivals. TRACKLISTING 1 All Things Good2 Anthem3 Calm4 Autumn Lullaby5 Quiet6 Spring Town7 It’s Up to You8 A Little Folk Song9 Essence10 Truth and Beauty11 The Softness of Air12 The Smile Peter Petrucci guitar – Tony Gould piano Tks 1-3, 5, 8, 10-12 composed by Tony Gould.Tks 4, 6, 7 and 9 composed by Peter Petrucci.