Bud Rokesky Shines As An Outsider

Bud Rokesky Album Review

Bud Rokesky – Photo: James Adams

‘Outsider’ by Bud Rokesky

Album Out Now

Shows Coming Up Including Port Fairy Folk Festival

By Rob Dickens

This is a striking debut, featuring Queensland singer-songwriter Bud Rokesky‘s glorious deep and measured vocals over graphic tales of life from the perspective of someone that’s spent much time picking apart human behaviour and feelings. In fact, these songs have been crafted during long nights on
the highways of Queensland, where Rokesky plies his trade driving road trains.

“I was always a bit of an outsider. I think that’s one of the more prominent themes on the album – the outsider life and analysing that.”

Outsider contains thirteen tracks, each containing rich country/folk narratives that perfectly capture everyday life. Themes include a professional bull rider “JB Mauney”, a bad turn for a kid playing baseball (“Floodlights”), life on a cattle station (“Baby & I” – clip below), the compulsion of songwriting (“3 Daughters” and “Winds Roar”), plus the supremely tender six-minute monologue of “Louie”.

The album was produced and recorded by Matt Corby and Alex Henriksson on the New South Wales North Coast at Corby’s Rainbow Valley Studios.

Rokesky has upcoming shows with Matt Corby and Tim Easton (USA) and Port Fairy Folk Festival, the latter will be covered by Listening Through The Lens next week.  All dates via the link below.


Via Jo Corbett Publicity


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Bud Rokesky Album Review


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