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Ben Mastwyk - Happiness

Ben Mastwyk - Happiness
Ben Mastwyk is one of those key players, the consummate sideman contributing guitar, vocals and banjo to a range of different projects prior to the arrival of his acclaimed 2015 debut album Mornin, Evenin, Celebrating both classic and contemporary Americana music, the record heralded the start of a promising solo career.

The album finds Mastwyk traversing the world of country music; from the Appalachian mountains to the honky-tonk bars of Nashville and the multitude of back porches where Townes Van Zandt, Guy Clark and so many other troubadours have penned many a heartfelt song. To inspire and fuel his songwriting for the album, Mastwyk travelled to the source – the American South, composing songs while in a state of transit across the country in trains and cars before returning to Melbourne to complete the songs that would become Mornin, Evenin. The album showcases Mastwyk’s ability to honour the traditions of the genre while tipping his hat to those that were crucial in shaping the direction alt-country music would take. Through his songs Mastwyk traces a line from Willie and Waylon, through Gram Parsons and on to contemporary songwriters such as Sturgill Simpson, Daniel Romano and Justin Townes Earle.

About this track...

Reflecting on the struggle to achieve happiness and the effect that has on those around you. I’ve had a lot of contact with depression and it’s something really quite impervious to suggestion. This is just about accepting that you can’t fix someone’s situation and learning to sit with that feeling.

Number Of People In Act Solo
State/Territory Artist Is Based In VIC
City/Town/Region Artist Is Based In Melbourne
Taken From The Release Titled Winning Streak
Copyright Holder's Name Ben Mastwyk
Media Servicing Date 2018-06-08
Main Genre Country
Genre 2 Alternative Country
Genre 3 Blues
Genre 4 Dance
Contains explicit lyrics or themes that may offend some listeners No
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Content Provider Footstomp Music