Back in the 1980s Roger Knox and the Euraba Band (named after the Euraba bush--which supplied him with traditional medicines made by his Aunt to soothe his crash-related injuries) were the hottest act in Australian Country music, black or white.
Artist Jon Langford (Mekons, Waco Brothers) met Knox on a visit to Australia several years ago. When he heard of Roger and the potentially-soon-to-be-lost subculture of the utterly unique cultural collision that is Koori country, Langford knew he had to be involved.
It is powerful and moving material, heartbreaking and hilarious, downtrodden and uplifting, suffused with longing, alienation, resilience and hope; universal themes arising out of largely unexplored context. It possesses the urgency of a Alan Lomax field recording, but with a spirit that remains relevant in today’s world.
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Other tracks by Roger Knox: Blue Gums Calling Me Back Home - Took The Children Away
|Number Of People In Act||Solo|
|State/Territory Artist Is Based In||NSW|
|City/Town/Region Artist Is Based In||Boggabilla|
|Taken From The Release Titled||Stranger In My Land|
|Copyright Holder's Name||Bloodshot Ltd.|
|Media Servicing Date||2013-02-12|
|Contains explicit lyrics or themes that may offend some listeners||No|
|Artist Official Web Site||http://rogerknoxmusic.com/|
|Artist Social Network Page|
|Online Store Page 1||https://www.bloodshotrecords.com/artist/roger-knox|
|Content Provider||Business Other|