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Spike Flynn - Father O'Connell

Spike Flynn - Father O'Connell
Spike Flynn has released three albums of original songs - “It's alright” and “Rough landing” and now “Just this side of here”.

His first album "It's alright" reached number 10 on the September 2010 Euro Americana charts.

He won the alt-country section of the Tamworth National Songwriting Competition in 2017 and had three songs in the 2018 finals.

Originally from the Central West of NSW and now based in Sydney, Spike infuses home town/country themes with an urban edge. He is an accomplished finger-picking guitarist in the style of Doc Watson and plays ‘rack’ harmonica. His original songs have a strong Australian presence but with universal themes.

He has supported international acts including Peter Rowan and his Bluegrass Band, Kristina Olsen, John McCutcheon as well as local acts such as Jim Conway’s Big Wheel. Spike often performs with the two-piece band the Open Hearted Strangers, playing a mix of original songs, blues and country.

About this track...

"Father O'Connell" is a song about an old Irish priest. It references back to earlier times in country towns in Australia. It is about his loneliness, his longing in some ways for his 'home' but also about how he has come to terms with this and the good he did. It's about how the 'western dirt' changed him.

Other tracks by Spike Flynn: Like a breeze  -  Smoke at the river bend
Number Of People In Act Solo
State/Territory Artist Is Based In NSW
City/Town/Region Artist Is Based In Rozelle
Taken From The Release Titled Just This Side Of Here
Copyright Holder's Name Paul Flynn
Publisher Paul Flynn
Media Servicing Date 12/08/2019
Main Genre Country
Genre 2 Alternative Country
Genre 3 Acoustic
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Content Provider Amrap Unsigned