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Amrap's AirIt | Australian Music Radio Airplay Project :: Folk :: Val Ockert - When the War is Over

Val Ockert - When the War is Over

Val Ockert - When the War is Over
About Val Ockert & Friends

Cartoonist, children’s book author, anthropologist and multi-instrumentalist Val Ockert crafts powerful, soaring melodies with global imagery.

Whenever he plays a raucous venue, the room is instantly chilled into a place of smiling, pacified listeners. You can smell the sweat and feel the tears that have gone into creating his clever, observational lyrics, accompanied by a lived-in voice full of gritty emotion.

Growing up in Canada, influenced by Irish music, alternate Country, 1950’s waltz, jazz and folk he brings together an eclectic mix of talented musicians to soothe the heart in a troubled world.

Val is joined by Tracey Stride on keyboard, banjo and charango. On their first album, “Lane Hog Mind with a Timid Heart”, Val and Tracey consider themselves to be blessed to play with Slim Pickens on vocals, upright bass, guitar, guitar, organ and percussion, Dr. Baz (Barry Ferrier) on lead guitar and accordion, with Neil McCann on drums.

Music seems to come so simply to some people. Val is one of those people.

Contact Details:

Val Ockert +61 422 659 901
Tracey Stride +61 400 148 778
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About this track...

I imagine a time when all conflict ends in hugs and tears. It’s such an idealistic but satisfying thought. The whole song for me is embodied in the opening and closing guitar riff. The guitar is a mini Cordoba, an instantly comfortable friend that yet contains many unwritten songs.

Other tracks by Val Ockert: Some Lascivious Lady  -  Be My Darling
Number Of People In Act 4 Piece
State/Territory Artist Is Based In NSW
City/Town/Region Artist Is Based In Byron Bay, NSW
Taken From The Release Titled Lane Hod Mind with a Timid Heart
Copyright Holder's Name Val Ockert
Publisher Redgate Records
Media Servicing Date 2017-05-28
Main Genre Folk
Genre 2 Alternative Country
Genre 3 Roots
Genre 4 Country
Contains explicit lyrics or themes that may offend some listeners No
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Content Provider Amrap Unsigned