“If you build it they will come” is the line I remember from a 90s Kevin Costner movie.
I am preparing for a ‘Factory Lad’ album launch concert this Friday at our local wine bar, Yazzbar, kindly hosted by owners Harvey and Penny. This place is definitely worth a visit if you ever find yourself passing through Yass.
On 7th August 2019, UK folk singer, and ex-Australian resident Gerry Hallom started uploading recordings of Colin to his YouTube channel. Gerry is well known in the Australian folk scene for his fantastic setting of Henry Lawson’s Outside Track, sung here by the late Danny Spooner. The tune was re-used for Cicely Fox Smith’s Lee Fore Brace by Charlie Ipcar.
So far Gerry has uploaded the following songs, some live with spoken intro and some from studio recordings (you can listen to them all on this playlist):
- Highway One (with Colin Campbell)
- Factory Lad
- High Germany
- Underneath Her Apron
- Ballad of Reading Gaol
- I Get Them Blues When it Rains
- Lord Franklin
It is fantastic to hear these recordings, some of them of much better quality that what I have heard so far (excepting the 7 songs on the Mike Eves studio recording).