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Posted Thursday, July 24, 2014
The songs are more rooted in folk & country with bluesy tinges though the strong connection to the WA landscape remains, with stories of an encounter with an emu on a desolate stretch of North West highway, a celebration of a Kimberley night, and the ritual pilgrimage to favourite southern coastal haunts. Hyams was also inspired to write by years of working in WA jails, during which time he produced two albums of songs written by inmates, including the "Murru" album in the WA North Western town of Roebourne, where he worked with Bill Chambers, Lucky Oceans, Archie Roach, Harry Hookey and Emma Donovan, this line-up recently opening the 2014 Melbourne Festival.
The Travelling Bones line-up features Melbourne based cellist Francesca Mountfort and versatile WA fiddler Charlie McCarthy.
The album songs have been quick to gain recognition, with nominations for WAM Song of the Year, Music Oz, ASA (Australian Songwriters Association) and the Tamworth Songwriters Association.
‘'Travelling Bones' is a beautiful contemporary folk and country album with a hint of blues that fills a small part in your soul that you wouldn't otherwise have even known was empty’.(Emma Bradstock – Isolated Nation)
85 Allambie Road
Formerly the Allambie Heights Uniting Church, Humph Hall is now the private home of Gial Leslie and Wayne Richmond.
As with all concerts in Humph Hall, the David Hyams Trio will be performing acoustically - no PA system!