reckoned with.” Ryan Bingham
Steeped in blues and country music, Liam Gerner left the Adelaide hills to try his luck in
London. The young guitar slinger quickly made a strong impression and earned a crust
opening for Paul Weller, Jason Isbell, Drive by Truckers, Paolo Nutini and many more. Liam
then headed to the US, joined Texan country rocker Ryan Bingham’s band and experienced
frontline American roots music. Returning to Australia in 2014, Liam released his debut
album ‘Land Of No Roads’, a startling collection of original songs he composed while touring
with Bingham and cut with some of LA’s finest players.
Since then Liam has been touring relentlessly throughout Australia, New Zealand and the
USA. Now based in Melbourne, Liam has developed his songwriting, collaborated with local
musicians and formed The Sunset Pushers, a band as fluid and soulful as his songs.
“Since returning to Australia, much of my writing has been focussed around my connection
to home,” says Liam. “That being the conflicting emotions and realities of what it means to
be Australian. My blood has been reboiled by listening afresh to Midnight Oil, Archie Roach
and The Cruel Sea while my mind’s been expanded by the bush poetry of Don Watson, Neil
Murray and Banjo Patterson.”
The result of all this touring, listening, collaborating and writing is a new album, Liam Gerner
and The Sunset Pushers.
Liam is steeped in both Americana and Australiana and on this album he fuses the sound of
the outback with that of rowdy Texan bars. Here the hardest working man in Oz rock
defiantly comes into his own as a major singer and songwriter.
|November 2, 2017 6:30 pm||Folk Alliance Australia Stage|