19 Jan 2023 - Bill Chambers Room (The Pub)
Golden Guitar winner Michael Waugh is a songwriter’s songwriter, a compelling live performer and an extraordinary storyteller.
Among his admirers are the legendary Eric Bogle and alt country luminaries Shane Nicholson and Fanny Lumsden.
In April 2022 Michael's highly acclaimed album The Cast won a Golden Guitar award for Heritage Song of the Year (Dirty River) and a nomination for Alt. Country Album of the Year.
In 2018 his album The Asphalt and The Oval won Best Folk & Roots album at the Victoria Music Awards and in 2019 his album The Weir received two Golden Guitar nominations as well as a nomination in the 2020 Victorian Music Awards.
Michael’s insightful tributes to friends, family and parenthood are simultaneously deeply personal and nationally recognisable; we see our own brothers, parents, pubs, rivers, struggles and joys reflected in the faces of those characters who live large in Michael's songs.
“When Michael Waugh opens his mouth, you should listen”.
Andrew McMillen – The Australian
I truly believe he is one of the most important artists making albums today. You’d be wise to get amongst it, as he will go down in history as one of Australia’s great storytellers. Bank on it.