Russell Morris Back again in Thredbo
“I did it last year,” Morris says.
“The band really, really loved it.”
The Australian Record Industry Association Hall of Fame inductee had a string of hits from the 1960s including Somebody’s Image and The Real Thing. In 2012, he toured Australia with the successful Long Way To the Top tour and the same year released the album Sharkmouth, a collection of songs written about Australian historical figures such as boxer Les Darcy and gangster Squizzy Taylor that was a critical and commercial success, winning the 2013 ARIA award for best blues and roots album.
He will perform several songs from Red Dirt Red Heart at this year’s Thredbo Blues Festival. Also planned for next year are a performance at Byron Bay Bluesfest in March and a visit to the US in the middle of the year to play at South by Southwest in Texas – his first time performing in America.
“I’ll be interested to see what they think of it. They have no preconceptions, no ideas about who I am … we’ll have to see how we go. I’ve got to get in the pool with the big boys and see if I can swim.”
Morris says he’s enjoyed performing in Canberra over the years and hopes some fans from the nation’s capital will make the journey to Thredbo to hear him and his band play,