About "Earthmover" Album
Earthmover was recorded
at Riversound Studios on the Mid North Coast
of NSW by Les Woodford.
With both Eveonnes and my own hard work
and bartering we managed to fund and record
the Album over 12 months with our group of handpicked
musicians chosen to bring life to our songs.
From the Wild Turkey Band www.wildturkeyband.com
Benjy Pocock on Lead and Rythym Guitar
Soni Kildey on Bass
Multi Moe Award winner for Variety Entertainer
Shelley White on Keyboards and Piano Accordian
National Harmonica Champion
The Harmonica Man- Juzzie Smith www.harmonicaman.com.au
Musical Director and Producer
Les Woodford on Drums
Hugh Cowley on Fiddle
Steven Isoardi extra Keyboards
Female Vocal in Daddy Lets Play
Donella Plane www.donellaplane.com
Earthmover" an album about Australian
life experiences, is a 13 track album with
10 original songs written by my wife Eve and
myself. Five of these songs have won TSA songwriting
awards including Earthmover, Back Outback, Coastal
Cowboy, Colours in the Sky and Luckiest Land.
Some of my Album reviews
are as follows:
"Earthmover" is a fine Album celebrating
Rod Esam's intimate and unique connection to
This is the genuine sound of the Aussie
Outback with his easy voice and driving rhythms.
RM Williams OUTBACK Magazine
Rods style is a great example of
what is described as controlled modern country
sound, the album throbs with vitality without
once going over the top.
working with machinery has been my life from
as young as I6 years old and hence the title
track of the Album. We have recorded two versions
with Track 1 being a swampy, country blues feel
which really allows for the story of the song
to come through complimented by the superb harmonica
of Juzzie Smith. The 2nd version is Eveonnes
favourite with its upbeat Rock style guitar
and keyboards. It is a fun song and will boost
the egos of all those blokes who work
in the dirt. The Earthmover Music Video clip
is currently broadcast on Austars CMC.
'Back Outback" was my first single
released off the Album in 2002 as my tribute
to the Year of the Outback. It went on to enjoy
6 weeks on the Top 30 Country Tracks. Originally
from the outback, this song is a story about
the facets of the outback most important to
me and the girl I met and married after a drilling
accident in the Simpson Desert.
"Country is Me" basically sums
me up. Being passionate about country Australia,
its people, values, stories and ways of
life are the driving force behind this song.
"Gentleman Jim" was a highly
respected bushman who worked and lived on the
Australian Dog Fence in rugged Outback Australia.
This ballad is my dedication to my much loved
"The Wild Colonial Boy" I love
to sing this traditional song and as you will
hear it has a familiar upbeat sound with the
gutsy bass line punching it along. I won The
QLD Champion of Champions Male vocal with this
"Daddy Lets Play" This is a
beautiful duet with Donella Plane. I am the
story teller of a young cowboy who lost his
wife and baby girl one night in a car accident
after a rodeo. Donella is the cowboys wife singing
to him from heaven. The sincerity of the words
combined with dynamic vocals and the magnificent
fiddle of Hugh Cowley make this one beautiful
"Taking Time Out" I have finally
taken time out to do what I always wanted to
do and that is to write songs and sing them
to people. This song makes me want to jump in
the car, wind down the window, turn on the radio
and head on down the road.
"Colours In The Sky" is an
Australian Gospel song that may people can relate
to. Often we question our Faith only to be reassured
by nature and the beauty around us.
"Coastal Cowboy" my 3rd single
released off the Album in September 2003. It
is about what happens when you take a bloke
from the bush and put him on the coast, it is
an audience favourite and sounds like Bonanza
going surfing in Aus.
Outback is a reflection of
pioneering spirits that tramped our great land.
This is a Henry Lawson poem written over I00
years ago and performed as a meaningful monologue.
Luckiest Land This is a contemporary
musical ballad that I wrote after I moved from
the Outback to the Mid North Coast of NSW on
the edge of the Great Dividing Range. I love
the diversity of this land and I will always
continue to respect and protect it as the Luckiest
Let Me No country album is
complete without a love song. I am very fortunate
to have a very talented and motivated wife who
is also my business partner, co-writer and manager.
This is my song for her.
The Album is now for sale
album - Sale Price $25.00
Distributed by One Stop Entertainment
to all good Music Stores
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