Into The New Year!
Now in his 44th year in the music industry, John Williamson is without question, an Australian icon. His voice, songs and sound are truly unique. He's performed at some of Australia's most historic and nation stopping events, and to battlers across this vast country. He has the ability to deliver unforgettable live concert experiences combining the perfect blend of humour, romance and campfire stories woven together by his music. You can understand why he is one of the most in-demand live performers in Australia.
John returns to performance next month and we have already listed no fewer than 26 dates on our 2014 gig guide. Tickets are available for purchase to many of these shows and the ON SALE dates are listed for most of the remainder.
Click on this
TOUR DATES link to obtain full gig and booking details. Could be a great idea for a Christmas gift for family and friends!
Few people would argue that John Williamson is not an Australian icon. His voice and sound are as recognisable and important to this country, as the Southern Cross is to the flag. How do you sum up an artist who has captured a whole continent in song, released 49 albums and earned the longevity of such a career as Williamson?
We are proud to announce that A Hell Of A Career, with no fewer than 44 songs over 2CDs is now on sale everywhere. This diverse collection features many fan favourites including Old Man Emu, True Blue, Mallee Boy, Galleries Of Pink Galahs, Raining On The Rock, Rip Rip Woodchip, Papa Whisky November, Three Sons, Salisbury Street, Flower On The Water and The Big Red.
As a further highlight and to quote John, "I've also re-recorded my Aussie anthem Island Of Oceans. This version is at last how it should sound". The brand new album also includes never before released live recordings of Hang My Hat In Queensland, Prairie Hotel Parachilna and Rescue Me, all of which were recorded with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra at the Sydney Opera House in 2010.
For your convenience you can order A Hell Of A Career from
JB Hi FI http://www.jbhifionline.com.au/music/country-blues/a-hell-of-a-career/687754
or download from iTunes at https://itunes.apple.com/au/album/a-hell-of-a-career/id669870836
The album is also available from all good retail outlets as well as direct from our own online shop by clicking on this STORE link.
A Hell Of A Career features all these fantastic tracks:
Compact Disc 1
Old Man Emu, True Blue - 21st Anniversary Version, Hawkesbury River Lovin', Diggers Of The Anzac (This Is Gallipoli), Wrinkles, Queen In The Sport Of Kings (Live), I Can't Feel Those Chains Any Longer (Live), Mallee Boy, The Budgie Song, Galleries Of Pink Galahs, Raining On The Rock (Live with Warren H Williams), Cootamundra Wattle, Sail The Nullarbor, Westown, Boomerang Café, Amazing Day, Boogie With M' Baby (Live), Ancient Mountains, Bill The Cat, Dingo, Goodbye Blinky Bill.
Compact Disc 2
Island Of Oceans, Rip Rip Woodchip, A Flag Of Our Own, A Bushman Can't Survive (Live Orchestra Version), Wintergreen, Papa Whisky November, Prettiest Girl In The Kimberley (Live Orchestra Version), Sir Don, Three Sons, A Thousand Feet (with Warren H Williams), The Baggy Green, Sing You The Outback, Salisbury Street, Glory To Australia (Live), Chandelier Of Stars, Flower On The Water, The Joy Is In The Journey, Hillbilly Road, Cydi, The Big Red, Hang My Hat In Queensland (Live Orchestra Version), Prairie Hotel Parachilna (Live Orchestra Version), Rescue Me (Live Orchestra Version).
NB: To coincide with this release, Warner Music Australia have reissued many of John's studio albums including Mallee Boy, Boomerang Café, Warragul, JW's Family Album, Waratah St, Mulga To Mangoes, Family Album No.2, Pipe Dream, The Way It Is, Gunyah, Chandelier Of Stars, Hillbilly Road, The Big Red plus the stunning In Symphony live album with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. All these CDs are now available in both physical and digital formats.
A Guide to the John Williamson Website
The John Williamson official website has been a regular feature on the net for a long while. Over time, we have added many new pages for your interest and the following is a description of some of our most popularly used links.
TOUR DATES We regularly add new gig details to this page.
STORE Use this link to purchase any of the merchandise available from our on-line shop.
CONTACT This page details all John Williamson contact information including his fan mail addresses.
ARCHIVE This page now has four sub sections:
News: General JW news stories from the past.
Quambatook: The complete background story behind this new Australian folk musical.
True Blue Newsletters: A collection of previously published True Blue Newsletters.
NSW Variety Bash Diaries: John & Meg's blogs of their Variety Bash adventures
ABOUT JOHN This page contains a full biography of John together with many highlights of a long career including all his Golden Guitar and other awards.
PHOTOS A photo album stretching back almost 40 years.
TRUE BLUE FLAG The story behind the True Blue Australian flags.
TRUE BLUE CAUSES John Williamson is well known for his promotion of Australia, its people, its land, its flora and fauna. This page details all the organisations that John supports on an official basis.
NEWSLETTER The True Blue Newsletter is issued every few months and includes a personal letter from John together with information about past, present and future events.
There are also direct links to MySpace,
These can be found at the top of most pages of this website.