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Buried Country
By Clinton Walker

Buried Country debunks the dominant myth of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as exotic and tied to traditional music. The reality is that many are country people, and like rural and working class white Australians, have long found solace and creative expression in this American musical form. Buried Country shows how indigenous Australians have taken this cultural import and made it uniquely their own.

Walker's background in music journalism is reflected in the style of writing - meaty yet highly accessible, character-driven, with a strong narrative - but it also reflects the author's love of the music and knowledge of the cultural and social context of Aboriginal country music.

Fully illustrated with fascinating photos of performers, music posters and record artwork, plus it features a unique discography and a foreword by popular musician, Paul Kelly.

About the author Clinton Walker is a leading historian of Australian popular music. His first book, Inner City Sound, was published in 1981 and is still considered a classic. His third book, Highway to Hell: The Life and Times of AC/DC Legend Bon Scott (1994) was a best seller. Buried Country is the author's sixth book. He is currently the co-host of the late-night ABC TV live music show, Studio 22.

ISBN: 1864031522

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