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By Clinton Walker
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.
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.
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.