"Central Australia was part of my education," says Neil Murray. While he now lives in his "own country" in Western Victoria, he keeps coming back to The Centre, to stay in touch with what he learned here. The singer-songwriter of Warumpi Band fame will play at the Totem Theatre this Saturday – songs from his new album, Bring Thunder and Rain, his 12th solo release.
Occasionally, something comes your way – out of the winter chill, down a long road, whipped up by summer storms and whirly whirlies big enough to carry your humpy or your sombrero away – and you know that there’s still a chance that dreams can be built on songs, rather than breaking upon the walls of laws that are sown upon the wind. RUSSELL GUY reviews Sing the Song: The Essential Neil Murray.