Review | Monday 29 October 2012
Shane Howard celebrates the thirtieth anniversary of his groundbreaking ‘Solid Rock’ from Spirit of Place with Other Side of the Rock, a reworking of some of his best-known songs spanning an illustrious music career.
While he has always had an affinity with the Australian land and its people, he has also tapped into his love of Ireland and its roots with a number of his releases, blending folk with his laidback songwriting style.
This release is purely Australian though, and is bookended by two versions of ‘Solid Rock’, a song that lives and breathes in the soil from which it was written. One of Australia’s most treasured artists.
Lou Fulco works as a bookseller at Readings Hawthorn.