is an artist able to successfully blur the lines of popularity and greatness.
The ability to intelligently envelop a story, a lesson or tragedy in a beguiling melody that makes you want to "sing up your country" at the top of your voice.
The perfect blend of heart, soul and song.
Our Artist of The Month,
The surfing, school teacher raised on the beaches of the Sutherland
Shire, credits his love for Country Music to his father's music
collection as a child. But he has perfectly blended this grounding
with influences of rock, folk and blues and wrapped them around
maticulously crafted, intelligent and thought provoking lyrics, to
create the most unique musical experiences which are simply defined as
Luke O'Shea songs.
Country Music in Australia has long lauded icons like Stan Coster, Joy McKean and John Williamson, for their unrivalled ability to share an Australian story in song. Luke O'Shea is now, without question, the bearer of that torch and will share his place in history alongside these, the greatest poets and laureate's in Australian music.
His lifetime journey of natural curiosity, fascination and an endless search for knowledge and answers about pretty much everything in this world, from spirituality, history, pride, to love and laughter, gives Luke O'Shea the deepest well of inspiration and authenticity.
Bringing his total to 11, Luke O'Shea took home 2 more Golden Guitar Awards at the 2020 Country Music Awards of Australia. Including Heritage Song Of The Year and Vocal Collaboration Of The Year for "Sing Me A Story", with the amazing Lyn Bowtell.
While the awards and accolades will accumulate on his mantle piece for years to come, he quietly and precisely continues to gift us with an eclectic collection of poetry and music, that so perfectly chronicles the history, heartaches and heroes of this country, a country that beats at the very heart of Luke O'Shea.