Bob Wilson and the Goodwills | Big Country Town

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Big Country Town

by Bob Wilson and the Goodwills

Bob Wilson's narrative flair is at work across all the songs on Big Country Town, from the nostalgic title track, which describes Brisbane in the 1970s, to stories about parenting, a mid-life crisis, unrequited love and a romance in a bed shop.
Genre: Folk: Singer/Songwriter
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Big Country Town
3:11 album only
2. Four Poster Bed
3:27 album only
3. Big Picture Window
4:56 album only
4. If It Doesn't Rain Soon, Mate
3:33 album only
5. Postman, I'm Waiting
3:28 album only
6. The Bandstand
5:35 album only
7. Shopping for Whitegoods
4:14 album only
8. Watching as You Sleep
4:53 album only
9. Like Our Fathers
3:33 album only
10. Mending Fences
4:20 album only
11. 53 & Fragile
3:18 album only
12. One Small Red Shoe
4:18 album only
13. Paradise Motel
5:10 album only
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Album Notes
The Goodwills are Bob and Laurel Wilson, a Scottish Kiwi and a Canadian Australian, wedded through a love of music and the intellectual power of language. This Australian-based veteran duo have produced five albums of mostly original material while holding down demanding day jobs. Now happily semi-retired, they have just released a new studio CD, The Last Waterhole. The Goodwills usually perform with just one guitar, two voices and harmonicas where there is a need for an instrumental. On their albums the polish is put on their songs other musicians, including multi-instrumentalist Steve Cook and piano player/fiddler Silas Palmer. The latter recently moved to Melbourne where his talents are in demand. He recently toured Australia as Kamahl's pianist.
Bob is not only a narrative songwriter, he is a prolific writer. In May 2014 he started writing a weekly essay about whatever was bothering (or amusing) him at the time. A former newspaper journalist, he has written hundreds of songs but only 50 or 60 he'd lay claim to - most of them have now been recorded although he has a small collection of "bad Bob" songs that are yet to see the light of day.
"We were not at all savvy about digital downloads when Big Country Town was produced and Itunes was yet to start opening up the world to its possibilities," says Bob. "So we are putting this album up in the download shop as its songs have stayed the course - If It Doesn't Rain Soon, Mate was played quite a lot on the ABC last year because it has become topical again. We're offering the album at a low price in March to people who buy our new album. What an adventure!"



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