Sunday 5 February, 7:30pm
Group 6 plus $40
Local music legend and ARIA Winner Best Blues Roots Album “Red Dirt Red Heart” 2016, RUSSELL MORRIS, follows up his recently announced ARIA Award nomination with national tour dates which includes the Cardinia Cultural Centre.
Russell claimed a nod for Best Blues & Roots Album for his stunning release ‘Red Dirt – Red Heart’, alongside lauded local artists Jimmy Barnes, The Cat Empire, The Wilson Pickers and Kev Carmody. This marks his third consecutive nomination in the ARIA Best Blues & Roots Album grouping, after taking out the category in 2013 with his acclaimed release ‘Sharkmouth’, which became the highest-selling Australian album of 2013.
"It’s always an honour to be nominated for an ARIA Award, and I’m incredibly proud of everyone involved in the making of this album”, said Russell. “A great effort by all”.
Music lovers, industry and critics alike have praised ‘Red Dirt – Red Heart’, the third and final installment of Russell’s Australiana trilogy that saw the artist return to his early influences of American Blues & Roots.
Morris wowed crowds in the U.S. as an official showcasing artist at Nashville’s Americana Music Festival in September, and will be touring select American cities in support of Sharkmouth early next year. Live images from Russell’s American dates can be viewed here.
On return to Australia, Russell will hit the road, taking the songs and stories of his Australiana trilogy to music lovers across the country.