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Benny Walker Speaks About The St Kilda Festival

A Yorta Yorta man from Echuca, Benny Walker is the real deal. He's got the lot; the voice, the songs, the showmanship and the looks to kill. His love songs and epic tales are mixed with passion for people, the land, summer vibes and deep grooves that reach the soul. Recent offerings SAVE and Oh No You Don’t shot to No. 1 on the AMRAP charts; the latter earning him four NIMA 2016 nominations and the award for “Best Aboriginal Talent” at The Age Music Victoria Awards. His latest songs produced by Jan Skubiszewski mix Blues and Roots with a contemporary guitar driven soul vibe. Benny Walker has performed alongside some of Australia’s finest, including Archie Roach, Alex Lloyd, Blue King Brown and Tim Rogers.

Chosen Line is Benny Walker’s third studio album. Produced by Jan Skubiszewski and Pip Norman the album features co-writes with both producers along with musicians George Carpenter [Your Place] and Desmond Masé / Rachael Lia Carne [We're Home]. Chosen Line is a full album experience and showcases both sides of Benny Walker. Tracks All Ya Gotta Do Is Call and I Don’t Blame You are both strong Blues bass tracks that have yielded Benny’s highest streaming figures to date. Current single We’re Home and title track Chosen Line showcase his more introverted soulful nature.

"Chosen Line" could've been called "Songline" or even "Unchosen Line". The title represents my "chosen" career path. I didn't really choose it. I embraced it. I come from a long line of storytellers and musicians, and they've all had a significant impact on the person I've become and the musician that I am. I'm a Yorta Yorta man and in our culture, we would call that my Songline. Yorta Yorta visual artist, John Patten, created the album artwork taking into account my songline and the Yorta Yorta totem the long-neck turtle as well as the river that also represents the fretboard of a guitar. says Benny Walker

Sarah Howells - Double J "I knew Benny Walker was bringing the goods with his third album, but what I didn’t expect was the versatility that it showcased.​"

Forte Magazine "Instrumentally superb, ‘Chosen Line’ isn’t afraid to showcase just how soul touching Benny Walkers music can be."

Guitar World - "On his smoky and raw – yet at all turns inescapably groovy – third album, Benny Walker embraces the guitar as a tool to reckon with, affirm and (most importantly) conjure emotions."


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