A song I wrote about George Davidson, the last of the shore whaling men. George was a very respected member of the community of the far South Coast town of Eden.
My father and grandfather both knew George (Fearless) Davidson very well and told me many stories about him.
If you visit Eden make sure you visit the Eden Killer Whale Museum and the old whaling station located at the Kiah Inlet.
I will be returning to the stage next year, maybe you might get to one of my ‘George Royter’s Australia’ concerts.
Funny the things you find. I recorded an album titled ‘Requests’ for my 1994 Tamworth Festival performances, but during the final mastering I was diagnosed with throat problems and had to stop singing for at least 2 years.
My performances in Tamworth were cancelled and the masters stored away.
I thought I had lost the masters to ‘Requests’, but I found them with some other material.
So ‘Requests’ is now released along with A Tale to Tell, How Many Tears, Time Drifts On By and Time, Tears and Tales.
Now I can get on and record a new album.
This compilation album by Australiana Balladeer George Royter, brings together songs from three previously released albums and one that never made it to the public area.
The backing is predominately acoustic guitar without much more and this way the words and tunes remain unobscured and authentic.
Many songs bring back the old days; The Old Time Family Dance, Sleeper Cutters, Rusho (which featured on the ABC TV documentary Killers in Eden) The Grader Man and Dust on the Violin are just a selection of memory stimulating tracks.
Here with You is sweet and soothing and You Kids Have Got It Easy and The Chook Farmers Ball will make you smile.
Relax a Moment – On the Oodnadatta Track is a visual and musical odyssey featuring spectacular images from the remote outback Australian Oodnadatta Track accompanied with therapeutic relaxing background music.
Bring a little of the natural world into your busy life today.