Today on Let’s Talk, Dan catches up with long-time friend of 989fm, musician and storyteller Glenn Skuthorpe. Glenn is a lyricist and composer whose music spans genres and landscapes to give voice to the diverse stories of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in this country…stories that are too often silenced. In a wide-ranging interview, we catch up on his early life, the reality of living as a musician, and why it’s important that we come together to tell stories, to share our history, and to connect with one another through music.
With six highly-regarded albums and music featured in movies and documentaries such as The Emu Runner and John Pilger’s Utopia, Nhunggabarra, Kooma man and international touring singer-songwriter Glenn Skuthorpe is a powerful lyricist and composer who gives voice to those whose stories must be heard.
Glenn has performed on stages big and small with some living legends in his long career including Buffy Sainte-Marie, Steve Earle, Tex Perkins, Kev Carmody, Archie Roach, Rory McLeod, Michelle Shocked, Buddy Miller and Mary Gauthier.
With his seventh album on the way and a string of highly successful tours (Port Fairy Folk Fest, Adelaide Fringe, Byron Bay Blues Fest, Woodford, Broome Saltwater Festival, Cygnet, Calgary and Edmonton Folk Festivals) prepare for an infusion of genres with vibes of urban street blues to open plains and wide open skies.