Filmed on 25 July 2019 at the Merri Creek Tavern. Created and presented by
Mandy Connell. Co-Hosted by Mick Thomas (Weddings Parties Anything). Shot by Agostino Soldati and Bob Hutchison. Audio capture & mixing by Mischa
Herman. Edited by Agostino Soldati. Filmed with on the lands of the Kulin
Nations with respect to their elders. Thanks to Girl Friday on the door. Photocredit David Harris.
A Yorta Yorta man from Echuca, Benny Walker is a very successful new blues/roots artist, appearing at sold out shows across Australia. His killer voice and epic tales are mixed with a deep groove and passion for the land. 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.
During this episode, Benny talks about his choice of songs, working with a band, and his grandfather, Archie Walker and the memorial footy round at his home in Echuca