Echuca musician Benny Walker will take to the stage alongside You Am I front man Tim Rogers in Melbourne tomorrow for the Apology — Heal Our Past, Build Our Future Together concert.TRENT HORNEMAN February 12, 2014 4:50am
Echuca musician Benny Walker will take to the Sidney Myer Music Bowl tomorrow with one of Australia’s best musicians.
Walker will team up with former You Am I front man Tim Rogers for the Apology — Heal Our Past, Build Our Future Together concert.
The free concert celebrates six years since former prime minister Kevin Rudd apologised to indigenous Australians for the stolen generation.
Mr Walker said the concert meant a lot to him as an indigenous performer.
He and Rogers will sing the Warumpi Band’s Blackfella/Whitefella.
‘‘It acknowledges a dark period in Australia’s history, something that will hopefully never happen again,’’ he said.
Mr Walker said he was keen to take part in the concert, which featured indigenous artists Christine Anu, Archie Roach, Frank Yamma, Jimblah, Thelma Plum, and Kutcha Edwards, as well as non-indigenous artists Clare Bowditch, hip-hop duo Horror Show and Australian urban roots band Blue King Brown.
After releasing his third independent album last year, Mr Walker said he hoped to get back into the studio this year.
Mr Walker and his band spent a large part of 2013 on the road, following the release of his album Sinners and Saints at the start of the year.
‘‘I have been writing quite a bit while we have been on the road, playing about 100 shows a year,’’ he said.
‘‘It has been a busy summer. I planned to be home a bit more in December and January, but from new year it has been really busy.
‘‘The weather is nice and it seems everyone wants to host a music festival, which is good for me.’’
Mr Walker was excited to have two young Echuca musicians play with him in recent times.
‘‘At the weekend we played the National Multicultural Festival in Canberra,’’ he said.
‘‘I had Matt Ivancic play guitar with me and he absolutely killed it. I have also had Mitchell Hearn play drums as well.
‘‘It is great to see these dudes from Echuca getting into the music scene.’’
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