District singer Benny Walker is a finalist in this year's Deadlys awards.By Ruth Clayton
District performer Benny Walker has been announced as a finalist in the annual Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander music, sport, arts and community awards, the Deadlys.
Walker is a finalist in the album of the year category for his Sinners and Saints album, launched in January in Moama.
The album is described as fusing blues, roots and folk, showcasing Walker’s intimate and eloquent songwriting and smooth, soulful voice.
The 14-track release was recorded and produced by ARIA award winner Shane O’Mara at Yikesville.
It is Walker’s second album.
The nomination follows Walker being named the most promising act of 2012 at last year’s Deadlys.
The Deadlys are back for the 19th year and are hosted at the Sydney Opera House on September 10.
To vote for Walker, visit www.deadlys.com.au/vote.
Voting closes on Sunday.
Tickets to the Deadlys are on sale through the Opera House booking office on (02) 9250
The Deadlys will air on SBS ONE on Sunday, September 14 at 9.30pm and repeated on NITV on Wednesday, September 18 at 9.30pm.
To keep up-to-date with Deadlys news, visit facebook.com/vibeaustralia, through Twitter at @Deadly—Vibe #deadlys, www.deadlys.com.au.
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