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Angus dominates the Australian Charts with new bluegrass album The Scrapbook

It’s been a big couple of days for Angus Gill off the back of the release of his brand new bluegrass album, “The Scrapbook”.

On Friday, news arrived that the album had debuted at #1 on the ARIA Top 20 Australian Country Albums Chart. It also debuted at #2 ARIA Top 40 Country Albums, #4 ARIA Top 20 Australian Albums (All Genres), #19 ARIA Top 50 Albums and #12 ARIA Top 20 Vinyl Albums.

The album has also grabbed the #1 spot on the Australian Independent Record Labels Association (AIR) 100% Independent Albums for the week. Gill’s current single Whittling Away, featuring multiple Grammy winner Jim Lauderdale, reached #1 on the Australian Country Radio charts.

“I’m so excited and grateful to have a number one album with The Scrapbook. My first ARIA number one at that too, so it especially means a lot to me”, said Angus.

“Thanks to everyone who has bought a physical copy or has been streaming the album on the various digital platforms – I really appreciate it!”

As a lover of traditional bluegrass, Angus Gill, always wanted to record a ‘real deal’ bluegrass album.

The Wauchope wunderkind stretched his musical and songwriting talents even further on this album that boasts a vast array of internationally renowned musicians including Tim Crouch, Randy Kohrs, Clay Hess and Tony Ray. It also features stellar collaborations with Jim Lauderdale, Jerry Salley, Gary Burr, Thomm Jutz, Rivers Rutherford and Charles Esten (from the hit TV series, Nashville). 

“Not only were we swimming against the tide releasing this album through a global pandemic, but we also rescued the hard drives which thankfully were not damaged by the terrible floods in late March this year”.

Angus Gill’s smash hit album, “The Scrapbook”, is out now through Rivershack Records/MGM Distribution.

Angus Gill teams up with US music legend Steve Earle for a stellar duet

“…a swaggering blast of a bygone whirl of bluesy Country that possesses a road-house rhythm snap.Call it Australiacana, or whatever you may will but Gill aged voice reminds listeners of young oldsters like Colter Wall and Cody Jinks.It doesn’t hurt to have a Mr. Steve Earle singing on it either!– Glide Magazine (USA).

Award winning singer/songwriter Angus Gill teams up with his friend, US music legend Steve Earle for a stellar Outlaw Country duet, The New Old Me. Written by Gill and Allan Caswell, the song speaks of transformation. “I’ve had a flair for screwing up, as most of you’d agree/Welcome to the new old me” Earle admits, while Gill credits Earle, “you told me to toughen up and buddy that’s just what I did.” 

Earle first met Gill several years ago at his writing retreat in New York, intrigued by a promising (then) 16 year old Australian singer/songwriter. The two have been friends ever since and Earle introduced Gill to the members of Paul Kelly’s band, while on PK’s 2017 Life Is Fine Tour. Gill approached the band a year later to track a new album project and in December 2018, Angus Gill & Seasons of Change ‘3 Minute Movies’ came to fruition.

“It was thanks to Steve that this project was possible, as he introduced me to PK and the band. I had a bunch of songs I had written, which didn’t fit on my traditional Country album (Welcome To My Heart) and after listening to Life is Fine, I had an ‘aha’ moment. I got in touch with Dan Kelly and soon the whole band was involved and we had a studio booked to make a record. The New Old Me was a song I wrote with my mate Allan Caswell. I had the title and a feel for the song. I felt it could be an idea I could sing with Steve. Thankfully I sent him the track and he loved it.”

The New Old Me is the third single lifted from Angus Gill & Seasons of Change ’3 Minute Movies’, which is out September 25 on Rivershack Records/MGM. 

Download ‘The New Old Me’ here

Pre-order and pre-save ‘3 Minute Movies’ here