Western Stream

February 28, 2009 by  
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Andrew Hull and Leigh Ivin

Andrew Hull and Leigh Ivin

A brand new release from Andrew Hull, the Bard of Bourke, this album is set to become an instant classic and sees Andrew’s memorable poetry performed with musical accompaniment. Produced by Leigh Ivin and featuring a host of fine Australian musicians this album breaks new ground for spoken word and for Australian folk music and is a must have for any Australian collection.

Price – $24.95 + postage and handling



Sample Track from Western Stream Album – West



Live Performance – Pise’ Walls

Song Titles

1. Gulargumbone
2. Cambell
3. West
(Sample provided)
4. Peter Potter
5. Where The Waters Used To Run
6. My Darling
7. Pise Walls
8. The Pages River
9. Family, Food and Chooks
10. S30°57′  E150°58′
11. Where the waters used to run (reprise)


Recorded at the Tobacco Shed, Moore Creek, Tamworth, January – June 2008,
except * Recorded at the Gidgee Guesthouse, Bourke, December 2007.

All songs written by Andrew Hull (S30°57’ E150°58’ created by Leigh Ivin & Adam Bodkin). Produced, engineered & mixed by Leigh Ivin.

Andrew Hull: Words, whistles, acoustic and electric guitars.
Leigh Ivin: Electric & acoustic guitars, pedal & lap steel guitars, dobro & glissando guitar.
Ronny Rindo: Drums and percussion.
Adam Bodkin: Electric and double bass.

Gleny Rae: Fiddle (Also string arrangement on Pise Walls with Leigh Ivin).
Shaun Butcher: Banjo.
Chris Wilson: Harmonica.


Thanks … to La Famiglia Rindo for allowing us to set up camp and bang and strum things well into the night. To Ronny, special thanks for your fine musicianship and dedication to this project and assistance well beyond the call of duty.  Boddo, likewise, your presence on this album is one of its great enablers.  Chris, Gleny and Shaun a sincere thanks for your generous contribution and supreme professionalism. Also to Libby and Kate for coffee, support and help, John Lee for the Focusrite, Toni Swain for the loan of that glorious dobro, Chris and Kristy for letting us invade your house and Draney for the inspired artwork.

Thank you to Melissa for giving me the space to do this project and all others who have supported it along the way. Finally, to Leigh for taking this idea from my front verandah to its full realisation. I cannot imagine this project ever happening without the rare combination of skill, talent, vision, persistence and attention to detail which you posess. Thank you.