Featured Album of the Month


Shellie Morris - Waiting Road

CD of the Month Shellie Morris describes herself as an Australian Indigenous Singer, Songwriter performing and recording earthy and honest acoustic songs with contemporary instrumentation . Others have been moved to grander descriptions. The Australian newspapers Nicholas Rothwell, for example, described her as the Janis Joplin of Jingili, an Aboriginal chanteuse of rare seriousness and grace. Territorians diva and intriguing and passionate are just some of the plaudits Shellie has been collecting in the emergent years of her musical career.
Shellie is Wardaman (Katherine area) grandfather remembered for his skills with guitar and voice, and a Yanyuwa (Borroloola area) grandmother who was taken from her family at 8 years and brought up in the Kahlin compound a Darwin institution in which stolen children were housed behind barbed wire fences.
Shellie has inherited a smile that never fails to lift the spirits and lighten the heart. Her warmth, personified in that smile, and delivered in that voice, is instantly recognised and never forgotten.
Shellie has shared the bill with touring artists of the calibre of Yothu Yindi, Grinspoon, Vicka and Linda Bull, You am I, Tiddas, Jimmy Little, Bluehouse, Rebecca's Empire and Magic Dirt, Chris Bailey (The Saints) Shane Howard (Goanna). One thing everyone agrees: once heard, never forgotten.


Waiting Road: Shellie Morris


CD - Track Listings

Available for sale at www.birdland.com.au/ $30.00

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