Bellbirds & Blackboys
Review from Country Music Capital News: Bellbirds & Blackboys Craig Stewart
CRAIG STEWART has just released his second CD Bellbirds & Blackboys; a follow-up to his 2006 debut Spirit Of Australia. Once again, his warm honest Aussie voice has impressed me with the fervour and real emotion. Craig’s songwriting brings visions of the bush and its people. The Great Divide portrays the cultural and environmental differences between coast and inland. It’s Time To Go highlights the tragic incidence of suicide in the rural population. The title Bellbirds & Blackbirds is a cheerful foot-tapping track. We’re Real Aussies is simply fun. Star Maker winner KATE BALLANTYNE provides faultless backing vocals; a perfect foil for Craig’s rich vocals. The album closes with Only The Two Of Us Here Tonight, a tribute both to Craig’s Pop and SLIM DUSTY. Craig has subtly woven 33 of Slim’s song titles into the lyrics in a beautifully sensitive song. This is a top album, full of genuine Aussie life.