Forte Magazine has joined forces with local Geelong lads Nick Rushbrook and Olly Friend to bring you ‘Nature Sessions’. Each episode will display one original song by a local musician who will be performing in natural surrounds somewhere in the Geelong region. Rushbrook and Friend wanted to bring their love of all things music and film together in creating something unique that will showcase some of Geelong’s hidden artists and beautiful scenery.
Forte has come on board with Friendly Rushbrook to create ten episodes to be released fortnightly. The concept of Nature Sessions is to show off some of the area’s best musicians in a natural environment and capture the authentic sound they create with only their voice and instruments. By recording the artist in a natural environment, the sound captured will be different to that of being in a studio, giving a more natural, raw sound.
Nature Sessions is designed to celebrate the diverse talent that the Geelong area has to offer. Keeping with Forte Magazine’s love for local, Nature Sessions will display and celebrate regional and local musicians, supporting them in the hope of getting their work noticed by as many people as possible.
The artist chosen for the second instalment of Forte’s ‘Nature Sessions’ is Luke Legs. Based in Ocean Grove, his elegant folk/country works nicely amongst the trees of the Barwon River.
Luke Legs’ voice mixes well with the birds and the sound of the river in the background. The video effects capture the song’s style perfectly, with the earthy feel and scenic backdrop adding to the feel of the cover of Dire Straits’ ‘Romeo & Juliet’, which Luke Legs effortlessly executes in one take.
Luke Legs’ music can be described as similar to the likes of Gillian Welch, Bruce Springsteen and Paul Kelly. He is also influenced by artists such as Billy Bragg, Wilco, Jordie Lane, Bob Dylan and Ryan Adams, among many others. He is currently working on his second album eith his band the Midnight Specials, and this should give you a small taste of what this guy can do.
We hope you enjoy episode two of Nature Sessions, and we will see you in two weeks’ time with the next artist.