With eight Golden Guitars to his name and a string of gold and platinum albums, country star Adam Harvey would make for fine company and a good story.
It seems appropriate, then, that the songman put together Harvey’s Bar… The Backyard Sessions, an album that captures getting together with mates and swapping yarns over a beer.
“Because I’ve written a few drinking songs in the past,” he explains on his website, “and I talk about how ‘this happened in the bar, or we wrote this in the bar’, I have a lot of people that come up to me and say, ‘God, I’d love to spend a night in that bar’. I started to think ‘why don’t we try and take a bit of that bar atmosphere and bring the bar to them’. That was the whole idea of the album. I started thinking about some of the songs that we would be singing in the bar. I got the guys in and it didn’t matter if they made a mistake. It’s all about a bunch of guys sitting around together having a good old night, and a few drinks, and having a bit of fun playing the music.”
The Loft, Warrnambool – July 7.