Australian country-rock legend, Brian Cadd, releases new album

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Australian country-rock legend, Brian Cadd, releases new album

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Words by Staff Writer

"I should have done this 30 years ago" - with a six decade career behind him, Cadd's latest album, Dream Train, pays homage to his roots.

Brian Cadd is a relic in our Australian music history as a singer-songwriter, keyboardist, producer, founder of record label Bootleg Records, a mainstay of the Australian music and entertainment scene for over six decades and an all-round great bloke – he even played Santa on the Christmas edition of favourite music game show, Spicks and Specks.

With so much history behind him, he continues to roll forward, this time with a new album Dream Train. Out today, Cadd makes a commitment to his country roots making Dream Train the country album he was always destined to make, representing a return to his roots, and paying homage to the genre he has always cherished.

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Cadd says of the Dream Train, “This album has been an exceptional journey. It has taken me so long to actually make a country album, I was unsure how it would feel for me. I have been writing country and country-rock songs for many years, yet I remained locked into my “Brian Cadd – rock artist” persona on stage and particularly in the studio. With Dream Train I found a new freedom which allowed me to think ‘outside the musical artist box’ that I’d existed within for so long.”

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Having teased the album’s release already with singles ‘You Know What To Say,’ and ‘The One That Got Away,’ Dream Train draws inspiration from his rich experiences as a country-rock pioneer in Australia and his time in Nashville.

To bring it to life, Cadd enlisted Lindsay Waddington to co-produce and play 12-string guitar, baritone guitar, dobro, lap steel, mandolin, electric guitar and acoustic guitar, along with a mega-list of instrumental talent including Michael Rose, Doug Gallacher, Gus Fenwick, Brandan Radford, Lawrie Minson, Peter Robinson, Jamie Rigg, Clare O’Meara and Kirk Lorange.

The album also features the flying vocal talents of powerhouse vocalist Jen Mize and a guest appearance from the multi ARIA-nominated and OAM recipients, Vika & Linda.

Cadd will be taking the album on tour from today, starting at Memo Music Hall in St Kilda, hitting up a whopping eleven venues until December. The music legend will also be embarking on a joint tour with fellow Australia icon, Glenn Shorrock of Little River Band fame for the appropriately titled The Two Amigo’s Tour in August and November making their way to The Play House at Geelong Arts Centre of Sunday 11 August 2024.

Let Cadd carry you back to his country roots here, by streaming Dream Train.