‘Blackwater’ is the new single from New South Wales singer-songwriter Blake O’Connor’s debut EP, which was released in June. It’s a dark, bluesy country song and when you hear it you will probably think you’re listening to quite a grown-up fella who has lived a bit of life. Well, you are not: O’Connor is in his late teens, even if his voice sounds like it has been spending years developing its depth and timbre.
However, O’Connor has already graduated from the CMAA Academy of Country Music and toured in support of Brooke McClymont and Adam Eckersley on their Queensland run, so while he’s young he has earned the experience that is so evident in this song. It’s his voice that will get you first, though, and if you like it on this track you may wish to see him play live – tour dates below, right after you’ve watched the video.
Blake O’Connor tour dates:
August 18 Brisbane Ekka
August 19 Brisbane Ekka
August 24 Crowbar Gympie Music Muster
August 31 Leadbelly Newtown *Guest of Brad Cox
October 20 Wingham Acoustic Festival
October 27 River Country Howdown Clarence Town
September 14 Gaol Break Old Dubbo Gaol
September 22 Panthers Tap Bar Port Macquarie
September 29 Bago Tavern Port Macquarie
Saturday November 3 Ballina CMF *Guest of Adam Brand
November 10 Tunes on the Turf Dunedoo