If you’ve been lucky enough to see Luke O’Shea and Lyn Bowtell do their double-act live show, you know how well they work together – as storytellers, as singers, and as entertainers. They both have well-developed senses of humour to ensure the between-songs repartee is never dull – and then they sing, and it’s hard not to be spellbound. They are compelling as individual artists, but it’s a treat when they sing together. Now that treat has been documented, in the form of ‘Sing Me a Story’, the first single from O’Shea’s forthcoming album, There in the Ochre, which will be released in January 2020.
‘Sing Me a Story’ was written by O’Shea with Felicity Urquhart, who has her own connection to Lyn Bowtell as a member of Bennett Bowtell & Urquhart. The song is about the very essence of Australian country music: telling stories. It acknowledges the place landscape and history take in our storytelling, including our most ancient storytelling in the world’s oldest continuous culture, which has existed in this country for tens of thousands of years.
Listen to ‘Sing Me a Story’:
Luke O’Shea & Lyn Bowtell – Love and Laughter Tour
11 October 2019
Live @ The Attic, Hotel Blue, Katoomba
Hotel Blue, 88 Lurline St, Katoomba NSW 2780
12 October 2019
Panthers Bathurst, 132 Piper Street, Bathurst, NSW 2795 Australia
26 October 2019
The Brass Monkey, 115a Cronulla Street Cronulla, 2230 NSW Australia
27 October 2019
Lizottes, 31 Morehead Street Lambton, NSW 2299