Melbourne/Naarm artist Michael Waugh has a knack for capturing a listener and keeping them in his grasp, willingly. Whether live or on a recording, Waugh sings to your heart and once that connection has been made it’s very hard to break. His latest album, The Cast, contains stories of those he loves most, both people and places, and it’s earned him two Golden Guitar nominations to go with the two for his previous album, The Weir. Recently we spoke about awards and songwriting and just how he makes those connections to audiences. You can watch it on YouTube or listen on SoundCloud (both options below). For Michael’s tour dates go to