Shane Nicholson has released 11 studio albums and 1 compilation of B-sides, won 3 ARIA awards and 16 Golden Guitars. His most recent album, Living in Colour, won the Golden Guitar for Album Of The Year as well as Alternative Country Album Of The Year, and the single ‘And You Will Have Your Way’ won Single Of The Year and APRA Song Of The Year awards. Living in Colour was also Nicholson’s seventh consecutive ARIA-nominated album.

Nicholson is also one of Australia’s most in-demand producers and he is now embarking on a new tour, Living in (More) Colour, which will cover his 25 years in song – you can find the dates below the YouTube player.

I never take for granted the opportunity to interview Nicholson because, as noted elsewhere on this site, this whole Sunburnt Country Music enterprise likely wouldn’t exist without his music. Twelve years ago this week, in fact, his music kept me from dropping off the perch in a very practical way and it was while I was recovering that I started writing about Australian country music. So I’ll always say ‘yes’ to talking to him for that reason – and also because he is a titan in Australian music and has lots of interesting things to say. Plus he’s a great storyteller and you can be in the audience for his stories, and stories in song, on this new tour. You can watch our chat on YouTube (below) or listen on the podcast.

Shane Nicholson tour dates

July 6 – Camelot Lounge, Marrickville NSW
July 7 – Qirkz In The Hunter, Abermain NSW
July 8 – The Press Basement Bar, Tamworth NSW
July 14 – Trinity Sessions, Adelaide SA
July 15 – Murray Delta Juke Joint, Goolwa SA
July 20 – Live In The Lyre, Upwey VIC
July 21 – Live In The Glen, Glengarry VIC
July 22 – Memo Music Hall, St Kilda VIC
July 28 – Smith’s Alternative, Canberra ACT
July 29 – Milton Theatre, Milton NSW
August 10 – Music Lounge, Wollongong NSW
August 11 – The Venue, Bowral NSW
August 25 – Brass Monkey, Cronulla NSW
August 26 – Lizottes, Newcastle NSW

Listen to Shane Nicholson on Apple Music