Stranger in My Land
Roger Knox & The Pine Valley Cosmonauts
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The beauty of music can transcend language, culture, class, and most other categorizations. Roger Knox is an Australian country singer known as the Black Elvis and the Koori King of Country; he was born as part of the Gamilaroi group and raised in the Toomelah Aboriginal Mission near Boggabilla. Stranger in My Land features songs written by Aborigine artists, some never previously recorded but handed down through the oral tradition. Chicago's Pine Valley Cosmonauts serve as the backing band, with guest vocal and instrumental performances from Kelly Hogan ("Blue Gums Calling Me Back Home," "Took the Children Away"), Andre Williams ("Stranger in My Country"), Dave Alvin ("Land Where the Crow Flies Backwards"), and even Charlie Louvin in what might be his last recording ("Ticket to Nowhere"). It all makes this a special collaboration between two hemispheres of culture. The result is true traditional country music as it was played throughout the '50s, with classic instrumentation and a narrative feel that's timeless and compelling.
Top Albums and Songs by Roger Knox & The Pine Valley Cosmonauts
||The Land Where the Crow Flies Backward||Stranger in My Land||3:32||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Stranger in My Country||Stranger in My Land||3:57||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Ticket to Nowhere||Stranger in My Land||3:16||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Blue Gums Calling Me Back Home||Stranger in My Land||2:49||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Streets of Tamworth||Stranger in My Land||2:38||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Warrior in Chains||Stranger in My Land||5:01||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Scobie's Dream||Stranger in My Land||2:06||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Brisbane Blacks||Stranger in My Land||3:22||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Home in the Valley||Stranger in My Land||2:52||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Took the Children Away||Stranger in My Land||4:29||$1.29||View In iTunes|