River Dreaming is a intimate evening with world class indigenous musician Glenn Skuthorpe and bush poet A. B. “Ben” Eggleton as they share their life journeys through poetry and song. Glenn and A.B come together with their backing band to share stories of this vast sacred land. A unique show with a take away appreciation for how poetry and music has come to be quintessential to Australia's history.
The earliest poetry is believed to have been recited or sung. River Dreaming is just that, focusing on life stories and the strong culture that is the back bone of our country. Prepare for a bit of outback, grand stories of our land and a swag of urban street blues and folk.
"Glenn’s strong and weather-beaten voice rings true...this man is a poet." Dave
Presented by: Glenn Skuthorpe
With 7 highly regarded albums and music featured in movies and documentaries such as The Emu Runner and John Pilger’s Utopia, Nhunggabarra, Kooma man and international touring singer-songwriter Glenn Skuthorpe is a powerful lyricist and composer who gives voice to those whose stories must be heard.
Following a string of highly successful tours and winner of the overall Best Music Award at Adelaide Fringe 2021, prepare for an infusion of genres with vibes of dirty street blues to dusty plains and wide-open skies as Glenn shares the stage with poet A.B. Eggleton, The Bard from the Scrub.
"Glenn’s strong and weather-beaten voice rings true...this man is a poet.’" - Dave Steele (AUS)
"Skuthorpe has no interest in 'new country' or 'country pop'. He has his own sound.."- Spill Magazine (CAN)
Reviews & Fringefeed Reacts
Putting words to song has always been a natural fit and a most powerful way to convey a message and emotion all in one. - Fontella Koleff, Heckler Magazine