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Following two stellar sets at Tamworth Country Music Festival last month, Australian alt-country artist Bud Rokesky today shares new single Six Months along with bonus fan track Beer Number 5.

The honky-tonk and good-time evoking track hears Bud embracing life and describing his love for having a beer with mates and living freely. Wishing for an endless summer he sings “I need a 6 month vacation, two times a year”. The high energy song is one that’s already become a crowd pleaser in his live show and will continue to have everyone dancing. Bonus fan track Beer Number 5 continues the thematic exploration of experiencing all of the good-times with mates.

“Writing my debut album Outsider was a quiet and introspective time of my life, so for Six Months and Beer No.5 I was keen to do it a little differently, let loose and have a bit of fun. These songs really are just written for the fun of it, certainly not taking myself too seriously!” Says Bud of the two new tracks.

2023 saw Bud release his debut album ‘Outsider’, produced and recorded by Matt Corby & Alex Henriksson on the NSW North Coast at Corby’s Rainbow Valley Studios. The bluesy-Americana influenced record was hallmarked by the soulful track Strike Out, the sweet Baby & I, and the gentle Love My Baby More. The album gathered great support from CMT, community radio, Double J’s Tower of Song & national high rotation airplay across ABC Country and Australian Country Radio. Additionally, ABC Country & Saturday Night Country launched the album as their Feature Album of the Week, along with rave reviews from the likes of  Country Music Capital News, stating “He is a storyteller – think Springsteen”, and Post To Wire & Rhythms Magazine comparing the “enigmatic and supremely talented” artist to Orville Peck, Marlon Williams, Townes Van Zandt and Waylon Jennings. Bud quickly followed the album with the standout single Getting Old which has opened a new chapter for the talented singer, songwriter.

Over the last year, Bud Rokesky has secured support slots from the likes of Cedric Burnside (USA), C.W. Stoneking, Deacon Blue, Meg Washington, Tim Rogers Sons of the East, as well as Matt Corby and Tim Easton (USA). He has also become a fixture on the festival scene, having played to audiences at BIGSOUND, Gympie Music Muster, Woodford, Dashville Skyline, Groundwater, Queenscliff Music Festival, Tamworth Country Music Festival as well as Riverboats Festival, Port Fairy Folk Festival and Out On The Weekend. 


Thanks to Warner Music Australia

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