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Australian alt-country favourite Bud Rokesky has been very busy sharing A-Side and B-Side tracks every month this year from March that span Country, Alt-Country/Folk and Alt Rock influences. For June’s new music releases he has today shared new A-side Oil Onto The Fire, along with the accompanying B-side Mary Valley. They join the previously released singles Wasted, Harriet, Six Months, Beer Number 5, Newtown and Oars.

“At the heart of Oil On The Fire is the story of young love and what the world can do to it over time. It takes a lot of work not to end the way many once beautiful love stories have.” Bud says of the A-side.

Bud will be embarking on a headline east coast tour of Australia this July. Kicking off in Brisbane on Saturday 6 July at Black Bear Lodge, he will then head to Sydney on Friday 12 July at Low302, before wrapping up in Melbourne on Saturday 13 July at Merri Creek Tavern – TICKETS HERE. This east coast run follows a regional tour supporting Brad Cox which kicked off in April and wraps up on Sunday 16 June. He will also be performing at Gympie Music Muster in August and Nimbin Roots Festival in October.

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 CMTcommunity radioDouble J’s Tower of Song & national high rotation airplay across ABC Country & 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 & 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. StonekingDeacon BlueMeg WashingtonTim 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 BIGSOUNDGympie Music MusterWoodfordDashville SkylineGroundwater, Queenscliff Music FestivalTamworth Country Music FestivalRiverboats Festival, Port Fairy Folk Festival, and Out On The Weekend.

Headline Tour Dates
Saturday 6 July – Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane QLD
?Friday 12 July – Low302, Sydney NSW
?Saturday 13 July – Merri Creek Tavern, Melbourne VIC

Supporting Brad Cox
?Friday 14 June – Northern Festival Centre, Port Pirie SA
?Saturday 15 June – Chaffey Theatre, Renmark SA
?Sunday 16 June – Sir Robert Helpmann Theatre – Mount Gambier SA


Thanks to Warner Music Australia

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