“A rousing and visceral foot-stomping contemporary folk attack.” – Mick Thomas (Weddings Parties Anything)
Rich Davies & The Low Road have garnered a reputation as one of Australia’s most formidable live acts, showcasing ‘a foot stomping, contemporary folk attack’ (Mick Thomas). With a poet’s heart and a rocker’s soul, Davies’ compositions pay loving tribute to the great folk forms of old. Drawing from the Appalachian mountains to his Celtic heartland, traditional narrative driven songcraft is seamlessly interwoven with the modern, into a rousing symphony of ‘glorious, visceral folk rock’.
Golden Guitar Nominee Davies’ fist pumping anthems and rousing ballads invoke ‘The Pogues meets Springsteen’, with 5-part gang-vocals courtesy of his band of veteran Melbourne musicians including Stirling Gill-Chamber on fiddle (The Bon Scotts), Kat Ogilvie on accordion (The Goodship), Craig Kelly on double bass (Tracy McNeil & the Goodlife, Mick Thomas, Neil Murray), and Bek Chapman on washboard & found percussion (The Nymphs, Damien Cowell’s Disco Machine).
The Low Road released their debut album Ghosts in 2016 to critical acclaim, converting audiences show by show into dedicated fans. The band traversed the Australian highways on the back of the success of Ghosts, entertaining audiences as ‘a guaranteed festival favourite with an enormous range’ (James Rigby, Newstead Live Music Festival).
Rich Davies & The Low Road are currently working on their sophomore album with producer Myles Mumford (Kim Salmon, XANI) due for release in 2021.