January playlist: Fanny Lumsden

In recent days and weeks parts of Australia have been destroyed by fires. Other parts are still threatened by those fires. One of those parts is the area where singer-songwriter Fanny Lumsden lives. Lumsden and her family have evacuated, and in the midst of the oppressive atmosphere caused by the fires, and the fear and uncertainty, she has found time to buy supplies for people in her local town and to keep posting updates to social media, so that those of us who care about her – fans like me and many friends – know what’s going on.

Lumsden is one of the great chroniclers of Australian rural life. Her two albums, Small Town Big Shot and Real Class Act, are classics of country music. That would be reason alone to devote a playlist to her, but in acknowledgement of her bloody awful start to the year, and of the spirit, determination and resilience she has shown, this month’s Spotify playlist is all Lumsden all the time.

Please consider preordering her new album, Fallow: https://orcd.co/flfallow

Track listing:

  1. Bravest of Hearts
  2. Land of Gold
  3. Totem Tennis
  4. Rattle & Your Roll
  5. Sunstate
  6. Watershed
  7. Roll On
  8. Elastic Waistband
  9. Real Men Don’t Cry
  10. Peppercorn Tree
  11. Peed in the Pool
  12. These Days