The release of 'Pioneers' by new group Wallis and Matilda in June 1980 changed the face of Australian country music.
The much-loved words of Australia's favourite bush poet, A.B.(Banjo) Paterson, were given a wonderful new dimension by being put to music by the group.
delight of Australian music lovers, 'Pioneers' took some of Banjo
Paterson's timeless classics, and transformed them into haunting,
'Pioneers' tracks included:
the release of Pioneers, Wallis and Matilda have released a further
2 tribute CD's
Commemorative compilation CD
tribute CD, Song of the Federation, was released in late 2003. But
no matter how popular Wallis and Matilda have become, it's a testament
to the popularity of their original release, that many people still
call the group, "The Pioneers". That's fitting, because
in so many ways, Wallis and Matilda can proudly take their place amongst
the pioneers of Australian country music, and bush ballads!
©Wallis and Matilda
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