Comforting Music – By John Barnard
This album is very Australian and endeavours to capture the spirit of the outback. Instrumental accompaniment by John Barnard and featuring the haunting and powerful poetry of Les Mellet.
Les Mellet grew up in Subiaco, the youngest of five children. He left school at 14 and went ‘Bush’. He worked all over Australia on cattle and sheep stations and in mining and exploration. Spent 20 years working overseas. Started writing poetry again in 1991 for the first time since leaving school. Loves being an Australian.