Artist of the Month

  • November 100% Home-Grown Feature Artist

    Welcome to Highland FM’s 100% Home-Grown, a program dedicated to giving a voice to the rich diversity of contemporary Australian musicians and songwriters.

    Local song makers help tell our stories, contribute to our culture and give voice to our communities.

    Each month Highland FM will feature a selected artist from our region, including live interviews, performances new releases and more.

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    If you like what you hear, you can discover more about our feature artist on this page, find out how they got into music, what makes them tick and listen to their latest releases on demand.

    To hear the music of other local artists, tune into Highland FM 107.1 or go to MusicNSW Spotify playlist for our region, or check out Southern Tablelands Arts Music page.


    Artist of the Month: Peter Campbell

    100% Home-Grown Artist Of The Month is Southern Highlands’ based, internationally acclaimed folk artist Peter Campbell.

    Adam will introduce and chat to Peter on Highland FM’s award winning 100% Home-Grown program on Saturday 5th November between 5-7pm. His music will be featured on the program and throughout the month on Highland FM 107.1

    In a career spanning over 50 years, Peter Campbell’s music has been an ongoing exploration of his political and environmental concerns alongside the bitter-sweet matters of the human heart. It is an authentic voice, charged with honesty, activism, human emotion, humour and personal politics.

    Peter has performed around the world and released a number of albums over this time Of Time and its DistanceAcross the Border and Rear View Mirror, a double CD featuring a live concert and a compilation CD from the two earlier vinyl albums. Across the Border was produced by Noel Paul Stookey (Paul of Peter, Paul & Mary fame) in Maine, USA. PP&M covered his song ‘Wild Places’ on their album ‘Such is Love’; he supported them on their 1982 Australian Tour.

    In the 2020s Peter brings a wealth of finely crafted songs to contemporary audiences playing 6 and 12 string guitars, and banjo. A believer in the power of voices in harmony – raised as ‘communities in action’ – anthems written and performed during the fight for the Franklin River in Tasmania (One Last Wild River), and the Peace Rallies of the 80s (Hope is Rising), engender a joining of hearts and voices that transcends the pure ‘listening experience’. The Australian fires of 2019/2020 inspired Circle of Wonder, a moving tribute to the people of the Southern Highlands that provided such deep support and love to fire affected communities. Same Science is a hilarious take on the hypocrisy of cherry-picking scientific research to suit a denialist agenda in a world in the grip of climate change.

    In 2020, another song, Waited Too Long, triggered by unprecedented drought, devastating bushfires, the social dislocation, financial trauma and the rise of domestic violence with the arrival of COVID, became the Anthem for the United Nations International Summit on Domestic/Family Violence in the COVID-19 Era. This three-day global event out of New York featured leading experts in the field and participants from 47 countries; it was translated into six languages, featured a special greeting from the Pope and was opened by the Antonio Guterres, secretary-general of the United Nations.

    Peter and his wife Jan live in Moss Vale, in Australia’s beautiful Southern Highlands.

    www.petercampbell.com.au

    Listen to Peter Campbell on 100% Home-Grown

    Adam chats to our November Artist of the Month, Peter Campbell.

    Interview with Peter Campbell on 100% Home-Grown

    RECORDED IN THE STUDIOS OF HIGHLAND FM

    Highland FM Live is a platform dedicated to giving a voice to the rich diversity of contemporary Australian musicians and songwriters that tell our stories, contribute to our culture and give voice to our communities.

    Peter Campbell – Different Drum Recorded in the studios of Highland FM

    Recorded in the studios of Highland FM

    Peter Campbell – Hot Water Recorded in the studios of Highland FM

    Recorded in the studios of Highland FM

    Peter Campbell – Waited Too Long Recorded in the studios of Highland FM

    Recorded in the studios of Highland FM

    Music Releases

    Peter Campbell – Blue Hill (LIVE)

    Peter Campbell – Dangerous Changes

    Peter Campbell – Deep River Blues (LIVE)

    Peter Campbell – Get Up And Go (LIVE)

    Peter Campbell – Its All Over Now Baby Blue (LIVE)

    Peter Campbell – The Haying Song (LIVE)

    Pete Campbell – Wild Places

    MusicNSW

    Southern Tablelands Arts

    Southern Highland News

    As featured on 100% Home-Grown, Michael Simic, Regional Music Officer, MusicNSW chats with Adam Stokeld about Highland FM’s Artist of the Month Initiative.  Click on the tab below to hear the full interview.

    100% Home-Grown Artist Of the Month Michael Simic MUSICNSW

    MusicNSW, Southern Tablelands Arts and Southern Highland News are working with Highland FM to give a voice to our local musicians and songwriters.

    You can catch all the latest releases, interviews and new Australian music from the Amrap catalogue every Thursday and Saturday on Highland FM’s award winning program, 100% Home-Grown. The program is dedicated to supporting independent Australian artists.

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