Twelve time Canadian Country Music Award and Juno Award winners Doc Walker have taken Australia by storm. The band played for the first time in Australia last week at CMC Rocks The Snowys, winning over local fans (who chose to watch them in the rain instead of bailing for cover) with a blistering set of country/rock.
Lead singer Chris Thorsteinson described their set as “one of his best experiences on stage”.
Doc Walker’s new album Go, released in Australia on March 5 was the highest selling release at the festival as fans flocked to buy the album after their Friday night set.
They followed that performance with a special after-party show at Thredbo’s Alpine Hotel the following night which included a rendition of Hoodoo Guru’s ‘What’s My Scene’ to huge applause and crowd participation.
While In Thredbo, Doc Walker received the news that they have been nominated for the 2010 Juno Awards (Canada’s ARIAs/Grammys) for Country Album of The Year – the award they won last year for their album, Beautiful Life.
Doc Walker have spent this week winning over more fans at shows with leading Australian and fellow ABC Music artist Steve Forde and US guest Jack Ingram in Sydney, Orange and Tamworth. The three acts play at Rumours International, Toowoomba tonight and conclude their visit at The Tivoli, Brisbane tomorrow night.
Doc Walker’s next music video will feature footage from this Australian tour and their recent experience at the Winter Olympics in Canada.
Their current single ‘If I Fall’ has jumped to #4 this week on the CMC Top 30 Countdown. Watch it hereBack