ABC Local Radio honours the career of Archie Roach with live national broadcast.
To celebrate Australian Music Month (Ausmusic Month), ABC Local Radio is paying tribute to the career of one Australia's most loved and revered musicians, Archie Roach and to mark the 25th anniversary release of his debut Charcoal Lane album.
On Tuesday night at 7pm, ABC Local Radio will broadcast a one hour radio special, featuring the songs and stories that shaped the unforgettably moving album, which resonated deeply and was critically acclaimed both nationally and internationally.
A momentous line up, Archie will be joined on stage with special guests and friends: Courtney Barnett, Briggs, Emma Donovan and Dan Sultan.
Hosted by 774's Evening presenter Lindy Burns and Jacinta Parsons, Assistant Music Director Double J/ABC Local Radio, the tribute performance will be broadcast live from the ABC Southbank in Melbourne and simulcast throughout the national Local Radio network.
Such is the love for Archie’s music, audiences throughout Asia and the Pacific will also be able to enjoy a special evening as the program is simulcast on Radio Australia on FM, Shortwave and via satellite.
James O'Brien, Manager, ABC Radio Content Direction & Operations, said, “ABC Local Radio and Double J prides itself on playing a diverse range of popular and upcoming music, Ausmusic month provides a great opportunity to celebrate the successes of our long and rich musical history.”
“A highlight on the Local Radio calendar is our Evening with Archie Roach and guests. Charcoal Lane was such an important, breakthrough album with lyrics that touched the heart. The involvement of Emma, Dan, Briggs and Courtney demonstrates the esteem he’s held amongst younger musicians and young Indigenous musicians in particular.”
On the eve of his national tour, ABC Local Radio is thrilled to have the opportunity to honour the great Archie Roach and proudly present this special broadcast event during Ausmusic month. To listen tune in - on air, online and on digital radio, or download the free ABC Radio app and listen on mobile.