Don Walker’s songs have been mapping Australia, from Kings Cross to regional towns and the spaces between, for more than 30 years, through solo albums and shows, a couple of albums with Tex, Don and Charlie, back to his youth as a member of Cold Chisel penning songs that are ingrained in Australia’s music history such as “Saturday Night”, “Cheap Wine”, “Standing on the Outside”, “Four Walls” and “Khe Sahn” along with many others, and co-wrote “Flame Trees”. Over the years Don’s songs have been recorded by many people, including Jeff Lang, Mick Harvey, Troy Cassar-Daley, Jimmy Little, Jimmy Barnes, Ian Moss, Anne Kirkpatric and Missy Higgins. In 2000 he wrote the title song for Slim Dusty’s hundredth album “Looking Forward, Looking Back”.
He is without a doubt one of Australia’s finest songwriters and performers. This is his first foray at the Port Fairy Folk Festival and he will be joined by: Glen Hannah – guitar, Roy Payne – guitar, Garrett Costigan – pedal steel, Michael Vidale – bass and Hamish Stuart – drums.