Karl Broadie

Karl Broadie

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ISC WINNER! AAA/ROOTS/AMERICANA "A Scots-born Oz-based singer-songwriter whose chops are in the right place. His voice comes nicely cracked, his folksy songs often worth an instant replay” - MOJO (UK)

Biography

** ISC WINNER! AAA/ROOTS/AMERICANA **

Sydney-based Scotsman, found his way to Australia back in 1997. A displaced poet/lyricist/troubadour, earning global recognition and a reputation as a very fine craftsman of songs.
Reviews in MOJO, UNCUT, RECORD COLLECTOR, HARP(USA), AMPLIFIER(USA) Rhythms(AUS) all praised Broadie’s unique “sweetly cracked” voice and drew songwriting comparisons to the finest of the Americana/Alt-Country genre; Dylan, Steve Earle, Townes Van Zandt, Tom Waits, Neil Young and Wilco.

* AMERICANA UK#1 ALBUM
* GOLDEN GUITAR FINALIST 2006 CMAA AWARDS
* #8 EURO AMERICANA AIRPLAY CHART
* #20 ARIA COUNTRY CHARTS
* #4 MOST POPULAR MYSPACE ARTIST (AUS)

Recent Festivals Include:
Port Fairy Folk Festival, VIC, Australia
Tamworth Country Music Festival, NSW, Australia
Gympie Muster, QLD, Australia
Tartan Heart Festival, Belladrum, Scotland
Edinburgh Festival, Scotland
Lewes Guitar Festival, England

Official Website: www.karlbroadie.com

Videos can be viewed here:
www.myspace.com/karlbroadie

Lyrics

ON THE ROAD

Written By: Karl Broadie

• ON THE ROAD | Karl Broadie

And the shine from the eyes of she who remains unknown
And the candle and me we’re restless, but I won’t close the door
And the song from the violin fills more than the room
And as if to guide the tide the moon hangs brilliantly bright

But I cannot be lifted, I cannot be lifted from these currents
I’m forever driftin’ on & on & on

Here I come, here I come
Well I put my trust on the road tonight
Here I come, here I come
I put my trust on the road and it feels alright

It’s all I’ve got, It’s all I know, If only for tonight

And the flowers that bloom and make it right across winter
And the friendships that float over sea and over land
And the smile that waits unseen in all the places I’ll arrive
And the song from the violin rising up inside

I cannot be lifted, I cannot be lifted from these currents
I’m forever driftin’ on & on & on

Here I come, here I come
Well I put my trust on the road tonight
Here I come, here I come
I put my trust on the road and it feels alright

It’s all I’ve got, It’s all I know, If only for tonight

And when you try to sleep but you know
You just can’t shake them from your head
The words they spoke, the words you regret
And all the things she said
And when you try to sleep but you know
You just can’t shake them from your head
The words they spoke, the words you regret
And all the things she said - here I come

Here I come, here I come
Well I put my trust on the road tonight
Here I come, here I come
I put my trust on the road and it feels alright

It’s all I’ve got, It’s all I know, If only for tonight

TO YOU & ME

Written By: Karl Broadie

• TO YOU & ME | Karl Broadie

Don’t it go down easy, don’t it go down easy
With that warm sun hangin’ low
And you’re a pretty sight darlin’ like you always were
When you catch that evenin’ glow

Don’t you rush away
It’s true I’ve run out of things to say

But before, you consign this love to history
There’s one last sunset on the way
For you & me

Your eyes are singin’ loud my love, your eyes are singin’ loud
This is how you want it to be
Maybe this is overdue and I guess things get over due to time
Movin’ us on

Don’t you rush away
It’s true I’ve run out of things to say

But before, you consign this love to history
There’s one last sunset on the way
For you & me

Don’t it go down easy, don’t it go down easy
New horizons on the way
And you’re a beautiful sight darlin’ like you always were
When you look at me that way

Please don’t rush away
It’s true I love you even more
I’m sorry I had to say it

But before, you consign this love to history
There’s one last sunset on the way
For you & me
Let’s raise one last glass to the things we’ve seen
“to you and me”
“to you and me”
“here’s to you and me"

Black Crow Callin'

Written By: Karl Broadie

Black crow callin’ Black crow callin’
half a mile back there’s a black crow callin’
If not for that woman I’d be long-gone
I ain’t goin’ nowhere with the black crow callin’

Down by the river it’s slow and easy
But nothings easy when the heart ain’t comprehending

What kinda message is the messenger sending

Think I got a seven might’ve been an 8er
I oughtta go back there, maybe later
But I stone refuse she’s cold as winter
Got my daddy’s blood and I’m stubborn as a splinter

Down by the river it’s slow and easy
But nothings easy when the heart ain’t comprehending

What kinda message is the messenger sending

Black crow callin’ Black crow callin’
Why in heaven is the black crow callin’

Well it ain’t so bad, under this blanket of stars here tonight
I think I might rock on back in the mornin’ light

Down by the river it’s slow and easy
But nothings easy when the heart ain’t comprehending

What kinda message is the messenger sending

Black crow callin’ Black crow callin’
Why in heaven is the black crow callin’
Black crow callin’ Black crow callin’
Why in heaven is the black crow callin’

Discography

Woodsmoke EP (Oct 24th 2006 iTunes Exclusive)
Black Crow Callin' (2005) Album
Everybody's Gold (2004) EP
Nowhere Now Here (2003) Album

Set List

Black Crow Callin' album + Nowhere Now Here album and a couple from Everybody's Gold EP when playing solo. The occasional Townes or Dylan cover gets thrown in when the mood is just right.