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STEVE PASSFIELD is best known as the leader of country band HANDPICKED, but this time he’s literally “gone it alone” with a collection of his own songs (two of them written with ROD MCCORMACK and KEVIN BENNETT respectively). Steve’s folk and bluegrass influences are very much in evidence on a diverse collection of songs which range from Australiana that would do JOHN WILLIAMSON or COLIN BUCHANAN proud - such as the powerful Australian Spirit and the delightful Lady Of The Top End - to touching and tender tales of people. Acceptance - the tale of a special little boy - is a real highlight of the album, as is the disturbing Break Free. Songs like the cool swing-inspired Broke, the tongue-in-cheek Trouble and Hillbilly Redneck Town demonstrate the breadth of Steve’s talents, and his tribute to Slim, To Sing With Slim, is a real gem. Other standout tracks include the wonderful A Man Will Risk It All, and the Kevin Bennett co-write, This House, which features a guest appearance from BILL CHAMBERS.
Independent SP001CD
Available from www.stevepassfield.com
SUSAN JARVIS
- Capital News March 07


Discography

Country Salute, Best Of Mates and Live At The Mean Fiddler with the Handpicked Band.
Goin' It Alone solo.

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Steve Passfield, long time leader of the Sydney based Handpicked Band has finally made the jump. The album “Goin’ It Alone” is an awesome collection of original songs and tunes that are very diverse in styles and subjects. Produced by Rod McCormack, Golden Guitar-Producer Of The Year, “Goin’ It Alone” sees Steve at his very best so far.
Winner 2008 Instrumental of the Year at the 26th CMAA Awards, TIARA Instrumental of the Year and Nominee for Male Vocal TIARA '08, People's Choice "Most Promising Future Star" 2008.