Interview: Pete Murray – ‘The Byron Sessions’ – Part 1

Australian balladeer Pete Murray recently released Blue Sky Blue – The Byron Sessions, a reworking of 2011 record Blue Sky Blue. With The Byron Sessions, Murray has enlisted the help of fellow musicians to help interpret his fifth studio album.

Those appearing on The Byron Sessions include Powderfinger’s former frontman Bernard Fanning, Ash Grunwald, bassists Scott Owen from The Living End, George vocalist Katie Noonan, and emerging singer Fantine.

Behind The Byron Sessions, Murray will soon embark on his first national solo tour. The massive tour runs from February till the end of April, with Murray being joined from time to time by his Byron Sessions comrades and other special guests.

2013 also marks the 10th anniversary of Murray’s breakthrough album Feeler. Despite the milestone, there’s presently no word on whether the multi-platinum record, which ranked 81 on triple j’s Hottest 100 Australian Albums of All Time, will receive the reissue treatment.

Watch: Pete Murray – ‘The Byron Sessions’ – Part 2

Pete Murray – Part 1

  • The concept behind Blue Sky Blue – The Byron Sessions
  • Reworked Songs Taking on New Meaning – Natalie Pa’apa’a (Blue King Brown) written bridge on Blue Sky Blue as performed by Fantine
  • Working With Admired Artists
  • The Impact of Byron Bay on The Byron Sessions

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