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Australian/Scottish Singer Songwriter Karl Broadie passed away  after a short but fierce battle with pancreatic cancer on the 19th of April 2016.

Broadie the poet son of Scotland that we never got to know to well, was for all that, one of our best and possibly most enduring exports particularly to his native Australia. Broadie was revered as a treasure and perceived as a gentle Scottish rain of profound wisdom with his distinct place in the heart and the heat of the thriving Australian Folk and Country music scene, which was displayed in its full and touching enormity as the music community of Australia rallied round in love and respect to support him and his family in his last days and in the flood of facebook tributes that continue on his FACE BOOK PAGE

Karl Broadie was born in to a family of philosophers, musicians and artists In Edinburgh.

With his distinctive, emotional voice, Broadie had the ability to capture the attention and heart of a listener in just a few bars of music. Broadie’s entrancing melodies were, with his earthy and poetic lyricism his unmistakable hallmark.

He was a persistent presence winning his audience one captivating show at a time on the patient journey of a true artist, a philosophising, free-thinking, gifted songwriter.

He will be mourned in Nashville as well, where he would go to gain inspiration when he could, choosing to write and record there most years of his music making.

Recognised as one of Australia’s most unique and dynamic songwriters, Karl also enjoyed international success. He won first place (and an international audience) in the Americana category of the prestigious International Songwriting Competition in 2006 for his hit single, Black Crow Callin’, and has seen two of his albums top the Euro Americana Chart here.

I had the good fortune of traveling with him on two occasions, he brought his band over in 2005 in support of his first album "Nowhere Now Here". We did a few Highland shows culminating in him co-headlining the first ever Belladrum Festival Grass Roots Stage with fellow Australian exiled Irishman Andy White, who shared his wonderful band in a collaboration hatched in Australia and only ever performed on that notable occasion here in Scotland.

It was 11 years before his return, this time on a family holiday with his two teenage sons Oskar and Travis to introduce them to family and their Scottish homeland. They traveled north to south and east to west, even went to see Scotland play at Hamden and called in here in Nairn to play one concert for Medicine Show Radio in the beautiful intimate surroundings of James's Putting Green Cafe (The boys will always have that adventure and we will always have his music) .

You can hear that session HERE

UNCUT and MOJO are among many international publications who have praised Broadie’s song craftsmanship and “sweetly cracked” vocal style and drawn comparisons to Bob Dylan, Jeff Tweedy (Wilco) and Australia’s own Paul Kelly.

Survived by his sons Oskar & Travis, his Mother  Margaret Ingrassia and partner Rachel Webster . 

To quote the refrain of the title track of that first album  

"Can't build a wall to stop the flow, a spiral's bound to go where it's bound to go"

Safe journey Karl Broadie.

Rob Ellen

Karl Broadie and Dianna Corcoran. Video directed by Maiara Skarheim and Ben Sutton of Bigmouth Productions Sydney

A delightful gathering with Karl in a delightful spot, Nairn Putting Green Kiosk Scotland October 2015

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1
John Prine
67 pts.
The Tree of Forgiveness
Oh Boy Records
JJC,MB,SP,RM
2
Levi Parham
58 pts.
It's All Good
Continental Records
CRS,JB,TK
3
Jeb Barry and the Pawn Shop Saints
55 pts.
Texas, etc...
DollyRocker
HDB,CVL,DHO
4
Michael McDermott
54 pts.
Out From Under
Continental Song City
JDO,LK,BK
5
Sam Morrow
48 pts.
Concrete and Mud
Forty Below Records
MA,JBO,HB
6
Caleb Caudle
39 pts.
Crushed Coins
Cornelius Chapel Records
 
7
Western Centuries
36 pts.
Songs From The Deluge
Free Dirt Records
MF
8
Carter Sampson
34 pts.
Lucky
Continental Song City
 
9
Charley Crockett
30 pts.
Lonesome as a Shadow
Son of Davy/30 Tigers
 
10
Courtney Marie Andrews
28 pts.
May Your Kindness Remain
Loose Music
JV
11
Ed Romanoff
27 pts.
The Orphan King
Pinerock Records
 
 
Joan Baez
27 pts.
Whistle Down The Wind
Proper Records
HD
 
Pharis and Jason Romero
27 pts.
Sweet Old Religion
Lula Records
SZ,LM
14
Gretchen Peters
24 pts.
Dancing With The Beast
Proper Records
KG
 
Old Crow Medicine Show
24 pts.
Volunteer
Columbia Records
GF
 
Will Stewart
24 pts.
County Seat
Cornelius Chapel Records
 
17
Ben Reel
22 pts.
Land Of Escape
B REEL Records
GC,FC
 
Birds Of Chicago
22 pts.
Love In Wartime
Signature Sounds
 
 
Emily Herring
22 pts.
Gliding
Eight 30 Records
RST,RH
20
Jenny van West
21 pts.
Happiness To Burn
Independent
PJ,FS,JJ
 
Mary Gauthier
21 pts.
Rifles And Rosary Beads
In the Black Records
 
22
Sarah Shook & The Disarmers
20 pts.
Years
Bloodshot Records
FCE
23
David Starr
19 pts.
South And East
Independent
HM
24
Cold Tone Harvest
18 pts.
After You
Independent
 
25
Grant Peeples
17 pts.
Settling Scores vol. 2
Continental

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