‘Singer/songwriter’ – a beige chino-wearing music genre that, in Australia, puts Xavier Rudd next to Gareth Liddiard. And the two artists could not be more different. Straddling Liddiard’s snarl and Rudd’s saccharine is the lesser known and highly underrated Ben Salter.
The former Brisbane busker is currently halfway through a five-month jaunt through Japan, Scandinavia and Europe, playing up to five shows a week in order to make the tour financially worthwhile. Surprise! Streaming royalty payments come up woefully short and CD sales are in the toilet.… Read the full article