ACROSS THE BLUE MOUNTAINS
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|Pub Date:||12/ 4/ 2013|
Across the Blue Mountains is Jim's second album on Rouseabout Records released via Undercover Music. The CD contains 18 songs about the Blue Mountains. The Blue Mountains of New South Wales have been an inspiration for many of my songs. I have lived here for almost two thirds of my life.
Some of these songs are direct responses to the unique beauty and grandeur of the Mountains. I value living here, enjoy walking in the bushland and have developed a loving respect for this place I call home. I am continually excited by what I see and hear around me. There is always something new to learn about the Mountains.
The human impact has made this area rich in history and I have tried to capture some of this history in my songs. But reading the history has also made me aware of the fragility of the Mountains. They have been marked in many devastating ways by human hands. However, I believe that they have a capacity to survive. I have seen the resilience of the landscape after a bushfire.
I have also enjoyed adapting and sharing the responses of others to the Mountains through conversation, poetry, song and oral history recording. There is so much to appreciate about this area and there are countless stories still to tell.