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Angus Gill Dominates Australian Charts With New Bluegrass Album

It’s been a big couple of days for Angus Gill off the back of the release of his brand new bluegrass album, “The Scrapbook”.

Never one to confine himself musically to just one box – ARIA and 3x Golden Guitar nominee, Angus Gill – has shed yet another musical skin with his fourth album. The project came about in late 2020, after the release of the critically acclaimed “3 Minute Movies” featuring Paul Kelly’s band billed as The Seasons of Change. Gill started laying the bed track down for a song Whittling Away, written with multiple Grammy™ winner & bluegrass icon Jim Lauderdale in 2019. This eventually became the catalyst for a bluegrass record.

On Friday, news arrived that the album had debuted at #1 on the ARIA Top 20 Australian Country Albums Chart. It also debuted at #2 ARIA Top 40 Country Albums, #4 ARIA Top 20 Australian Albums (All Genres), #19 ARIA Top 50 Albums and #12 ARIA Top 20 Vinyl Albums.

The album has also grabbed the top spot on the Australian Independent Record Labels Association (AIR) 100% Independent Albums for the week.

“I’m so excited and grateful to have a number one album with The Scrapbook. My first ARIA number one at that too, so it especially means a lot to me”, said Angus.

“Thanks to everyone who has bought a physical copy or has been streaming the album on the various digital platforms – I really appreciate it!”

As a lover of traditional bluegrass, Angus Gill, always wanted to record a ‘real deal’ bluegrass album.

The Wauchope wunderkind stretched his musical and songwriting talents even further on this album that boasts a vast array of internationally renowned musicians including Tim Crouch, Randy Kohrs, Clay Hess and Tony Ray. It also features stellar collaborations with Jim Lauderdale, Jerry Salley, Gary Burr, Thomm Jutz, Rivers Rutherford and Charles Esten (from the hit TV series, Nashville).

“Not only were we swimming against the tide releasing this album through a global pandemic, but we also rescued the hard drives which thankfully were not damaged by the terrible floods in late March this year”.


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