"Howard is one of Australia's most influential songwriters who combines a deep understanding of poetic and musical folk traditions and captures something essential of the spirit of Australia in words and music. Nevertheless, his songs have a global reach and explore universal themes". Aziz Choudry, Montreal.
This is the official site of Shane Howard, Australian singer/songwriter, guitarist, producer and author.
Howard has refined his art with 12 solo albums, 3 Goanna albums, two books and a stable of great production credits, that have established him as a significant contributor to Australian folklore.
His anthemic song, Solid Rock, from the album, Spirit of Place (1982), recorded with his band Goanna, was written after a moving experience at an inma at Uluru in 1981. It has since passed into folklore and the Australian psyche. He pushed on, beyond commercial success, tirelessly pursuing an artist’s journey, in order to make sense of the story of a ‘whitefella’ in an Aboriginal country.
His songs have been recorded by numerous artists as diverse as Ireland's Mary Black and Australia's John Farnham and Troy Cassar-Daley. He has spent much of his musical life working with Aboriginal musicians, as well as touring Ireland and forging Irish-Australian connections. Shane has been a producer for the Pigram Brothers, Street Warriors, Mary Black, Archie Roach and the soundtrack for the Jimmy Chi musical, Corrugation Road. He’s a founding member of the celebrated Black Arm Band.
Shane is due to release his 13th solo album 'Deeper South' in late 2014. To contribute to the the OzCrowd crowd funding campaign click here.
‘He sounds as though he has drunk deeply from the same fountain that
gave the world Henry Lawson, Woody Guthrie and Bob Dylan.
’Bruce Elder - Sydney Morning Herald