Wednesday, 10 June 2009

Saltbush - Stranger

Stranger/Fiddle Man

I wasn't able to find out a terrible lot about Saltbush only that are descibed as Legendary quite often, for a legendary band there isn't very much on them out there. Saltbush formed in 1975, they toured Australia and supported Ray Stevens. They recorded several albums, and were named Vocal Group or Duo of the Year in 1979 at the County Music Awards for this single, and they played at the Tulsa Festival in Oklahoma, US. Some of the members were Bernie O'Brien one time member of The Rondells, Paul Pyle and Ross Nicholson and Mark Moffatt. There are a couple of Saltbush tracks on the Live at the Station album which is available from the Midoztouch website front page.

All files are in Wave format

You can download the single here


  1. Their 1977 album "Sassafras Gap" also won the CMA New Talent of the Year award. The title track is a favourite song of Lee Kernaghan and was a successful single release for him in 2008 (#1 on the Country Tracks Top 30 singles chart) from his 2007 album "Spirit of the Bush".

    I believe Saltbush's 1977 album may have got a 30th anniversary release on CD by EMI?

    I know of one other album, "At Twin Rivers" 1976 which produced the single Whatcha Gonna Do b/w Annie Johnson. But the remainder of their discography is a mystery to me.


  2. Thanks for that bit of info Motcher.