This year marks the 25th anniversary of Archie Roach’s acclaimed Charcoal Lane album with a special edition release to celebrate. Archie’s groundbreaking album is being re-released 25 years on with a 2nd disc full of extras, including Archie with Emma Donovan & The PutBacks on a version of Down City Streets. The special edition also includes live Triple J versions of Archie Roach alongside his late partner Ruby Hunter.
Archie’s legacy to Australian music is incredibly important. His career has paved a path for future Indigenous artists to express themselves, and has given a voice of solidarity to many displaced Indigenous people. Archie’s iconic contribution to the Australian music scene is strong and genuine, and we’re extremely proud to have worked with him.
Archie Roach has been one of Emma Donovan’s big heroes in life, and she is extremely proud to work alongside Archie. Her own musical contribution has made her the rising queen of soul music for Australia, and we’ve had a great time working alongside her.
Emma Donovan & The PutBacks were recently nominated Best Indigenous Act by Music Victoria, as well as their album Dawn for Best Soul, Funk, R’n’B and Gospel Album. Keep your eyes peeled for the verdict, and visit JB Hi Fi to support his anniversary album. Take your support further and support #SOSBLAKAUSTRALA by purchasing the 7-inch by Emma Donovan & The PutBacks featuring Archie Roach, Tim Rogers and Joelistics here.