Golden Guitar winner Michael Waugh’s insightful tributes to friends, family and parenthood are simultaneously deeply personal and nationally recognisable; we see our own brothers, parents, pubs, rivers, struggles and joys reflected in the faces of those characters who live large in Michael's songs.
Michael is a songwriter’s songwriter, a compelling live performer and an extraordinary storyteller. Among his admirers are the legendary Eric Bogle, alt. country luminary Shane Nicholson and country hitmakers The Wolfe Bros. His 2019 album The Weir received two Golden Guitar nominations - Male Artist of the Year and Alt Country Album of the Year – as well as a nomination at the 2020 Victorian Music Awards.
Michael's new album The Cast is out now on Compass Bros / Universal Music Australia. Dirty River, Michael's tribute to his home town of Melbourne, was voted Heritage Song of the Year at the recent Golden Guitar Awards and the album received a nomination for Alt Country Album of the Year.