Michael Waugh is one of Australia’s finest songwriters, lauded for his vivid stories of uniquely Australian places and characters, told in an accent that is idiosyncratically ours.
Among Waugh’s admirers are the legendary Eric Bogle and alt. country luminary Shane Nicholson. His 2019 album ‘The Weir’ received two Golden Guitar nominations in 2020 as well as a nomination at the 2020 Victorian Music Awards. His previous album ‘The Asphalt & The Oval’ won Best Folk and Roots Album at the Music Victoria Awards in 2018.
“When Michael Waugh opens his mouth, you should listen”. Andrew McMillen – The Australian
“A compassionate and insightful human being and a gifted songwriter” Eric Bogle
“Waugh shapes and colours his songs with the kind of unique Australian qualities associated with Tim Winton, Perry Keyes and Paul Kelly.” Rhythms Magazine
“Michael Waugh is perched on a songwriting mountain not many of us could hope to climb.” Shane Nicholson
“Like John Schuman, Shane Howard & Don Walker – Waugh writes with passion and probity about his own country.”
4 1/2 stars – The Australian