Not since Midnight Oil has a band toured up and down the Stuart so relentlessly. Dave Garnham & The Reasons to Live are the band that “Look like truckers, Sing like Angels”. When not writing comprehensive reviews of roadside Dim Sims Dave Garnham is crafting songs drawn from the places and people of the NT. The Stuart Highway part 1 is the first release of a double concept album drawn from the 2,834km stretch between Darwin and Port Augusta. Featuring co-writing and collaborations with over 20 NT Artists this is a project as immense as the horizon on the highway.

Illbingini (When The Water Goes Down) was an early release, featuring Jingili / Elliot born artist Stuart Nugget who has toured with the band extensively. Performing in both Jingili and English Stuart reflects on water and land and the threat of exploitation on country and community.

The second installment of The Stuart Highway will be released on August 25th accompanied by a limited edition Vinyl release.

Have a listen to part 1 on BandCamp via the links below!

1.Chelsea Motel ft Alison Thorsteinsen 03:29
2.If I Never Never ft Billy Black 02:32
3.Ilbilgini Argiyabarda ft Stuart Joel Nuggett 04:03
4.Something We Know ft Alice Cotton 03:39
5.TFC 03:16
6.Margaret St ft Colin Lillie 02:45
7.Blue Sky Blues ft Jessie May 02:17
8.The Berrimah Line ft Emma Rowe 03:32
9.Don’t Call Me Darling ft Casii Williams 03:32
10.Beer and Nicotine ft The Choir of Man 02:08
11.Golden Hour ft Sara Storer 03:08