Strange as it may seem, Black Aboriginal Australians have adapted American style Country music as a vehicle for telling their own unique stories. Roger Knox aka: The King of Koori Country or The Black Elvis, is one of the leading practitioners of this style and has just released a brand new album, Stranger In My Land (Bloodshot).
For this release Knox is backed up by the rotating cast of musicians led by producer Jon Langford (The Mekons), known as The Pine Valley Cosmonauts.
Knox's smooth voice is augmented by guest appearances from the likes of Charlie Louvin, Bonnie Prince Billy, Kelly Hogan and more.
Be sure to tune in to The Roots Music Project with Jeremy Baldwin this Saturday (2/16) to get a taste of the new album. 12-1:50pm.