Kasey Chambers & Shane Nicholson

Forged in the home-fires of family joy and heartbreak, the artistic partnership of singer-songwriters Kasey Chambers and Shane Nicholson was always going to resonate deeply with real life. Combining her lifelong experience in country music and his years in the indie pop wringer, their Rattlin’ Bones album was a document of wood-grained passion and expert songcraft that became a multi-award-winning smash in 2008. Four years of relentless touring and other traumas fuelled the couple’s swansong in 2012. Another finely honed collection of bracing home truths, sadness and laughter, Wreck & Ruin made its mark as Country Album of the Year back home and as a Billboard folk-chart treasure in the USA.