During an action packed career, Keith survived the 60's (and lately found his first recordings prized collectors items now re-released on CD), became a music icon in hometown Melbourne, was responsible for instigating a goodly slice of 70's/80's Australian music history, prior to building a 100 song recorded catalogue initially spurred by US country chart success for a song in the 1980's leading to him being signed to the Virgin label late in the decade for two solo albums. These were followed by three albums as one third of Glass/Hamilton/Young.
He produced stuff for US artists Billy Joe Shaver, Jimmie Dale Gilmore & Butch Hancock in Australia then travelling to Los Angeles to mix US players from Dwight Yoakam's band with Keith Urban's trio for actor/singer Cameron Daddo's pop/country album. Further production duties were John Wibberley's critical rave 'Heart's On The Run' and Wayne Law's similarly afflicted debut 'Small Town Dreamer'. His own 'Smoke & Mirrors' made critics end of year lists in 1998 and garnered many nominations and more than a few awards, with the song 'Larrikin Town' becoming a staple of ABC Radio and featuring on three compilation albums.
1999's 'Southerly Buster' gained a 'Best Independent Release' for the duet with Lyndsay Hammond 'Standing In The Way Of Love' and continued the critical raves.
Together with Mick Hamilton he won The Australian Heritage Commission's initial 'Songs Of Place' award in April 2000.
Check out the artist's website:
1. Southerly Buster
2. Glass Ceiling
3. (You're My) Prime Mover
4. She Never Knew What She Had
5. Standing In The Way Of Love
6. On The
On The Mend
8. More Than I Need To Know
9. After Your Heart
10. Right As Reign
11. Free Spirit
12. The Other Side Of The Border
13. (bonus demo)