‘Founders and Survivors’ – new trackPosted: May 22, 2013
A project pulled together by Mick Thomas, in conjunction with his brother Steve, ‘Founders and Survivors’ looks at the history of Convict settlement in Tasmania. An amazing project in text on the web and in song on record/online, it seeks to trace the stories of convicts who came to Tasmania and who survived to have families whose descendants went on to form an integral part of Tasmanian society.
Mick asked me to pen something for the project, giving me the case of one Beni Griffiths (pictured) to take on in a bid to create something out of his story. That I did, and Mick and I ended up ‘co-writing’ what I feel is a top little tune, with key vocals from Alannah Russack throughout.
Called ‘Can you see across the sea’, it can be heard here …