On the Road Again
Bendigo Writers Festival
In the words of music writer Stuart Coupe, the rock’n’roll road tour is hyped-up adrenalin surging bursts of activity. It’s extreme highs and hard comedowns. And the personal costs can be great. Stuart and performer Don Walker talk to Em Burgess-Gilchrist about music on the move, their finest and not-so-great memories, the difference between live and studio sound, and how the audiences have evolved since the first amp was loaded onto the back of a truck.