ARMA Awards Nomination
Justine Wahlin’s album, A Long Way From Home, has made it into the top five finalists in this year’s ARMA Awards alongside The Weeping Willows, Jen Mize, The Heggarties and Phil Smith.
“This album was such a labour of love, and it’s a huge credit to Glen Schollum, who produced and played bass and so many other instruments on the album, and the incredible musicians who added their talents, Dylan Hartas, Michael Ward and Peter Head (Peter was inducted into the South Australian Music Hall of Fame in 2016 and has also worked with Bon Scott among many others) ” said Justine.
Justine will be playing with the trio, CloudBird, a collaboration with Peter Fenwick and Anthony Haller (Pumps) as well as performing solo at this year’s Nimbin Roots Festival September 15-17th, where the ARMA Awards will also be held.
“The ARMA Awards are such great recognition for Australian songwriters, and I’m so excited to join all of the other nominees on the night,” said Justine.
The ARMA’s are in their second year and with an esteemed panel of music industry judges, who managed to whittle down what was an overwhelming amount of submissions across Australia for the 3 prestigious awards categories, Best song, Best EP and Best album to just a final 5. Justine has been nominated in the top 5 for the Anthony Lycenko Best Album Award.
Tickets for the Nimbin Folk Festival and the ARMA Awards are now on sale at www.nrfest.com/tickets. All profits generated by the Awards Ceremony go to the Nimbin Indigenous Cultural Centre.