We have seen Xavier live a few times, notably at Woodford Folk Festival, a few years back. He is simply one of the best live acts that we have ever seen. Ed: Kevin Parker

Xavier Rudd is amazing live if you get the chance to see him

Xavier Rudd is an Australian singer-songwriter, musician, and multi-instrumentalist known for his distinct one-man band style. Born in 1978 in Torquay, Victoria, Rudd is celebrated for his musical versatility, playing various instruments such as the guitar, didgeridoo, lap steel guitar, harmonica, and percussion. His music often features socially conscious themes focusing on spirituality, humanity, environmentalism, and Indigenous Australian rights.

Rudd debuted with the album “To Let” in 2002, followed by “Solace” in 2004, which significantly raised his profile. His subsequent albums include “Food in the Belly” (2005), “White Moth” (2007), “Dark Shades of Blue” (2008), “Koonyum Sun” (2010), “Spirit Bird” (2012), and “Nanna” (2015), the latter being a collaboration with the United Nations.


Aside from his musical career, Rudd is also a committed environmental and social activist, advocating for Aboriginal Australian rights, sea conservation, and animal rights. He opposes activities like coal seam gas drilling and industrial mining that threaten the environment. Rudd’s personal life reflects his advocacy; he is a vegetarian and spends significant time in the Australian bushland and with Indigenous communities​​​​​​​​.


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  1. en.wikipedia.org – Xavier Rudd
  2. allmusic.com – Xavier Rudd Songs, Albums, Reviews, Bio & More | AllMusic
  3. youtube.com – The Very Best of Xavier Rudd – Xavier Rudd Greatest Hits Full …YouTube