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Xavier Rudd

Australian singer and songwriter

Xavier Rudd (born 1978) is an Australian musician. He grew up in the small town of Torquay, Victoria, Australia. When Rudd was young, he learned to play the didgeridoo on a vacuum cleaner hose.

Xavier Rudd
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Background information
Born1978
OriginAustralia Torquay, Victoria, Australia
GenresBlues'n Roots
Alternative
Occupation(s)Musician, Songwriter
InstrumentsVocals, Guitar,
Harmonica,
Didgeridoo,
Banjo,
Lapsteel
Years active2000 - present
LabelsUniversal Music Australia
SaltX Records
ANTI- Records (US)
WebsiteOfficial website

Rudd is known for playing at music festivals and concerts in Australia and in North America. He has many fans in Australia, his home, as well as Canada, where he has recorded a few live albums.

Some of his songs have political themes that deal with the environment and the rights of Aboriginal Australians.

Personal lifeEdit

Rudd is a father of two sons, Joaquin and Finojet, and a husband to his Canadian wife, Marci. He claims to have his son Joaquin's sock with him when he travels, because his family often can not travel with him.[1]

Rudd also describes himself as a full-time "barefooter", which means that he does not own any shoes or other footwear.[2] Rudd is also a vegetarian.[1]

DiscographyEdit

Studio albumsEdit

  • To Let (2002)
  • Solace (2004)
  • Food in the Belly (2005)
  • White Moth (2007)
  • Dark Shades of Blue (2008)
  • Koonyum Sun *with Izintaba (2010)
  • Spirit bird (2012)

Live albumsEdit

  • Live in Canada (2001)
  • Live at the Grid (2003)
  • Good Spirit (2005)

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Xavier Rudd interview". Incendiary Magazine. March 28, 2006.
  2. Lobley, Katrina (April 23, 2004). "Ridgy didge".

Other websitesEdit