Xavier Rudd

Xavier Rudd is a singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist from Australia. From To Let, his debut album in 2002, he combined a deep love for the environment, humanity, and surfing with an obsession for blues and international roots music from Africa, the Caribbean, Australia, New Zealand, and the tropics. He often performs solo, surrounded by three didgeridoos in front, a guitar on his lap, a stomp box under his bare feet, and an assortment of drums, percussion instruments, banjos, harmonicas, bells, and a bass all rest nearby. He released Solace, a studio offering, in 2004. Between 2005's Food in the Belly and 2010's Koonyum Sun, his albums appeared on the North American Anti- label. He employed electronic textures and backdrops on 2012's Spirit Bird. 2015's Nanna was performed by his international nonet the United Nations, and mixed by legendary reggae engineer Errol Brown; 2017's Storm Boy for Nettwerk, marked a return to his folk-roots sound. In 2022, he issued the double-length Jan Juc Moon for Salt X/Virgin.