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NEW MUSIC: Riley Catherall – Mother Please [VIDEO]

‘Mother Please’ is the third single from Riley Catherall‘s new album When I Go, due out on July 23rd. The song is a lovely, low-key wisftful wander through the melodic edges of country and folk music. Through its effortless delivery the song also conjures that yearning, pure quality that runs through the songwriting of Neil Finn.

Augmented by shimmering guitar and some fine fiddle playing, the Damien Cafarella-produced song finds Catherall singing the song for his own mother while musing on his first taste of independence at age 18, driving away from the old house on dirt roads to his first tastes of freedom in the big wide world. “When I turned 18 and got my license, I would always be out playing shows and driving around doing whatever it is 18-year-olds do. In turn, I’d always come home late at night and Mum would be waiting up for me to make sure I got home safe. Now that I am in Melbourne, I am no longer coming home every night, so this was a song for my mum to say ‘you don’t need to wait up for me anymore, but please don’t forget about me’.” 

Catherall can also be found performing as one quarter of Lachlan Bryan & The Wildes.


Sunday 1st August – Americana Festival – Wangaratta – VIC

Saturday 7th August – Curious Rabbit – Wagga Wagga – NSW

Sunday 8th August – Church St Hotel – Wodonga – VIC

Friday 13th August – Finding Fillmores – Kiama – NSW

Saturday 14th August – House Concert – Bundanoon – NSW

Sunday 15th August – House Concert – Nowra – NSW

Sunday 22nd August – Geelong Cement Bowls Club – Geelong – VIC

Thursday 9th September – Little Alberts Room – The Vic – Bathurst – NSW

Friday 10th September – The Old Bank – Dubbo – NSW

Friday 17th September – The Wheatsheaf – Adelaide – SA

Sunday 19th September – The Curtain – Melbourne – VIC

Thursday 23rd September – Petersham Bowling Club – Sydney – NSW

Friday 24th September – The Stag and Hunter – Newcastle – NSW

Sunday 26th September – The Canberra Irish Club – Canberra – ACT

Thursday 7th October – Oodies Cafe – Bundaberg – QLD

Friday 8th October – The Junk Bar – Brisbane – QLD

Saturday 9th October – Bar Wunder – Toowoomba – QLD

Sunday 17th October – Tumut River Brewing Co – Tumut – NSW


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