April 27 street date. The late Trevor Lucas was an influential folk artist, a member of Fairport Convention, and one of the founders of Fotheringay. Whilst dating the lead singer of Fairport Convention, Sandy Denny, in 1969 he appeared on their album 'Unhalfbricking'. The two formed the band Fotheringay after Sandy left Fairport in 1969. Trevor was helping Fairport Convention with their 1973 album 'Rosie' when he joined the band. On 20 September 1973, Trevor and Sandy got married and shortly after Sandy rejoined Fairport Convention. In 1978, Sandy died leaving Trevor to raise their newborn daughter, Georgia, by himself. Shortly after her death Lucas moved back to his homeland of Australia. Trevor dropped in to the Troubadour in Melbourne from time to time to listen to music and after three years of sitting amongst the audience, he decided to perform again. These recordings were taken over two nights in May 1982.
April 23 street date. Little-known and long out-of-print album by one of Australia’s greatest singer-songwriters! Primarily known for his work in the UK with Fairport Convention and Fotheringay (with wife, Sandy Denny) in the early seventies, Trevor Lucas released this album of traditional Australian folk songs in 1966 on Reality Records. Intended to introduce British audiences to the Australian folk tradition, songs like 'The Overlander' and 'South Australia', make the uniquely rough life of the Australian outback come alive.