From a community with very little running water, the aptly named and foot-stompingly good Running Water have been chosen to share their music through Central Australia on the 2014 Sand Tracks Tour.

Running Water (Kintore) have been building momentum and excitement for their music after their impressive performance at the 2013 Bush Bands Bash and through featuring on the last two CAAMA Music Snapshot releases. And now, as part of Sand Tracks, the band will travel over 6000km to play their unique bush reggae in communities in WA, SA and NT (with one other band, yet to be announced). 

Sand Tracks is a remote Indigenous contemporary music-touring program run by Country Arts WA that kicks off at the annual Bush Bands Bash and takes two bands on tour throughout September. Last year Nabarlek (Manmoyi) and The Sandridge Band (Borroloola) were selected for the tour. MusicNT and CAAMA Music are thrilled that Running Water has been selected for the 2014 Sand Tracks Tour, as the band was a highlight at the 2013 Bush Bands Bash in Alice Springs.

‘Running Water’s powerful vocals, comfortable performance style and easy banter with the audience, in their native Luritja language, made them a stand out band in the 2013 Bush Bands Program. We’re looking forward to seeing them on the stage again this year‘ said Bush Bands Coordinator Jaspa Woods.

Running Water’s performance at the 2013 Bush Bands Bash will be screened on ICTV on 22 May at 09:32am, 24 May at 9:32pm, 26 May at 12:32pm, 27 May at 7:01am and 28 May at 7:32pm. 

To read the full press release click here.

Running Water 1 credit Oliver Eclipse
Running Water at Bush Bands Business 2013 – Ross River Resort.
Photo credit: Oliver Eclipse