This week on The Local Update Graham is talking Kameruka, the beginnings and founders of the amazing farming community outside Candelo.
I catch up with Local singer/songwriter Corey Legge. As a young man in his late 20’s Corey has a solid musical future in front of him. The latest album ‘Somedays’ shows influence and inspiration from the likes of Hunters and Collectors, Goanna and Paul Kelly. As an artist Legge also tilts his cap to the likes of James Morrison, Bernard Fanning and is getting a bit of name for himself in a new realm, the Americana/Alt Country scene.
I first stumbled upon Corey as an artist while he was working hard as a touring muso with The Swamp Stompers, a young blues and rock outfit who spent their 20’s on the road. Legge’s sidekick in that band was Manning Valley local Luke Ligtenberg, who is strongly connected to 2BOB Radio, where I was working for a few years. Coming to the realisation that Corey is a Bega lad at that point was like two worlds collide.
The new solo career for Corey is a very different sound to the one we have come to know from the Swamp Stompers and it’s clear that as he develops as a song writer and solo artist that sound continues to grow and change. This chat with Corey tackles recording in NZ, song writing, getting back on the road post covid and the development of this new solo sound for Corey as an artist.
Corey Legge’s latest album is titled ‘Somedays’ and is available to listen to on all streaming services. You can purchase physical copies of the album from Corey’s website and of course from Corey at gigs. Corey plays the Quarter Deck in Narooma as the final show on his launch tour, this Friday at 6pm. Show details and tickets available from his website.