If Dolly Parton and Slim Dusty had a baby, it’s quite possible Babe Rollins could’ve popped out. In his inaugural release ‘Honest Cowboy,’ Sydney’s newest inner-western cowboy draws inspiration from the timeless sound of country giants like Hank Williams and Buck Owens, while the track ‘California’ invites the beaming sunshine of country pop, and ‘The Lone Ranger’, the cinematic allure of spaghetti western. Throughout his upcoming release, Babe creates a modern twist to classic country storytelling and captures the essence of a bygone era, just reimagined for contemporary ears. That golden pedal steel sound paired with his idiosyncratic Australian voice, adds a new country flair to the Sydney indie music scene.
Growing up in the wild west of Sydney (Parramatta), Babe was always surrounded by country music - His father produced an early Lee Kernaghan track and Grand Junctions CMAA award winning track “Married Women”. It wasn’t long until Babe found his own love for the genre. Now living in Marrickville, he’s fronting ‘Babe Rollins & The Slim Pickers’ in the Sydney live music circuit.