Danny Spooner was regarded as one of the foremost traditional singers in Australia.
An English-born Australian, he presented songs of work and life from both cultures.
As a working man and a historian, his chat between songs gave songs a context and life. Through years of festivals, concerts, house concerts and camps in Australia, Europe and North America, he was welcomed for his personal warmth, and loved to pass songs on.
2016 Recorded 2016 in the Blue Mountains by Andy Busitill, Blue Mountain Sound Danny’s final CD was intended to go with him for a final tour of north-east America.
It includes favourite songs, trad and contemporary.
When Danny drove back towards Daylesford from singing somewhere, he’d enter the Wombat Forest and say, ‘Now I’m home’. The cover has just that sense. The other many photos show the man in action.