Artist of the Month: Roo Arcus

“Thanks for the opportunity to be a part of Western Boot Barn. I wear boots everyday of my life. I don’t just sing real country… I live it.” Roo Arcus

After emerging onto the scene back in the late nineties, Roo Arcus has sought to find his place in the pantheon of Aussie country singer songwriters. His 2000 debut album “Station Boy” set him off on the right track, garnering him three top ten singles, two golden guitar nominations and winning the independent male rising star award.

2012 and Roo Arcus is back with a stunning new album, his first single, the #1 radio hit ‘This Here Cowboy’ has taken country music by storm, garnering accolades from the most discerning industry stalwarts. Over the years Australian country music has produced some fine voices but few that have embraced the path of the new traditionalist like our own Roo Arcus. His songs resonate with authenticity, his voice holds its own with the best of them, and his live performance has fans remembering why they first fell in love with country music. This time round, Roo has made the kind of record he wanted to make. Choosing the style of songs he really feels; the plan was to include the pick of his own material and a few select choices from the hands of Nashville’s finest. The end result is a superb and timeless collection of heartfelt stories covering, such noble causes as love, faith and respect.

Stumbling onto “This Here Cowboy” you could be forgiven for thinking that you were witnessing a young George Strait, or a fledgling Alan Jackson.

Roo has a real earthy, soulful voice that jumps out at you and instantly makes you yearn for the beautiful outback and the rolling burr of days gone by.

We highly recommend you watch the official video for This Here Cowboy released by Core Music Australia, it is absolutely beautifully shot and includes great images of the Australian landscape and plenty of horseback riding!

If you like what you hear you can catch Roo live in January at one of these shows:

  • January 12th  Blue Mountains Jam for Genes  –  12pm Carrington Hotel Katoomba.
  • January 23rd Tamworth  –
    • Fender Superjam – Wests – 10:30am Blazes.
    • This Here Cowboy – One Show only – 3pm Wests Diggers Showroom.
  • January 31st Rooty Hill RSL

You can also buy a signed copy of the album here.