Tuesday, Aug. 27, Pub Station Ballroom, 8 p.m. Tickets for the all-ages show are $25 in advance, or $28 at the door, plus applicable service fee.
For Xavier Rudd, writing music and living his life are one and the same. “I’m literally just singing about the things that are going on around me,” he says of his sublime and soaring indie-folk.
Environmental work, activism, veganism, spiritualism, surfing, family camping trips in the bush and dog walks on the beach; everything Rudd does, he pours into song. The result is a personal sound that strikes a universal note.
The Australian multi-instrumentalist’s new album title track best encapsulates this idea. Backed by the gentle strum of acoustic guitar, on ‘Storm Boy,’ Rudd sends out a postcard of a sun-drenched life lived outdoors.
Hailing from Australia’s surf hotspot Torquay, Rudd kickstarted his career in 2002 with the now classic album “To Let,” before going on to release seven studio LPs over the next 13 years.