CONTEST OVER Win tickets now to see one-man worldbeat band Xavier Rudd


Xavier Rudd: Bonnaroo favorite, Australian, singer-songwriter, surfer and one-man band who plays didgeridoo, banjo, harmonica, bass and guitar. Check him out live at the Peel next Saturday.

Want to go? Just tell us the name of Rudd’s most recent CD. First correct commenter wins.

Only commenters who have not won anything from Ashvegas in the last 30 days are eligible to win. Please use your correct first and last name in your comment, so we know who to hold your tickets for.

Sounds Like: Tribal, aboriginal world music from this Aussie who brings a trove of didgeridoos onstage for his live shows

When he debuted in 2002 with the album To LetXavier Rudd began a journey that would see him become one of the most iconic voices in Australian music, literally and figuratively. With each new album, this journey has wound like a river making its way toward the ocean – twisting and turning, flowing and cascading as it relentlessly pushes forward. 7 albums and thousands of fans later,Xavier returns with a new album “Spirit Bird” (SideOneDummy/EMI Music Canada – released on June 5) and a tour of Canada this fall. Encompassing all of his musical and spiritual gifts; 2012’s Spirit Bird is Xavier Rudd at his best. Shaped by his history but continuing to break new ground, Xavier Rudd is at his most creative on Spirit Bird – once again painting breathtaking pictures with vivid, unmistakable tones. Hypnotic ceremonial rhythms ease effortlessly into tender folk songs. Gritty guitar blues sits perfectly alongside entrancing yidaki passages. Rudd’s voice, and the voice of his ancestors, yet again bearing truth and knowledge.

While over the years he may have broadened his perspective so that his music has gained in intensity, [Xavier Rudd has] still held onto the same joie de vivre that made him so appealing in the first place.” – BlogCritics

Not only is he a master of music, but an avid surfer with a laid-back, mellow approach. Although humble, Rudd exudes an extremely proud vibe — not of his own accomplishments, but of what he represents.” – Charleston City Paper

Xavier Rudd has all the qualities that make an artist great: timeless songs with memorable melodies, masterful instrumentation, and infectious energy.“ –

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9pm Tickets: $22 advance / $24 day of show

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catherine Haughney October 15, 2012 - 9:02 am

Sprit Bird!! Our wedding song was an Xavier Rudd masterpiece

Jennifer Saylor October 15, 2012 - 1:39 pm

Catherine, you are our winner!

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