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Stroke Of The Governments' Pen - Featuring The Bushwackers

from the album.

JAMES STEWART KEENE returns to radio with an exciting and fresh collaboration with Australian music legends THE BUSHWACKERS.

Stroke of the Governments’ Pen is the first song written for James’ SHERBROOKE DOWN project, a period feature drama film about two intertwining Australian stories set in rural Australia in 1903.  

Co-written with ALLAN CASWELL, the track is inspired by the true story of James’ great, great grandparents.   The song tells the tale on how they and their neighbours where forced off their farms at Sherbrooke NSW in 1903 to make way for the Cataract Dam on the Illawarra plateau.

Produced by ROGER CORBETT and featuring a duet with DOBE NEWTON, as well as The Bushwackers’ traditional country folk sounds, the song is one of many on its way that will eventually find its way on the Sherbrooke Down movie soundtrack.