To those in the know Charlie McCoy is a legend.
The 72-year-old has played harmonica for Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash and more recently Mindaribba singer-songwriter Kathy Coleman.
McCoy agreed to play on Coleman’s third album – Because of You – that was recorded in Nashville last year.
Although the pair never met because of conflicting timetables, Coleman was elated the harmonica player performed on her recording that will be launched in Lorn on Sunday.
Despite playing guitar from aged eight, Coleman only began songwriting in 2006 after she attended a course at the Tamworth Country Music Festival.
“I love the stories [of country music], especially with songwriting, because you can touch people on an emotional level,” she said.
She said her new album was traditional country music featuring some bush ballads.
Before going solo Coleman played in five piece country band Rawhide with husband Kelvin, and when the band split the couple formed their own duo Double Deal.
Together they have played the Tocal Field Days, Steamfest, 4WD expos, clubs, pubs and weddings.
Coleman has won multiple awards including the Australian section of the National Australian Songwriting Association Songwriting Awards in 2012.
That year she won four awards at the Canberra Country Music Awards including best traditional country song.
Last year she was a finalist in the Tamworth Songwriters Association Awards.
Following her album launch on Sunday Coleman will travel to Tamworth where she will perform and talk to other songwriters.
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