Raised in Tamworth and imbued from a young age with country music, Paddy McHugh later moved to Sydney and immersed himself in the city’s gritty punk scene. McHugh now calls Brisbane home. Adding to this cannon, in writing for his second record City Bound Trains, McHugh has come full circle and now calls country home once more. But it’s intelligent country, poignant and vivid.
McHugh comes from the Paul Kelly school of song writing in that simplicity is key and everyday life makes the best stories. “I know there are many reasons why people listen to and enjoy music… but for me, the style of music that I wanted to make, honesty was paramount,” he explains. “It had to be about something that I knew about, or cared about.”
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