BENNY WALKER Releases third studio album

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Chosen Line is Benny Walker’s third studio album.  Produced by Jan Skubiszewski and Pip Norman the album features co-writes with both producers along with musicians George Carpenter [Your Place] and Desmond Masé / Rachael Lia Carne [We’re Home]. 

Chosen Line had it’s full 6 piece band live debut at the recent Port Fairy Folk Festival and will be officially released on on Friday 5th June 2020. 

Chosen Line is a full album experience and showcases both sides of Benny Walker. Tracks All Ya Gotta Do Is Call and I Don’t Blame You are both strong Blues bass tracks that have yielded Benny’s highest streaming figures to date. Current single We’re Home and title track Chosen Line showcase his more introverted soulful nature. 

“Chosen Line” could’ve been called “Songline” or even “Unchosen Line”. The title represents my “chosen” career path. I didn’t really choose it. I embraced it. I come from a long line of storytellers and musicians, and they’ve all had a significant impact on the person I’ve become and the musician that I am. I’m a Yorta Yorta man and in our culture, we would call that my Songline. Yorta Yorta visual artist, John Patten, created the album artwork taking into account my songline and the Yorta Yorta totem the long-neck turtle as well as the river that also represents the fretboard of a guitar. says Benny Walker 


Chosen Line – album track listing

Your Place – [Benjamin Walker / George Carpenter]

Real Enough – [Benjamin Walker / Pip Norman]

We’re Home – [Benjamin Walker / Desmond Masé / Rachael Carne]

Circles – [Benjamin Walker]

Money and Fools – [Benjamin Walker]

If You Want It, You Got It – [Benjamin Walker]

All Ya Gotta Do Is Call – [Benjamin Walker]

I Don’t Impress Myself – [Benjamin Walker]

I Don’t Blame You – [Benjamin Walker / Pip Norman]

Break Me Into Pieces – [Benjamin Walker]

Small Mind – [Benjamin Walker]

Fragile – [Benjamin Walker]

Like That – [Benjamin Walker]

Chosen Line – [Benjamin Walker / Jan Skubiszewski]

Forthcoming Performances


May 6th – Woodfordia Artists LIVE online –

May 9th – Meeajin Markets LIVE online –

May 16th – Delivered LIVE – MC Henry Wagons

Said to be one of the best voices in Australia, Yorta Yorta man Benny Walker never fails to take you on a emotionally driven journey. “Walker’s voice has the drag and timbre of a natural soul man...”  Michael Dwyer 

Hailing from regional Victoria, Indigenous singer/songwriter Benny Walker with a voice that is said to have the drag and timbre of a natural soul man …his music is pure blues-rock, buoyed by clean, lyrical guitar solos and the throb of electric organ.

Benny’s love songs and epic tales are mixed with passion for the land, the people and deep grooves that reach the soul. 

His third studio album CHOSEN LINE will be released on June 5th and features All Ya Gotta Do Is Call and We’re Home. Both songs shot to No. 1 on the AMRAP charts and are streaming strongly across Spotify and Apple Music. These latest songs produced by Jan Skubiszewski mix Blues and Roots with a contemporary guitar driven soul vibe. 

In 2016 Benny earned four NIMA nominations and the award for “Best Aboriginal Talent” at The Age Music Victoria Awards. An accomplished solo performer, Walker is regularly joined on stage by his band, where he replaces his acoustic guitar with a Stratocaster and indulges his passion for the big blues-rock sound. 

In 2017 Benny’s new single GHOST and its EP Undercover; both debuted at No.1 on the iTunes Blues Chart. It was then he captured the attention of Byron Bay Bluesfest boss Peter Noble. “I saw Benny play at a guitar festival …. did he EVER deliver…. I really think he has a big future coming… and I’m putting my money where my mouth is…. and booked him again this year for our 30th Bluesfest 2019. Two years in a row…” Byron Bluesfest Boss Peter Noble

Benny has performed alongside some of Australia’s finest, including Alex Lloyd, Archie Roach, Baker Boy, Blue King Brown, Mojo Juju and Tim Rogers, and was awarded Victorian Indigenous Performing Arts Award for Best New Talent in 2012. In recent years he has performed at some of the country’s best-loved festivals, including Byron Bluesfest, Port Fairy Folk Festival, Moomba, Woodford, Yalukut Festival, St Kilda Festival and Blue Mountains Music Festival.

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