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Music multi-instrumentalist musician and surfer Xavier Rudd pictures (pic) and photo gallery, albums covers pictures.
Origin Flag of Australia Torquay, Victoria, Australia
Occupation(s) Musician, Songwriter
Years active 2000 - present
Xavier Rudd was born in 1978 and is a multi-instrumentalist musician and surfer from Australia. He grew up in Torquay, Victoria, near the famous surfing location of Bells Beach. Rudd showed a keen interest in music and learned to play the didgeridoo by practicing on a vacuum cleaner hose. Xavier considers his wife his best friend, a Canadian he met while she was backpacking in Australia. Xavier Rudd carries his son's sock with him on tour as something to remember him by. Rudd has a management company named Teamworks based in Vancouver.
He developed a strong reputation for playing live performances at musical festivals and concerts in Australia and then in North America. Xavier Rudd has recorded and released three live albums in Canada - Live In Canada released in 2001, Live At The Grid in 2003, and Good Spirits in 2005.
Xavier Rudd has become a fixture at roots music festivals including the Falls Festival (2002, 2003 & 2004), Woodford Folk Festival (2003 & 2006), Wakarusa (2005), the East Coast Blues & Roots Music Festival (2003, 2004 & 2007), the Melbourne International Music Festival (2004), Womadelaide (2004), Pyramid Rock Festival (2006) and the FloydFest World Music Festival.
He has also worked extensively in North America including a support slot for Ani DiFranco, a support slot at the Philadelphia Folk Festival, 2 consecutive years at the Ottawa Bluesfest in Ottawa, Ontario, and a Moonshine benefit at Laguna Beach, California with Jack Johnson and G. Love & Special Sauce.
His first studio album To Let was released in 2002. It was self produced along with Chris Thompson, who also recorded and mixed it. Solace was released in Australia on March 28, 2004 and debuted in the top twenty in the Australian album charts. Solace is now available in the U.S.
Xavier Rudd latest album, Food in the Belly, was released on October 27, 2005. And features performances by Harry Manx, Dave Tolley from Canadian band Nine Mile, Beth Preston, and others. Food in the Belly was released in the US by the ANTI- label on January 31, 2007.
Xavier Rudd will be opening up some shows for Dave Matthews Band on their Summer 2007 tour.
* Weissenborn slide guitars
* 6 and 12 string Acoustic/ Electric Guitars
* Yidakis (Didgeridoos)
* Stomp Box
* Aztec Drum
* Slit Drum
* Aztec Organette
* Slide Banjo
* Ankle Bells
* Bass Guitar
To Let - (July, 2002)
Solace - (March 29, 2004)
Food in the Belly - (October 24, 2005)
White Moth - (June 4, 2007)
* Live in Canada - (2001)
* Live At The Grid - (2003)
* Good Spirit - (April 11, 2005)