John Schumann is one of the very few songwriters who has changed the way a nation thinks. He holds a distinguished place in the Australian music industry. Best known, perhaps, for his leadership of the legendary folk-rock band Redgum and “I was only 19”, Dont miss his performance and songwriting workshop.
John Schumann first came to national attention in 1980 as Redgum’s lead singer-songwriter. In the ensuing years John Schumann recorded nine albums and, with Redgum, toured the UK, Europe and Ireland where his songs are still played. In 27 years in Australian music, as a member of Redgum and as a solo artist, John Schumann has received almost every award the industry has to offer some twice over