Archie Roach transfixed crowds at Warrnambool's Lighthouse Theatre over the weekend, in a performance that marked one of his last as he takes his final concert tour.
The Gunditjmara and Bundjalung singer-songwriter, based in Killarney, performed to a packed theatre on Saturday night.
Not many have lived as many lives as Archie Roach - stolen child, seeker, teenage alcoholic, lover, father, musical and lyrical genius, and leader - but it took him almost a lifetime to find out who he really was.
Tell Me Why, the title of his new memoir, album and final regional Victorian tour, is a stunning account of resilience and the strength of spirit - and of a great love story.
The audiobook of the memoir took home the prize for Audiobook of the Year at the Australian Book Industry Awards on Thursday.
Roach's story is an extraordinary odyssey through love and heartbreak, family and community, survival and renewal - and the healing power of music.
The companion album to this story is considered Roach's 18 song 'magnum opus'.
The album re-imagines songs which have defined his extraordinary career, together with songs previously written but never recorded, songs from early influences and brand new recordings.
Overcoming enormous odds to find his story and his people, Roach voices the joy, pain and hope he found on his path through song to become the legendary singer-songwriter and storyteller that he is today - beloved by fans worldwide.
He will return to the Lighthouse Theatre stage on May 14.
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