Andy Penkow’s music has taken him across the world and back. His travels are what inspires him—whether it be urban or rural, it’s always the stories that stay with him. The 2023 Golden Guitar Award nominee’s new single, Aussie Rain is a love letter to the Aussie country towns that have embraced him over the years. It’s evident Andy’s music heart well and truly lies in the small country towns across Australia.
“As a full time musician, I get the amazing opportunity to travel across Australia and visit some pretty neat places,” says Andy. “I first visited a small town in outback New South Wales called Coonabarabran a few years back and I felt an instant connection. There was something so special and unique about it. The people, the land, the history, the nighttime stars, it really moved me. Aussie Rain is a love letter to the town, to thank them for being part of my journey as an artist, singer and songwriter.” Aussie Rain, highlights the town’s rich history and culture.
Regarded one of the hardest working artists in the industry, Andy has no desire to slow down just yet. Over the past few years, he has established himself as modern-day troubadour of Australian songs, stories that need to be heard. Aussie Rain was co-written with accomplished songwriter, Rip-Van Parks, and produced by the acclaimed Michael Moko.