Interview with Johnny Huckle (ACT)
I first saw Johnny Huckle playing in Woden in the late 1980s or early 1990s. My girlfriend/fiancée at the time was working at ATSIC (née Department of Aboriginal Affairs), and more than the odd Friday afternoon would have us plonked at the Aboriginal Club or the Contented Soul watching Johnny belt out a blend of covers and originals.
His rendition of ‘Do The Hucklebuck’ was always a crowd-pleaser.
Fast forward twenty years or more, and I only manage to run into Johnny at festivals. As was the case earlier this year in Illawarra where we finally made some time to gather around the MP3 recorder and have a chat.
Hopefully you can decipher most of the conversation despite the cacophony of competing sound spillage.
Johnny Huckle performing Spiritman:
Johnny jamming with Canberra music and recording legend Trev Dunham: