River Valley Express - Clelia Adams

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Clelia Adams

River Valley Express

from the River Valley Dreaming album.

River Valley Express, the second single from CLELIA ADAMS’ River Valley Dreaming album, has once again a rural setting. This time, the Byron Shire’s neglected rusting railway tracks running beside her home. With co-writer and great mate RAY ESSERY, the legendary Mullumbimby bloke and born and bred local, they traced the original train route through the Northern Rivers to paint a picture of everyday life in the towns, as it was, and how it might be again, should the trains come back. Historically, River Valley Express is the first time the 110 year old rail corridor of the Northern Rivers has been documented in song, making Clelia and Ray very proud indeed. Clelia’s previous single Rainbird Yodel reached # 5 on the ECMA Charts in Europe and # 1 on the inaugural ECMA Australia/NZ Chart. The song was also a Finalist in the 2012 Victorian and National Country Music Awards, a Finalist in the 2011 NSW Gold Medallion Awards and Finalist in the 2012 TIARA Awards. Clelia was also inducted into the Axeman’s Wall of Fame in La Trobe, Tasmania in April this year.