Inspired by Jim Rush and Nigel Lever

by | 5 Jul, 2013 | 5 comments

Inspired CD Cover

InspiredInspired is a recording project from 2 of Australia’s best known Bluegrass musicians Jim Rush & Nigel Lever.

Jim and Nigel were inspired during a recent trip to the USA. On that trip in 2011 their mutual friend Tom White from North Carolina booked a studio, recruited a bass player and said “ok boys start recording”, and record they did.

The results of that session delivered the  first 6 tracks for the CD. Jeff Huffman who played bass for the project is also a stellar guitar player. You can heare his stunning contribution in the breaks to Lost Indian & Soldiers Joy.

With this inspiration the duo returned home to continue to add another 10 tracks to  on the project and enlisted a group of talented friends back in Sydney & Melbourne.

Artists appearing on Inspired include:

  • Tom White (US)
  • Jeff Huffman (US)
  • Hunter & Suzy Owens (Sydney)
  • Martin Louis (Sydney)
  • Jenny Shimmin (Sydney)
  • Gary Brown (Sydney)
  • Quentin Fraser (Dapto)
  • Duggie Wallace (Melbourne)
  • Pete Fidler (Melbourne)
  • Kat Mear (Melbourne)

The reviews have been surprisingly good to date:

I bought 2 I like it so much – Nigel’s Mum
Put my sows to sleep in 5 minutes flat – Pig Farmers Gazette
16 Tracks – Exceedingly good value for money – Jim Rush

This album is now available from our online shop.


  1. Bill Lawson

    Amazing! Two new Australian bluegrass recording released within two months (Mustered Courage “Powerlines” in May). Looking forward to getting the new one to use on “Bluegrass Unlimited” on Radio Adelaide 101.5FM and throughout Australia on the Community Radio Network.

  2. Laurie Grundy

    Congratulations Nigel and Jim ….Can’t wait to get the album!

  3. Lindsay Cullen

    I want it (based on the reviews), so how would one purchase this?

  4. Leonard Cohen

    Good news, Jimmy and Nigel. We are really looking forward to this.
    Leonard and the boys from Old South Bluegrass.