Xavier Rudd Overview
Xavier Rudd is an Australian singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. He was born in 1978 and grew up in Torquay, Victoria. He attended St. Joseph's College, Geelong.
He has developed a strong reputation for playing live performances at musical festivals and concerts in Australia and in North America. His following is particularly strong in Australia and in Canada, where he has recorded several albums.
Many of Rudd's songs incorporate socially conscious themes, such as environmentalism and the rights of Aboriginal peoples Indigenous Australians . In addition to playing the didgeridoo in many of his songs, he has also included both Australian and Canadian Aboriginal vocals in some of his songs.
Rudd has become a fixture at music festivals worldwide including the Bonnaroo Music Festival, the High Sierra High Sierra Music Festival (2004 & 2007) and the Wakarusa Wakarusa Music and Camping Festival (2005), among others. He has also worked extensively in North America, and has performed on tour with The Beautiful Girls, Ani DiFranco, Jack Johnson Jack Johnson (musician) and G. Love & Special Sauce.
Xavier has two sons, Joaquin and Finojet. He says that carries his son's sock (Joaquin) with him on tour. Rudd has a management company named Thompson Management based in Vancouver.
Rudd is a vegetarian, and was awarded PETA People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals 's annual "World's ***iest Vegetarian Celebrity" award for 2007. He currently resides in Bells Beach, Victoria in a custom-built house that is entirely environmentally sustainable and self-sufficient.
*2002: To Let To Let (Xavier Rudd Album)
*2004: Solace Solace (Xavier Rudd album)
*2005: Food in the Belly
*2007: White Moth
*2008: Dark Shades of Blue
*2010: Koonyum Sun
* Live in Canada - Independent (2001)
* Live At The Grid - Independent (2003)
* Good Spirit - Independent (April 11, 2005)
* Live Bonnaroo 2005
* Live Bonnaroo 2007
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