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On the eve of Meredith Music Festival – where he’s playing with his band, Shellac – revered sound engineer and musician Steve Albini reflects on his storied career, his cultural and musical influences, recording and independent music, in conversation with broadcaster and music programmer Woody McDonald.

Woody McDonald and Steve Albini at the Wheeler Centre

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Portrait of Steve Albini

Steve Albini

Steve Albini is a recording engineer and member of the rock band Shellac of North America. He has worked on several thousand records, for well-known bands (Pixies, Nirvana, Breeders, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant) and working bands for whom music means everything. He lives in Chicago, where he owns Electrical Audio, a recording studio that opened in 1997. He is deadly serious about everything. He is married, likes to cook and has three cats and a bicycle.


Portrait of Woody McDonald

Woody McDonald

Woody McDonald is a Melbourne based music curator, booker & DJ. Currently music director at Meredith & Golden Plains festivals, his background has included numerous music orientated projects including over 13 years as a 3RRR announcer. 




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