That Stu Larsen called his album Vagabond makes sense from the moment it opens. It contains tales of travels taken on a whim, with no final destination decided and no itinerary to follow. It’s full of startlingly simple, compellingly pretty, storytelling songs packed with people the singer has encountered on different continents – some friends, some former lovers and some strangers he met along the way too.

Song titles include San Francisco, Ferry To Dublin and King Street, a reference to Stu’s occasional base in Sydney’s Newtown, where businessmen and beggars co-exist and you can learn about life simply by sitting in a café for a couple hours, watching the goings-on.

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