Joel Cummins is feeling inspired after returning from the Australian Country Music Academy.
Joel described the Academy as an amazing experience.
“It was two months worth of work, crammed into two weeks,” he said.
Joel was only one of five students in the instrumental course, 24 students were selected in the singer-songwriter course.
At just 8 years of age, Joel picked up the guitar for the first time after listening to his dad playing AC/DC on the stereo.
“I used to jam to that with a little plastic toy guitar,” he said. “I just had a passion for it, since I was young.”
The 17-year-old has already experienced ‘rock-star’ changes with his original band Free Fried Chicken announcing an indefinite break at the end of 2017.
With band member Jake Fahy moving on, Joel and Jesse Grover joined forces and create Wicked Whiskey.
“We’ve just started writing music together,” Joel said.
The duo has also already performed at the Mid-Western Regional Council event ‘Live and Local on Church Street’ in February and are now gearing up for Autumn Fest at Mayfield this weekend.
Wicked Whiskey has been named as a headline act alongside Josh Maynard from Cowra.
Tickets are available for Autumn Fest at: eventbrite.com.au/e/autumnfest-mayfield-2018-tickets-39681534538.