South Australian singer-songwriter, John Schumann, is best known, perhaps, for his leadership of the legendary folk-rock band Redgum, and his Vietnam veterans’ anthem, “I Was Only 19”. Having received almost every award the industry has to offer – some twice over - he holds a distinguished place in the Australian music industry. A recording artist with ABC/Universal and a highly regarded writer with Universal Music Publishing Pty Ltd, John is still active in the music industry with his new band John Schumann &The Vagabond Crew.
Among his many accolades, John Schumann is the recipient of the Order of Australia Medal and a Distinguished Alumnus Award from the Flinders University. His lyrics are on reading lists in schools, colleges and universities throughout Australia.
John Schumann still lives in Adelaide. He has upset almost everyone in a position of importance both there and interstate. He claims not to care.