The Bushwackers compete on The Voice

The Bushwackers compete on The Voice

The Voice coach Jessica Mauboy reunited with members of The Bushwackers last night when the famed folk group took to the stage as 2023 contestants.

Mauboy was a teenager when she appeared on stage at a Tamworth music festival without accompanying musicians two decades ago. It was The Bushwackers which provided musical support for her performance, which would win a talent quest.

“I can’t believe this is happening, it’s a full circle of my life,” she said.

The Bushwhackers, founded at La Trobe University in Melbourne in 1971, last night performed the iconic I Am Australian – a song that singer Dobe Newtown co-wrote with Bruce Woodley.

The duo turned four chairs before choosing Team Jess for a little reverse-mentoring.