Flights, accommodation and wheels booked for the next Country Music Festival in Tamworth. My Gigs are being sorted and here is a quick run down of what to expect.
Further details will be added here as they come to hand
Sunday morning, January 19 Kicking off my festival journey with a walk-up to the Coca Cola Stage in the Town Hall, closely followed by a set at Story Tellers at The Sider Diner. In the afternoon you will find me, once again, part of the awesome ‘Dolly For Dolly’ benefit concert at The Moonshiner’s Bar.
Monday night, 20th Hands Across the Water dinner and show at The Square Man Inn, will showcase NZ and Oz artists presented by Key2 Artist Promotions. Check the poster below for the lineup.
Wednesday morning, 22nd A bunch of us will be at The Big Golden Guitar presenting From Here and Across The Ditch. In the afternoon, you will find me amongst the fun on The Family Zone Stage in Kable Avenue.
Thursday afternoon, 23rd The Tamworth Songwriters Association will present ‘Songwriters on Show’ at The City Bowling Club Auditorium.
Friday, 24th The Post Office Hotel in Fitzroy St will be the scene of various artists showcasing their goods to the thronging crowd. The early birds will catch me there in the morning.
Saturday lunch time, 25th There will just be time for me to do a spot with Lou Bradley and Phil Chaffer at The Hogs Breath Cafe, before I run for my flight home.
I landed home safe and well after travelling to the 2019 Tamworth Country Music Festival. My first foray into the biggest country music festival in Australia was hot, busy, a little overwhelming and did I mention HOT!? I had several shows over the week and it was with great pleasure I was given a surprise guest spot at The Peel Inn, Nundle. Jeremy Edwards and his band Dust Radio were performing and he invited myself and some others to sing for the crowd.
The ‘Dolly For Dolly’ fundraiser was a resounding success and I was also able to present an original song. The event was organised by the delightful Larissa Uebergang because of her profound social conscience. She invited me to part of it because she and I spent time writing a song together in 2017 with Emma Dykes.
I took part in the Walk Up Country Battle on the Coca Cola Stage in the town hall, with its fab acoustics. This being a long running tradition of the Tamworth Country Music Festival.
Along with other songwriters I performed in three sessions with the Tamworth Songwriters Association. I managed a bonus performance at the TSA Open Mic as well.
Emily A Smith and I had a super time presenting a set on the RAB Stage in Peel Street, because it is such a prize venue. We also had a blast at the Post Office Hotel and The Imperial Brewhouse.
My final gig was with DAG songwriters at Live On The Deck and Showcase at The DAG Sheep Station. Headlined by Shane Nicholson, Kevin Bennett and Jeremy Edwards. Myself and other DAG Retreat participants were more than pleased to share the stage with these awesome names. Many thanks to John Krsulja for the invitation.