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Central Coast Country Music
Click here for Hunter & Suzy Owens Artist's Report
Ray Baldwin's Honky Tonk Highway
Click here Ken Date's Website
Kerri's Gig Guide http://www.gigscene.com.au/gig-guides/
Pics of the Lonesome Train at the Royal Hotel, Norton Street, Leichhardt.
Click here for Chicka's Tribute Page
2011 Tamworth Country Music Festival
Friday January 14th to Sunday 23rd January
The Festival Countdown will run from Friday, January 7th
CMAA Country Music Awards of Australia, - 22nd January 2011 - Information Centre - 02 6755 4300
Tickets on sale Now!!!!
The sad passing of Ray Baldwin
Hello All,
It's with sadness that I must yet again announce the loss of one of our music family. Ray Baldwin a music fan, supporter and dancer, passed away at 1pm. Ray lost his battle with cancer. I'll forward information on the funeral when it comes to hand. Ray will be missed by all and our thoughts are with his family. So next time you go to see a band have a drink for Ray
and think of him tripping the light fantastic up yonder!!

I have just received a message about Mark Kirks funeral. It's this Friday at 11am at St.Monicas church, 1 Bourke St. Richmond. Followed by a wake at Royal Exchange Hotel 203 George St Windsor at 1pm.
Regards David Hibbert.

Dear Friends,
As some of you already know, Ray Baldwin departed this world at approximately 1pm today after a long battle with cancer.
Ray was at peace with this; he embraced his path with grace and dignity in a manner you don't often see. He was an inspiration, in good spirits until the end, treasuring his remaining months, weeks, days and hours, surrounded by those who loved him.

Ray was a wonderful friend and supporter of the country music scene. Not only did he appreciate and encourage songwriters but he was a very talented writer himself, penning a precious little Honkytonkin' newsletter which was both fascinating and informative.
I can remember gigs on cold rainy nights when the room was practically empty but you could generally count on Ray to be there. For those performing original music Ray was a comrade in arms, encouraging us in our endeavours and sharing in the birth of each new song.
Ray was a very special man. He was a highly evolved individual who lived a good life and died a good death. He touched many people along the way with his gentleness, his wisdom, his sense of humour, his grace and dignity. He loved and was loved.
We send our love to his family and his extended family, to all those who loved Ray Baldwin.
We will treasure all the precious memories of times spent with this wonderful man.
We will miss him more than words can express.
Love always and forever,
Suzy & Hunter
The sad passing of Mark Kirk
Dear All,
It is with immense sadness that we inform you of the death of Mark Kirk.
Some of you may be aware that Mark had already survived a heart attack. Unfortunately he suffered another one at home last night and couldn't be revived. We are all shocked and saddened by this terrible news and we send our love out to Kath, Mark's family and the Tall Timbre brotherhood.
Mark was a great guy, kind, gentle, funny, a wonderful friend and fellow musician. We have so many wonderful memories of him going back many, many years: partying, jamming, sharing the stage and the music, watching him play (usually with eyes closed as he "entered the zone") and just hanging out. It's very hard to believe that he has gone. He will always be remembered and our memories of all our times together treasured forever.
I would like to share one recent memory and I'm sure you'll all have many of your own. Only a couple of weeks ago we met up with Mark at a Red Volkert gig. Our 20 year old son came with us. I reintroduced him to Mark and drifted off, leaving him in safe company chatting with the big boy. Every now and then I'd glance across the room, only to see them laughing and chatting like two old friends (or two big kids). Mark Kirk was like that! He was comfortable chatting with anyone, easy to talk to, never boring, warm and kind, with a great sense of humour and a huge love of music. He was one of the good guys.
Brother, we'll miss you!
Suzy O.
Mark Kirks funeral. It's this Friday at 11am at St.Monicas church, 1 Bourke St. Richmond. Followed by a wake at Royal Exchange Hotel 203 George St Windsor at 1pm.
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Plus More Sydney news
Please check each individual venue for confirmation
Photos The Fifties fair was held Sunday, 26th August 2007.
Tall Timbre have recently completed their second CD "After The Grind" due for release October 17th 2007
Sunday 28th October at "Rob Luckey and The Lucky Bastards" gig at The Cooks River Motor Boat Club,there will be a fundraiser/benefit for Ray Baldwin as he is presently suffering health problems .Ray is a marvellous supporter of the Sydney live music scene so we will do all we can to help on the day to raise some funds for teatment and general living expenses. Local musos will be jamming with Rob et al and there will a raffle on the day with prizes such as CDs from our favourire bands. Hope everyone can come along and support on the day.
Cheers Helen Shields
Tommy Emmanuel 2007/2008 Tour
Friday 28th December 2007 Wrest Point Casino
410 Sandy Bay Rd, Sandy Bay TAS 7005
Tickets: tba Ph: (03) 6221 1700
Web: http://www.wrestpoint.com.au/component/option,com_frontpage/Itemid,1/ 
Tuesday 1st January 2008 Woodford Folk Festival
Woodford, QLD 4514 Tickets: Adult Day Tickets from $79
Ph: (07) 5496 1066
Web: http://www.woodfordfolkfestival.com/ 
Friday 4th January 2008 Seagulls Club
Gollan Rd, Tweed Heads West NSW 2485
Tickets: $40 Ph: (07) 5536 0833
Web: http://www.seagullsclub.com.au/default.aspx?id=71 
Saturday 5th January 2008
Coffs Harbour Catholic Recreation & Sporting Club
61A West High Street, Coffs Harbour NSW 2450
Tickets: $40 Ph: (02) 6652 1477
Web: http://coffsharbourcatholicclub.com.au/index.php?option=com_frontpage&Itemid=1 
Sunday 6th January 2008
Club Forster Strand Street, Forster NSW 2428
Tickets: $40 Ph: (02) 6591 6591
Web: http://www.ftmsc.com.au/entertainment.htm 
Thursday 10th January 2008
Shellharbour Workers Club
Cnr Wattle & Shellharbour Rds, Shellharbour NSW 2529
Tickets: $40 Members $42 Non-Members Ph: (02) 4296 7155
Web: https://www.shellys.com.au/ 
Friday 11th January 2008
Hellenic Club Matilda Street, Woden ACT 2606
Tickets: $40 Ph: (02) 6281 0899
Web: http://www.hellenicclub.com.au/entertain.htm 
Saturday 12th January 2008
Commercial Club 618 Dean St ALBURY NSW 2640
Tickets: $40 Ph: (02) 6021 1133
Web: http://www.commclubalbury.com.au/ 
Sunday 13th January
Rochford Wines
Cnr of Maroondah Hwy & Hill Rd, Coldstream VIC 3770
Tickets: $55 + Booking Fee Ph: (03) 5962 2119
Web: http://www.rochfordwines.com/default.html 
Wednesday 16th January 2008
Davistown RSL Club
19 Murna Road, Davistown NSW 2251
Tickets: $40 Ph: 02 4363 0199
Web: http://www.davistownrsl.com.au/site/index.cfm?display=36284 
Thursday 17th January 2008
North Sydney Leagues Club 12 Abbott St Cammeray NSW 2062
Tickets: $40 Ph: (02) 9466 8888
Web: http://www.norths.com.au/default.aspx?id=1 
Friday 18th January 2008
Castle Hill RSL Club
77 Castle Street, Castle Hill NSW 2154
Tickets: $40 Ph: (02) 8858 4800
Web: http://www.castlehillrsl.com.au/index.php?p=1 
Saturday 19th January 2008
Revesby Workers Club
2B Brett Street, Revesby, NSW 2212
Tickets: $40 Ph: (02) 9772 2100
Web: http://www.revesbyworkersclub.com.au/index.php?src= 
Sunday 20th January 2008
West Tamworth Leagues Club - Blazes Showroom
Phillip Street, West Tamworth NSW 2340
Tickets: $40 Ph: (02) 6765 7588
Web: http://www.wtlc.com.au/index.cfm 
Missy Higgins "For One Night Only Tour"
Friday 26th OCTOBER - Legs Eleven - The Domain, Sydney, NSW
www.legseleven.com.au  http://www.legseleven.com.au/ 
SAT 1ST DECEMBER Sydney Entertainment Centre *Intimate Theatre Mode, SYDNEY, NSW from usual Ticketmaster outlets Ph: 136 100 or www.ticketmaster.com.au
SAT 8TH DECEMBER Homebake Festival, The Domain, Sydney City, NSW - SOLD OUT
www.homebake.com.au  http://www.homebake.com.au/
The Petersham Inn brings music back to the hotel in Semi-Acoustic mode
The Petersham Inn now fully restored to its art deco glory re-opened a few months ago. In keeping with its heritage (once housing the Pismo Bar and Max’s) the Petersham Inn is now bringing music back to the hotel with semi-acoustic acts appearing every Friday from Friday 22 June between 8.30pm and 11.30pm – Free Entry.

Kicking off proceedings in the front bar on Friday 22nd of June will be hillbilly, country, soul performer Den Hanrahan. Den transforms standard beer joint country rock into something way above par - and its damn good fun! Front bar larrikin, singer, songwriter, storyteller, guitar, banjo, harp player and stomp-box stomper Den Hanrahan is part honky tonk, part spinifex and all highway! http://www.myspace.com/denhanrahan

The Petersham Inn is at 386 Parramatta Rd, Petersham
For further information please contact Barfly Promotions email: klubbarfly@hotmail.com  Ph 0411 592 378
Hunter & Suzy
PPS Link to enticing Gladstone Hotel gig photos from this year: http://www.gladstonehotel.com.au/12th-may-07/index.html
PPPS Also FYI: http://hunterandsuzy.blogspot.com/
Brian Cadd & Russell Morris
5 October – Canterbury-Hurlstone Park RSL, NSW
29 November – Lizotte’s Restaurant, Kincumber NSW
30 November – South Sydney Juniors RLF Club, NSW
Brian Cadd
10 November – Smithfield RSL Club, NSW
The Prickles have decided to call it a day!!!
Unfortunately I have the sad job of letting you know The Prickles have decided to call it a day!!! After nearly 18 years together. So The Murray Hillbillies will be playing on 2nd of September gig. I like to wish the guys in The Prickles all the best for the future!! Hope to see you at the club on Sunday!!! Cheers.
Regards David Hibbert.
The Detonators
The Detonators are releasing their long anticipated new Cd ''TOP NIGHT OUT" at The Annandale Hotel Sunday 26th August 2007.
Top night out will be launched in Sydney before Melbourne as a pay back and appreciation for all the excellent response and support we have had over the last ten years. Thanks Sydney all the support means a lot to us.
Come down and get a copy hot out of our van and hear two sets of Detonators roots rock n roll. Support will be Big Daddy Roy Payne.Action starts about 8pm.See you all there
Sat 08 Dec 2007, The Domain NSW - SYDNEY
Homebake Ticketek Internet Pre-sale
Starts Wednesday 15 August, noon
Ends Friday 17 August, 5pm*
Homebake 07 starring: a very special and welcome return performance by Divinyls, Missy Higgins, Cut Copy, Gotye, Sara Blasko, Josh Pyke, Midnight Juggernauts, Paul Kelly, The Beautiful Girls, Angus and Julia Stone, Paul Dempsey (Something For Kate), The Bumblebeez, Pnau, Operator Please, Behind Crimson Eyes, Muscles, Ed Kuepper and The Kowalski Collective, Soft Tigers, Mammal, Red Eye Society (NZ) plus many more still to be announced.

Homebake 2007 will feature four stages, Homebake Cinema Tent, International Food Fair, Market Stalls, Roving Performers, Artist Signing Tent (all proceeds to Mission Australia
www.missionaustralia.com ), Rides, Youth and Community Information and Awarness Stalls and more!
For more details, visit
www.homebake.com.au .
Photos "The Lost Dogs" Avoca - Thursday 21st June 2007
The Topp Twins
3rd November  - Comedy 4 Cancer UNSW Randwick Sydney NSW
7th November - Comedy 4 Cancer UNSW Randwick Sydney NSW
8th November Rooty Hill RSL Sydney NSW
October 1-9 (Extended) in the heart of Music and Arts Culture Balmain-Rozelle in Sydney.
Guitar Heroes:Guitar Fest comprises hot National and International acts at Sydney's Live Music icon,The Bridge Hotel and associate venues. There is also the All Genre Guitar Busking Competition and the two day Music Lifestyle Expo at Balmain Town Hall for those into guitar and sound.
Guitar Heroes:Guitar Fest 2007 happens from Friday 5th to Sunday 7th October. This is a week after the NRL and AFL Grand Finals in Sydney
...and it will give punters and music industry a refreshing opportunity
to switch cultures. They will revel in an avalanche of great guitar playing – in an exciting variety of styles – at many venues across the Balmain Peninsular! Australia's best profiled players will be strutting their stuff, and it will be
a rare opportunity for them to be heard and compared in the concentrated format of the program.

Starting with a bang on the Friday night at the Bridge Hotel, the event will commence with a star studded version of Steve Flack’s Guitar Heroes show. The lineup is currently being confirmed, but includes such performers as Dennis Wilson (Kahvas Jute) backed by Steve’s band that consists of Mick O’Shea (Judge Mercy, Pete Wells Band), and Drum Media’s inimitable Michael Smith!

The Guitar Heroes;Guitar Fest will include Australia's Best Guitar Player Competition at The Bridge Hotel on the Sunday afternoon, 7th October. The contest is supported by Australian Guitar Magazine, and will open up industry doors for the winner. At this event, the Special Guest will be the Guitar Shaman of OZ, otherwise known as the fastest fingers in the west, West Australia's own Guitar Hero Graham Greene.

For those with the necessary skills, there will be the All Genre Guitar Busking Competition taking place in the Balmain CBD across the weekend. Big prizes, including guitar packs and cash, go to the ultimate winner and placegetters, whose selection will be influenced by the participation of the crowd!

If that is not enough, there is the Music Lifestyle Expo over two big days at Balmain Town Hall, featuring entertainment, trade exhibits, clinics and workshops. Music Lifestyle Expo will climax each day with showcases featuring endorsed players of high repute.

So, for those who love rock, country, blues, metal, jazz, classical, funk or anything else that can be expressed on an axe, Guitar Heroes:Guitar Fest 2007 is the time to step up and sample Australia's hottest National and International Guitarists.
Further details:
Band and venue bookings:
Click here Graham Greene from the West (Perth WA) joins guitar heroes from the East
Missy Higgins
Nov Fri 30     - Newcastle Entertainment Centre - Tickets on sale Tuesday 14th August
Dec Sat 1 Missy Higgins - Sydney Entertainment Centre - Tickets on sale Tuesday 14th August
Dec Sun 9 Missy Higgins - Win Entertainment Centre Wollongong - Tickets on sale Tuesday 14th August
songsmith management  Click here
Buddy Williams Story
They are doing a production on the Buddy Williams story and would love to hear and receive any films photo's or memorabilia from people who worked or knew him or maybe just fans of this wonderful Australian country music pioneer?   email Attitude Productions @  graham.archer@bigpond.com
Craig & The Shack Shakers
Gig Guide as at 12/8/2007
Join us for the release of Craig & the Shack Shakers first album.
Featuring 3 original songs including the ever popular Hot Rod Boy
and introducing What's so good about Mexico and Peel Out.
Sun 11th. Cooks River Motor Boat club 4.30 –7.30 mixed
Thurs. 22nd. Parramatta RSL Club 7 – 11 R & R
Sat. 24th. Ashfield RSL Club 8 – 12 R & R
Sun 9th. Cooks River Motor Boat club 4.30 –7.30 mixed
If you would like to receive an email update of where the band is playing, email Craig
craigb@exemail.com.au  with name and email address
For contact look up
or ring Craig on 0427 921 875
Regards David Hibbert.
" Shaking Up The Mystery " is the latest CD release from Sydney based, Singer/ Songwriter/ Musician, Shane Flew.
Over the last 20 years Shane has performed and recorded with many well known names in the Australian music industry ( QED, THE FLOOD, ALEX SMITH, TROY CASSAR-DALEY, NORMIE ROWE, GRAEME CONNERS, The rock musical HAIR ) to name a few.
This 11 song package, described as Adult Contemporary/Rock Americana is now available through Regal Records distributed Australia wide through MGM.
Produced and engineered by legendary guitarist Rex Goh, with assistance from Matt Fell and MichaelCarpenter, this album is a collection original songs with intelligent lyrics and strong melody’s that flow smoothly through all the genres of contemporary music.
Shane's voice, guitar, drum and percussion work is wonderfully supported by a list of Australia’s best session players and singers.
This CD is an excellent follow up to his critically acclaimed debut, " 7,000 Miles " released independently in 2002.
Click here for more info
    Lonnie Lee
    Nov 10th Sat - Bankstown Sports Club
    Research on the Bee Gees
    Mark is doing a research on the Bee Gees Australian years in the mid 60's and is trying to track down a singer named Ellie Rae or maybe Michelle Rae.  Please email Mark.Crohan@dhs.vic.gov.au if you have any info.
  • Click here photos Vanguard 'Ring Around The Moon' Album launch

    Click here Leonie's Photos Les Scott Memorial Jam
    Click here Photos Les Scott Memorial Jam
    Click here Brian Robson's Photos Les Scott Memorial Jam
    Leslie Avril is trying to locate any camera/phone footage of Les Scott & her singing together - both stills & audio.
    Dale Hooper Support Sharnee Fenwick
    3rd November - Dale Hooper Tribute to Johnny Cash,
    Halekulani Bowling Club 8.30pm support Sharnee Fenwick

    For Sale MARTIN D35 1984 model
    VG condition  Click here for more info
    Click here Leonie's Photos Les Scott Memorial Jam
    Click here Photos 2 Les Scott Memorial Jam
    Click here Photos 1 Les Scott Memorial Jam
    Click here for Tribute Page
    Sam Hawksley
    The big news is I've finished a new album
    Recorded at Love Hz studios late last year . It features 11 new songs and Matt Fell Glenn Wilson and myself had a blast making it
    Other guests include Wendy Matthews ,Mitch Grainger, Chris E Thomas, Michael Carpenter, James Gillard
    At this point its only available on line via cdbaby.com
    http://cdbaby.com/cd/hawksley3  or through me via direct deposit or pay pal
    Alby Pool is Looking for a guitarist Vocalist to work with me in Duo , Trio , and band formats  , Must have a good knowledge of the country genre and be able to travel  to festivals etc . Interested people should contact me on my mobile 0427992178 or catch up at Tamworth
    Rob Luckey & The Lucky Bastards
    web : http://www.myspace.com/robluckey 
    email : honkytonk@robluckey.com 

    At Cooks River Motor Boat Club -
    Holbeach Ave, Tempe

    For band bookings call Dave on 0401 136 550
    Auditorium available for private functions-
    contact club on 9558 5522

    G'day All,
    Don't forget there won't be a band on this coming weekend. We'll be back on the 16th Sept with 50 million Beers!! They are a great band and it's their first time at the Club!! So come along and support them. Also that will be the last free supper put on by the club!! As there is a restaurant opening at the club this week!!
    The following week we are having a Virgo birthday bash with the Shack Shakers!!! So make sure your there if your a Virgo or if you know one drag them along to celebrate their birth month!!!!
    Also don't forget Andy Baylor's return on October 27th!! It'll be a huge night!! I haven't herd about pre-sale tickets on that one yet? But if they become available I'll let you know. We'll have more room this time, so it shouldn't be a problem.
    Regards David Hibbert.
    Andy Baylor and the Cajun Combo will be playing at the Cooks River Boat Club on Saturday October 27th 2007
    SUNDAY COUNTRY  (black)
    Canterbury Country
    Bob Howe
    releasing my first solo instrumental CD album "Go West",
    winning a MO award and much more...check out
    PO Box 7341 
    BONDI BEACH  NSW  2026
    Phone: 02 9365-3357
    Mobile: 0412 414-750
    .... Listen to "OUTPOST"
    you can also listen online - www.2ser.com) !!! Also, artists should send gig listings
    and news for the show to outpost@2ser.com (ATTN: Jane) * *
    Shows that now have or include Country Music in their
    programming on 2SER-FM include
    Outpost - Thursdays at 12pm til 1.30pm
    (alt-Country, Folk & Roots)( Jane)
    Crossroads - Fridays at 11pm til 1am
    Roots, Blues & Rockabilly)
    All Kinds Of Country - Saturdays 5am til 8am
    (Country Music Information Show)
    On The Banks Of The Ohio - Saturdays 1pm -2pm
    (Blues 'n'Bluegrass)
    Nicki Gillis
    Collaborating with Queensland producer Brendan Radford, the irresistible bluegrass tune (co-written with Radford) showcases Nicki’s remarkable voice.
    The new single celebrates & reflects the positive side of life - a simple, happy melody.
    Video Directed By Ross Wood
    (Troy Cassar-Daley/Melinda Schneider)
    OUT NOW - SINGLE 'On The Mountain' (contains 4 tracks)
    available via
    Report from Bryen Willems 2007
    Thanks for Playing Tracks from “Too Cold At Home”

    Swamp News!
    The incredible talents of NICKI GILLIS have been honoured over the weekend, with the announcement of her being named the 2007 COOPERS GOLDEN SADDLE AWARD winner.

    Nicki was up against two strong contenders – Aussie troubadour Lee Forster and new talent Markus Meier (Shock Records).

    The Coopers Golden Saddle Award has put the spotlight on Nicki and her latest single REMEMBER ME, as it rockets up the Top 30 Country Tracks airplay chart, currently sitting in the Top 20.

    Nicki’s career has gone from strength to strength – having entertained the troops in Iraq, named 2006 Blue Mountains Music Awards Outstanding Contribution to Blues/Jazz Music Award, releasing her acclaimed album LUCY’S DAUGHTER late 2006 under the guidance of producer Roger Corbett, and this year named Open Album and Independent Female Vocalist of the Year at the Horsham Country Music Awards.

    Her current album has been acknowledged with two hits taken from the album – LEAVIN’ YOU FOR MYSELF (co-written with Kevin Bennett) and the current single REMEMBER ME (co-written with Roger Corbett).

    Nicki’s golden voice goes hand in hand with her new title, having recently supported James Blundell at Eastside Café, Nicki will be performing at upcoming music festivals in Mildura and Broken Hill.

    Her new clip for REMEMBER ME will be hitting CMC in coming weeks.

    For an interview or a copy of the album, contact:
    Publicity – RUM Entertainment ph/fax 02 4285 1461 (m) 0439 730 460 rum@rumentertainment.com
    Management – Jed Zarb Management musopro@bigpond.net.au

    Nicki’s new single “Remember Me” has kicked up to no. 12 on Country Tracks Top 30
    http://www.nfspublicity.com.au/charts/ct30.html  and after 4 weeks is up to no. 12 in the ECMA Top 100 Radio Airplay Charts (Europe)
    Nicki’s first video from her new album, Leavin' You For Myself is on The Best of CMC DVD 2007 – you can see the full rundown of all the artists at www.countrymusicchannel.com.au .
    Redneck Recommenders No. 4 Jeremy Edwards “Wires” review is now posted on my blog at
    www.myspace.com/bryenwillemsmusic .

    Jeremy Edwards’ Album Launch is Tuesday 18 September at The Vanguard! Get along to that Show. For bookings go to: http://www.thevanguard.com.au/

    WAY OUT WEST…Next week we’ll be playing Thursday night in Cobar, Friday in Bourke and Saturday in Brewarrina…see gig guide below…Tall Timbre + Nicki Gillis + Bryen Willems

    This Week’s Gigs!
    Nicki Gillis – Sun 16 September at Cricketer’s Arms, Prospect from 12.30pm – 3.30pm

    Weekly Jam Nite! Every Monday Night at the Royal Exchange Hotel, George Street Windsor… Mark Kirk and Steve Shepherd (a.k.a Jethro and Leroy, cousins of Bo-Willie) run the night with the publican who’s a music nut! Bring your instrument and join in on a range of styles…country, blues and rock. 8pm Monday nights Contact Mark Kirk for further details on 0419 466 004.

    Coming Soon!
    Bryen Willems

    “Too Cold At Home” can be found at the following locations:
    To purchase directly online:
    Country Music Store: http://store.countrymusic.com.au/store/item.inetstore?id=2519&referrerid=wilb
    CDBABY.COM http://cdbaby.com/cd/bryenwillems
    St Mary’s Sound Centre http://smscountry.musictrolley.com/product_info.php?products_id=148
    Digital Download at http://www.apple.com/search/ipoditunes/?q=Bryen+Willems

    And at other major record stores throughout Australia and New Zealand. If they don’t have it they can order it in for you!
    For list of radio stations playing the new single and tracks from the album go to:
    Nicki Gillis

    Look out for Tall Timbre’s new album currently in production!
    Cooks River Motorboat Club Gigs
    The club has been very supportive of country music in the past and is now ramping up their support! Get along on a Sunday afternoon for a good time. Seafood raffle and free supper. Big dance floor! It’s a fantastic Sunday afternoon venue!
    I often get updates of friend’s (musos) gigs it would be impractical to put them all on. However…thanks to Helen…Sydney’s most comprehensive gig guide is a click away! Look on Tamworth Rage Page (Sydney) section for information about gigs in the area. Located at http://www.tamworthragepage.com/Sydney.htm
    Get lots of great music at…
    Yesterday & Today Records
    255A Church St
    Parramatta NSW 2150
    phone/fax: (02) 96333585
    email: steve@yesterdayandtoday.com.au
    Web site: www.yesterdayandtoday.com.au
    And…don’t forget…

    Country Radio Programs on 2RRR 88.5FM
    Fridays 5-7pm Eddie White – Cosmic Cowboy Cafe
    Saturdays 7-10am Ken Date - Sydney's Coolest Country DJ www.krdcountry.com
    Sundays 6-9am Graham Robinson - Sunday Morning Coming Down
    Sundays 9am-12pm Lindsay Mar – Chicken Hot Rod –best of old time & bluegrass

    YOU too can be a country music DJ! 2RRR 88.5 FM runs a radio training course that covers about an 8 week period. After completing the course you then are eligible to apply for your own program on the station. It’d be great to get some of you on air to be a part of some of the best country music programming you’ll hear anywhere. Check out the website at www.2rrr.org.au (click on “training courses) for further details.

    And in country radio news…(for those out west)
    Cool Country 2KA on your dial at…1476AM…playing 24 hour country music and keeping you up to date on all the gigs out in the western Sydney area.

    Also…Alt Country on 2SER…
    OUTPOST on 2SER 107.3 fm presented by Steve Broughton Thur 12- 1.30pm
    Also…Non-Alt Country on 2SER 107.3FM…
    Barbara Morisons’ show from 5-8am every Saturday morning. Hear Barbara wake up country artists for interviews after their late Friday night gig. You might actually catch them saying something they’re not supposed to say!

    Country Music Clubs
    Blacktown Country Music Club – Tuesdays 7pm The Lucky Australian Hotel, St Marys. Walk-ups welcome.
    Belrose Country Music Club – at Belrose Bowling Club the last Sunday of every month 2-6 pm.
    And for those of you in Melbourne…live Country Music every Friday Night!
    At Pascoe Vale RSL. Check it out! www.northwestfm.org/countrymusicguild

    Take care and hope to see you around – if you come to a gig, make sure you come up and say hi! We’d love to meet you.

    Barbara Morison Sydney Gig Guide and Report
    All Kinds Of Country" 

     (Sydney's first lady of Country Music - Barbara Morison) 

     Sat.'s 5-8am. Generally between 7.15am
    (approx.) we do Sydney's most informative Country
    Music Entertainment Guide.   Not only what's on that week-end but what
    to look out for in the week's ahead.   
     If it's information on Country Music tune into Sydney's most
    informative CM show on Saturday mornings on 107.3FM or

    For more info click here
    Handy websites:
    Grand Ol Opry Web site:
    www.wsmonline.com  2004 CM Calender: www.ccimage.com.au 
    Helen's Tamworth Rage page:
    CMAA Website: www.country.com.au 
    Tamworth Visitor Info. Centre:
    ABCRA Rodeos: www.abcra.com.au
    Cowboys In Cyberspace:
    Drew McAlister : www.drewmcalister.com 
    Special Event – Mittagong Country Music Stampede & Talent Quest
    Friday & Saturday September 7 & 8, 2007. – Mittagong RSL Club
    - With performances by Felicity Urquhart, Dianna Corcoran, Darren Coggan, Shane Flew,
    - Mark Lucas & The Dead Setters, And Cowpoke. A Country Vocal Talent Quest will be held on Saturday, September 8th as part of the weekend, with Senior, Junior & Juvenile sections and total prizes to the value of over $4000... Details and entry forms for the –
    - TALENT QUEST can be requested from organiser STEVE CHEERS at info@powerpointmusic.com.au . While STAMPEDE programmes and accommodation enquiries can be made to Mittagong RSL on 02 4872 6700 or info@mittagongrsl.com.au

    Special Event – Kempsey Country Music Festival www.freewebs.com/kempseycountrymusicfestival
    Major Upcoming Events for 2007
    Archie Roach
    Wed. 24th Oct. – Brass Monkey, Cronulla
    The Flood
    Sat 26th Oct – Brass Monkey, Cronulla
    The Topp Twins
    3rd November - Comedy 4 Cancer UNSW Randwick Sydney NSW
    7th November - Comedy 4 Cancer UNSW Randwick Sydney NSW
    8th November Rooty Hill RSL Sydney NSW
    John Williamson
    Fri 9th Nov. - Revesby Workers Club - 02 9772 2100 - On Sale Now
    Sat 10th Nov. - Cronulla Leagues Club - 02 9523 0222 - On Sale Now
    Sun 11th Nov. – Dee Why RSL Club @ 4pm -- 02 9454 4000 -- $33A $23 Child
    Fender Custom Shop Telecaster for Sale
    G'day everyone,
    Just thought I'd send this out amongst you all to
    try & sell this baby, so If you know of anyone who might be interested in
    this, just e-mail me
    joombi@dodo.com.au  mailto:joombi@dodo.com.au
    thanks very much for your help
     Rick Gough

    G'day everyone,
    The search is on for all the Tommy Emmanuel
    Telecasters out there, If you have one or know anybody who does, you can go
    here http://www.tommyemmanuel.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC _
    and let them know,
    thanks, Rick.
    Rick Gough 0407762676
    Simon Johnson producing quality recordings
    Just a quick note to let you all know about my recording studio.
    I have been recording some demos for a few different people lately and am looking at getting into some serious projects real soon. Living at Copacabana on the Central Coast I have direct access to all the great country musicians around here which is important to me in producing quality recordings. If anyone's keen on doing some projects with me I can be contacted on 0413 993 037.
    Marcus Holden Anounces New Fiddle Classes
    Southern Cross Fiddlers

    Is there more to violin playing than the classics. Want to learn how to jam
    along with other musicians. Want to be a able to play by ear, pick up a tune
    and play it? What about learning how to play tunes from all over the world?
    Well, this is for you!!!!

    The newly formed Southern Cross Fiddlers are looking for both youth and adult fiddlers for ongoing classes.
    ♪ Classes will be held every Wednesday evening at the Eastside Arts, Uniting Church, Oxford St, Paddington. Classes begin August 23, 2006.
    ♫ Cost - $475/term (term ends December 13/2006) and includes weekly group lessons and individual coaching classes.
    Experienced teachers and coaches provide quality instruction. So, come and discover fiddling! We focus on learning Celtic, folk, bluegrass, jazz and other violin techniques.
    For more information
    call 04 05 053 744 (Anita) or
    email: scfiddlers@unwired.com.au 
    Fiddle Player Wanted
    Tommy Tucker from Ringbark (Blue Mountains) is looking for a fiddle player to
    play in a four piece Bush Band in the Newcastle area. Please ring 02 49 817861
    Photos Port Stephens Festival 2006
    Central Coast Festival 2006 Photos
    Tamworth 2006 Country Music Festival Photos
    Photos The Murray Hillbillies - Bald Faced Stag
    Photos of Slim Dusty at Homebush 2001
    Photos of Anne Kirkpatrick at Homebush 2001
    Photos Jake Lardot Birthday Bash 2006
    Click here Photos Port Stephens Country Music Festival
    Dear Country and Rockabilly music enthusiasts.
    First, check out Helens pics of Andy Baylor's Cajun Combo and the support
    act Satellite V from the Bridge Hotel last Saturday 19th Aug 2006.
    Photos http://www.countryragepage.com/andybaylorsyd.htm
    Photos http://www.tamworthragepage.com/satelitv.htm
    Dear Country Music Enthusiasts,
    Pictures from Nev's Birthday Party at the Erko Bowlo.....
    Photos "Go West" at Bondi Junction Sat 14th July 2006 
    Here are two pages of pics from the Fifties Fair at the Rose Seidler House....
    Photos Kitty Adams -The Lansdowne August 2006
    Photos Toe Sucking Cowgirls last Gig 2006
    CD launch at the Bald Faced Stag 2006
    Photos Rob Luckey & the Lucky Bastards 2006
    Photos Kitty and the Alley Cats - Coopers Arms Hotel
    Photos Trucker Bob & Family's Benefit Night
    Photos Kitty and the Alleycats at the Botany View Hotel
    Photos Rob Lucky Balmain Bowling Club July
    Photos Hunter & Suzy Balmain Bowling Club March 2005
    Photos Kitty and the Alley Cats -Cooks River Motor Boat Club April05
    Photos 2RRR Fundraiser with Rob Luckey, Band and Guests
    Click here Photos Lonesome Highway's Hank William Birthday Bash
    Photos Lois's Birthday Bash - 3rd July 2004.
    Click here Photos - Finn MacCool at "The Mercantile Hotel" at The Rocks
    Click here Photos - The Baylor Brothers Album Launch
    Click here Photos Lonesome Highway Sessions
    Photos - Chasin' The Train, Brooke Harvey and Sam Hawksley
    Photos Andy Baylor Cajun Combo CD Launch
    Photos Kitty & The Alley Cats at Town and Country
    Photos Canterbury Country Hurlstone Park RSL April 2005
    Photos  Launch of the 2005 Telstra Country Tamworth Festival - in Sydney
    Photos - The 2003 Galston Country Music Festival
    Photos - 'The 2003 HANK WILLIAMS Birthday Bash'
    Photos Andy Baylor Cajun Combo CD Launch
    Hunter & Suzy Owens
    PS Blog for photos and nonsense: http://hunterandsuzy.blogspot.com /
    Good Morning Country
    "Good Morning Country" is a daily breakfast show specialising in country music and rural news. The show is broadcast via satellite around Australia on the Community Radio Network. Featuring artists and event interviews, country music news rural updates and breakfast banter, the program dedicates itself to country music from both Australia and overseas.
    To find out if Good Morning Country is broadcast in your area, contact your local community station or the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia at
    www.cbaa.org.au  .
    If you are an artist or organisation looking for national exposure through community radio, please contact the GMC team at PO Box 564 Alexandria NSW 1435.
    Lisa Lepore and Bill Beerens
    Best Country Songs And Upcoming Hits Online Always!
    Playlist: Weekly updates - every Sunday..
    Billboard Top 20 TWICE EVERY DAY!
    Take Country Back USA/Canada currently has
    segments of Oz Country music on their Internet Radio Station, so log on in
    and have a listen.
    http://www.live365.com/broadcast/scheduler/?stationname=tcback   Program
    schedule 12pm-2pm
    and 10pm-12am Eastern (US)
    This will give our locals some extra international exposure.


    "Fans of Chicka Billingham"
    From Leonie
    Chicka with Glenys Chicka with Leslie
    Chicka was 85 on the 28th Feb: 2006
    Pics from Fifties Fair held last August. 
    The Mean Fiddler
    The Mean Fiddler has a new "venue" for country music every Sunday from 12-4. 
    G'day Everyone,
                            Just a quick e-mail to help out a mate, if you click
    on this link
    You will see pictures of a Stolen guitar & mandolin, if you have any info at
    all, you can
    Phone Allan Tomkins on 0419 602 333 or 02 98083313 or e-mail Tomkins
     Rick Gough
    Cool Country 88.0/88.7 NEW ADDITIONS
    Finn MacCool at the "Mercantile Hotel" The Rocks
    Saturday Afternoons
    Sad unbelievable news Les Scott one of our wonderful dedicated musician has passed away.
    He will be sadly missed by everyone who met him.
    Click on Photos 1 for the final farewells to our very special, greatly respected, friend, musician & loved one
    The Friends of Les Scott
    have decided to make the last Sunday of every February an annual event in Honor of him. To be held as a fundraiser with the money raised going to a Les Scott Sponsorship for young aspiring players which we are currently in the process of establishing.

    Click here for Tribute Page
    Please check each individual venue for confirmation

    Print out and have the memories