Pics of the Lonesome Train at the Royal Hotel, Norton Street, Leichhardt.
CMAA Country Music Awards of Australia, - 22nd January 2011 - Information Centre - 02 6755 4300
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.
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
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!
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.
Cheers Helen Shields
Friday 28th December 2007 Wrest Point Casino
410 Sandy Bay Rd, Sandy Bay TAS 7005
Tickets: tba Ph: (03) 6221 1700
Woodford, QLD 4514 Tickets: Adult Day Tickets from $79
Ph: (07) 5496 1066
Friday 4th January 2008 Seagulls Club
Gollan Rd, Tweed Heads West NSW 2485
Tickets: $40 Ph: (07) 5536 0833
Coffs Harbour Catholic Recreation & Sporting Club
61A West High Street, Coffs Harbour NSW 2450
Tickets: $40 Ph: (02) 6652 1477
Club Forster Strand Street, Forster NSW 2428
Tickets: $40 Ph: (02) 6591 6591
Shellharbour Workers Club
Cnr Wattle & Shellharbour Rds, Shellharbour NSW 2529
Tickets: $40 Members $42 Non-Members Ph: (02) 4296 7155
Hellenic Club Matilda Street, Woden ACT 2606
Tickets: $40 Ph: (02) 6281 0899
Commercial Club 618 Dean St ALBURY NSW 2640
Tickets: $40 Ph: (02) 6021 1133
Cnr of Maroondah Hwy & Hill Rd, Coldstream VIC 3770
Tickets: $55 + Booking Fee Ph: (03) 5962 2119
Davistown RSL Club
19 Murna Road, Davistown NSW 2251
Tickets: $40 Ph: 02 4363 0199
North Sydney Leagues Club 12 Abbott St Cammeray NSW 2062
Tickets: $40 Ph: (02) 9466 8888
Castle Hill RSL Club
77 Castle Street, Castle Hill NSW 2154
Tickets: $40 Ph: (02) 8858 4800
Revesby Workers Club
2B Brett Street, Revesby, NSW 2212
Tickets: $40 Ph: (02) 9772 2100
West Tamworth Leagues Club - Blazes Showroom
Phillip Street, West Tamworth NSW 2340
Tickets: $40 Ph: (02) 6765 7588
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: firstname.lastname@example.org Ph 0411 592 378
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/
29 November – Lizotte’s Restaurant, Kincumber NSW
30 November – South Sydney Juniors RLF Club, NSW
Regards David Hibbert.
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
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 .
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.
...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: email@example.com
Band and venue bookings: firstname.lastname@example.org
Click here Graham Greene from the West (Perth WA) joins guitar heroes from the East
JOIN US FOR THE LAUNCH OF OUR FIRST CD!!!
Halekulani Bowling Club 8.30pm support Sharnee Fenwick
For Sale MARTIN D35 1984 model
VG condition Click here for more info
It's called "BROKEN HEARTS LIKE RECORDS"
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
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winning a MO award and much more...check out
PO Box 7341
BONDI BEACH NSW 2026
Phone: 02 9365-3357
Mobile: 0412 414-750
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
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 www.nickigillis.com.au
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
thanks very much for your help
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,
Rick Gough 0407762676
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
Tommy Tucker from Ringbark (Blue Mountains) is looking for a fiddle player to
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.
Pictures from Nev's Birthday Party at the Erko Bowlo.....
Photos - 'The 2003 HANK WILLIAMS Birthday Bash'
"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
Billboard Top 20 TWICE EVERY DAY!
Chicka was 85 on the 28th Feb: 2006
The Mean Fiddler has a new "venue" for country music every Sunday from 12-4.
Just a quick e-mail to help out a mate, if you click
on this link http://www.users.bigpond.com/tomkinsguitars/stolen.html
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
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
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