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"Helen" (yours truly)

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I suppose you are wondering who is this Helen? Should I listen to her and does she know where to go and what to do? So I thought I would tell you a little about myself.

My dad was a very talented country singer and guitar player and I was raised on the music of Hank Williams and Tex Morton.  Unfortunately I did not have the ability to sing for my supper. I became a dancer and did dance on our local television station in a group called the "Jet Set" for some time, but my passion has always been country music.

Twenty Nine years ago I went to Tamworth for the first time. I was hooked right from the start. The bands that were the rage then were "Hired Hands" and "Grand Junction". They were exciting times and I cannot believe all the great times I have had since. There was a band called "Gold Rush" and in that band were two brothers called Tommy and Phil Emmanual, I think we all know how good these guys are.

In June 1998 I went to America for their country music Fan Fair held in Nashville Tennessee. I saw many of my heroes and the award winning stars including: Alan Jackson, Faith Hill, Tim Mcgraw, Dolly, Rickie Scaggs, Vince Gill, Loretta Lynne and many others. It was a fantastic show held over 5 exciting days but Tamworth is by far the best. The Australian Festival has character and is more exciting. The Fan Fair then was just one large venue, a fairground with a grandstand located up the back. I am one of those people who like to be close to the stage and in Nashville, at that time of the year, the Temperature was around 35 C or more.

As I have been visiting the Tamworth Festival for 28 years and stayed the entire 10 or 11 days, I feel with this experience under my belt I can help to make your Festival  the greatest holiday you can possibly have. In the mean time look out for gigs, photos and things for this year, on this web page www.tamworthragepage.com and any comments or suggestions are welcome by email: ( ragepage@bigpond.com ).

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