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Hi Folks

HAPPY NEW YEAR I hope 2009 is your best year yet!

•All roads lead to Tamworth in January. The College of Country Music is under way already and the festival begins on the 16th  January. In case you missed last months Tamworth News ..here’s a summary:

Tamworth's Golden Guitar
Down town Tamworth
Tamworth's Golden Guitar
Down Town Tamworth

• The BIG BUSH BREKKY SHOWS are again in the air-conditioned comfort of the auditorium at WESTS DIGGERS - right in the middle of town – every day at 8AM again featuring myself PLUS hilarious ventriloquist comedian DARREN CARR, Paddy Ryan, Melanie Dyer and all the BIG STARS Book at www.wtlc.com.au  or 02 6765 7588.

THE 2009 AUSTRALIAN BUSH LAUREATE AWARDS  Tamworth Town Hall at 2pm on Tuesday Jan 20th I’ll host the show and will be joined by Australia’s best Bush Poets and award finalists along with Beccy Cole, Dianna Corcoran, Amber Lawrence, Aleyce Simmonds, and Melanie Dyer www.visittamworth.com or 02 6767 5300.

• Go To BLAZES for the BEST  BUSH POETS’ BREAKFAST every morning of the festival from 7.30 AM at ‘Blazes’, West Tamworth League Club. Bookings www.wtlc.com.au or call 02 6765 7588.

** BIG NEWS –I have recorded an album of 32 humorous Aussie poems with my good mate Grant Luhrs! It’s being released at Tamworth on January 17th! More news soon about availability.

I will be very busy through to Easter … hope to see you at:

Boyup Brook Festival WA – Feb 11th  to 16th - for shows and Bush Poetry workshops along with Greg North and Melanie Dyer and more!

Port Fairy Music Festival Vic – March 6th to 9th – Brekky Shows – Banjo Paterson Tribute Concert and much more - along with Greg North and Melanie Dyer and Dennis O’Keefe.

CMCA Grey Nomad Gathering – Whyalla SA – March 31 to April 5

• Melrose Country Music Festival – Flinders Ranges SA - April 18th

Hope to see you somewhere along the track!


Check out Stone the Crows Festival - held at Wagga Wagga - Every Easter



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