Monto and Biloela highlights!
Wonderful to see familiar faces on the tour! people I haven't seen for (16 yrs) in the case of Biloela/Monto! Wow! when you think of it, it's a wonder they even remember me. Everyone was keen to get their own signed copy of (Solid Gold) so needlass to say I sold heaps of those. That was such a big boost to the dollars, as you know it can be expensive on the road. Travelled light though with just (Tom ) and I, people were asking (who's Tom) ? Well Tom is part of the Redland Bay Bluegrass Boyz! a great bunch of blokes headed by Allan McMonagle and they feature at Bony Mountain every year! so I guess I borrowed Tom! loved working with him on this trip, we have really clicked on stage & that is rare for me ,only other muso I felt this relaxed with was Gary Brown! and Gary was a very special mate! So we are hoping to do some more runs down through NSW/Vic/ and mybe Tassie? over the next few years! Norma signing albums! with John McGuigan at Biloela!
Burdekin & Sweet FM
We enjoyed the Burdekin ,spent weekend there, with interview with Merle from Sweet FM & husband JIm. Breaky at Coffee shop, Tom & I did a tour of all OP Shops from Coast right down thru Eidswold-Gin Gin- Bundy-we visited Vinnies, huge shop and found some treasures! I bought George a lovely new snuggly bed! and a weird green toy?
Merle & Jim showed us their amazing studio in Home Hill. An old courthouse beautiful old building. What a great job they do- live streaming etc! I've put a new Web Site together for Merle- go to www.sweetfmwithmerle.com
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Here we are at Breaky!
HOME AGAIN, HOME AGAIN!
Great to be home ,my little George was pretty excited! Phil missed me too I'm sure, we got home on Monday 23rd may. I'm sure Tom will be as tired as I am, although I think we had a wonderful tour overall. And especially considering how tough things are now, mostly in the cities I might add. We noticed some real issues in Bundy, Townsville, Rocky & Mackay so many houses for sale! And money is tight! So a special thank you to everyone who made the effort and came out to see me, I love you all for that! Jammo's Bouldy Bash was a great way to finish the tour a great crowd, lovely people, lovely weather! and a credit to all concerned!
THANK YOU TO ALL THE TOWNS/VENUES/ ! putting in Biloela- Monto-Mackay-Burdekin photo's
ABC BUNDY- with Wayne & Scott
Mothers day in Mackay!
A special Mothers day in Mackay! surrounded by Mothers.Grandmothers (I'm one of those) my two Daughters rang me -saying! "Mum, what were you thinking?" but I spent a lovely day & it made my day that one special Mum & her family attended the Concert all the way from Roma! The only sad thing was that Charlie had told me Slim Jones was in Hospital & sadly now he has passed away! We'll all remember his Songwriting, the best perhaps (Unsuitably Dressed) but he was such a stalwart member of the Mackay Club & a lovely man .
This group includes Charlie/Helen from local Radio! who all helped out!