2000- This was to be my biggest Tamworth ever , we invited the top UK Band (Colorado) over to perform and we featured our free Peel Street Concerts every day for four days pulling in
crowds of more than 10'000 every day into Peel street. We were sponsored by Careys Transport/Hogs Breath & North Power, but Tamworth Council shut us down after that! say no more.
2000 - Also in January I was a finalist with Fresh Horses, and Dave Byrnes (Colorados Manager escorted me to the Awards quite splendid in his kilt)
Live in Bundaberg , my first Independent album and my only live album & DVD and thank goodness I did because the years fly by and before you realise it is all history! Great to capture those special moments in time and some of the magic from a live concert
you can never capture in the studio. This was a time when we toured pretty solidly up north every year, .The magic ingedient on this album are all the top class players from Bundaberg. Ross Andersen & Sibi Morano, for a start whose input was so special
and I have no doubt without their dedication and enthusiasm for the project ,we would not have such an amazing result! Still love this album & it is still fresh and as good as anything else I've done.
2000- After January 2000 I walked away from the music Industry for ten years , no more recording or touring during this time I took a ten year break, however thank goodness for so many young artists and even established artists
who kept my music alive during these ten years! Also Slim who began recording my songs and keeping things rolling with keeping my name up there.
2001- Slim recorded & won a
Gold Guitar for my song Paddy William , (Best Bush Ballad) with Slim on his Looking Forward Looking Back album, it was very special to be a part of Slims career during this time.
2000 - From 2000 until 2010 I switched off for ten years! After January big Peel Street Concerts I decided I needed a total break (time out) from the music from the Industry and touring. I was a bit weary of the travel and I
was trying to focus on selling up & moving up to Qld near my family.
2003 - Once again a Gold Guitar win with Slim ,recording Just an old Cattle Dog, Best Bush Ballad ,sadly
this was to be Slims last Gold Guitar Award and he passed away in that year.
2004- We sold (The Diggings) our home of twenty odd years, and moved to a property at Bundarra near Inverell
where we camped in our big bus and stayed for six months while we found somewhere in Qld , we wanted to be close to the family and all of my kids all live in Qld . It was quite a drama I can tell you , approx 8 brood mares, some two year olds, our big Stallion
(Roc) our dog, a truck load of pot plants, half my garden? Our time in Bundarra was very special though, we loved it all, and special Friday nights at Bundarra Sports Club, a top little town and inspired my song Bundarra Dust ,on my latest country album Solid
2005 - Moved to Bony Mountain from NSW to begin a whole new chapter of our lives .
2006- I commenced
my Landcare web site about this time featuring mny plantings , my diary, lots of photo's - www.bonymountainlandcare.com We were busy settling into Bony Mountain our little piece of Qld ,I was madly planting
trees ,we were fencing, building our big barn and settling in with the horses. Had our beautiful stallion (Roc Again) plus a young colt (Little Roc) several mares and the breeding program was full on at that time.