Legendary singer songwriter Joy McKean has spent an intense six months finishing her new book that will be released by Hatchette Australia in November. I was pleased to help joy by supplying some of the photos for the book. The book tells the story behind many of the songs that shaped Slim Dusty’s remarkable career.
Saturday night 8 Ball Aitken rocked the Boogie Shack in Toowoomba. Sad night because this was the last ever gig at the Boogie Shack. There’s a big sale of all the memorabillia at the Boogie Shack next weekend. I photographed the night and made a slide show with 8 Ball’s goodtime music from his new album Tamworth Tapes. Continue reading “The last night at the Boogie Shack with 8 Ball Aitken”
The Spirit of the Country concert in Toowoomba attracted 20,000 people.
Sporadic rains throughout the day didn’t keep people away. The show went on as a stellar list of country artists soldiered on to a packed audience.
The concert was hosted by radio and television personality RAY HADLEY and featured JOHN WILLIAMSON, KASEY CHAMBERS, LEE KERNAGHAN, TROY CASSAR-DALEY, GRAEME CONNORS, JAMES BLUNDELL, BECCY COLE, ADAM HARVEY, GINA JEFFREYS, SHANE NICHOLSON, BILL CHAMBERS, BRENDON WALMSLEY, McALISTER KEMP and CATHERINE BRITT. The final delivery was a spectacular fireworks display to signify the conclusion of the event.
PRINCE WILLIAM called into the concert and gave the royal wave from a balcony after meeting with heavily impacted victims and SES workers spending time to personally chat with them. TROY CASSAR-DALEY presented the Prince with an Akubra Hat. Continue reading “Rains didn’t dampen the Spirit of the Country Concert, Toowoomba”