Welcome to Tamworth Nia & Janine wishes she was here

The Tamworth Festival means different things to different people. Nia Robertson is a first time visitor – she sends us a message while packing for her first ever visit and will do reports later in the festival. Janine Le Clair has visited the Festival several times in the past but won’t be there this year.

The Tamworth Festival means different things to different people. Nia Robertson is a first time visitor – she sends us a message while packing for her first ever visit and will do reports later in the festival. Janine Le Clair has visited the Festival several times in the past but won’t be there this year.

Nia Robertson

Nia Robertson
Nia Robertson

“Merchandise…check! Guitar…check! Clothes…..I still have no idea what to take…but I have packed the bling bling and the hair straightener, and I think I’ve got about 10 pairs of shoes ready to pack…I wonder if that’s that too many?
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Online country radio station, Toyota Star Maker winner & Australian Country Music Roll of Renown

Latest headlines from my blog: Online Tamworth Festival radio station hosted by legendary broadcaster Nick Erby. From Idol to Starmaker – Luke Dickens is the 32nd Toyota Starmaker. Australian Country Music Roll of Renown Welcomes Phil and Tommy Emmanuel.

Online radio station hosted by legendary broadcaster Nick Erby

Nick Erby
Nick Erby

If you can’t get to Tamworth this year you can listen to Country Music Radio – an online radio station hosted by legendary broadcaster Nick Erby.

The Tamworth Country Music Festival “special event” radio station Festival FM celebrates its 15th year of operation this January.

At the Tamworth Festival be sure to tune your radio to 101.5 Festival FM. Continue reading “Online country radio station, Toyota Star Maker winner & Australian Country Music Roll of Renown”

The best Tamworth news sources for on the ground reporting

If you can’t get to the Tamworth Festival you can find out what you are missing out on by checking the Tamworth paper – The Northern Daily Leader, or listening to Radio 2TM AM1287 or ABC New England. Any other good resources you know of? Let us know in the comments field below.

If you can’t get to the Tamworth Festival you can find out what you are missing out on by checking the Tamworth paper – The Northern Daily Leader, or listening to Radio 2TM AM1287, ABC New England, or Festival FM101.5.

You can also search Twitter for tweets containing Tamworth Festival and if you use Twitter yourself, include the hashtag #tcmf (Tamworth Country Music Festival) in your tweets so others can find them.

Any other good resources you know of? Let us know in the comments field below.

Katrina Burgoyne launches debut album

Katrina Burgoyne is another one of those young artists who seems to have been around forever. She’s made a great album and is everywhere at the Tamworth Country Music Festival 2011.

Katrina is another one of those young artists who seems to have been around forever. She’s made a great album and is everywhere at the festival.

Katrina & Michael
Katrina & Michael

Katrina’s first visit  to Tamworth

“I was about 14 years old and had the opportunity of performing with a local band at the old RSL. That night Kasey Chambers and Troy Cesar Daley were playing in the park for free but being committed to taking every opportunity to sing I missed out on their show.”

“I sat in the dressing room for what felt like hours till it was my turn to get up and perform. The band introduced me “Here is 14 year old Katrina Burgoyne”. I was tuned up, pumped up and ready to go out on stage but then the security came running over and said, “she can’t play here she’s underage”.   
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The hard working Davidson Brothers hit Tamworth

The Davidson Brothers seem to have been around for a long time. Brothers Hamish and Lachlan are amongst the hardest working musicians on the Australian music scene. They’ll certainly have some calluses after their gruelling Tamworth gig schedule.

The Davidson Brothers
The Davidson Brothers

The Davidson Brothers seem to have been around for a long time. Brothers Hamish and Lachlan are amongst the hardest working musicians on the Australian music scene. Their efforts paid off when they won Golden Guitars in 2009 & 2010 and Group of the Year at the Australian Independent Country Music Awards in 2010.

I’m a fan and I love these guys. Australian bluegrass pioneer Trevor Warner is a good judge of talent and he loves them too. “The Davidson’s are nothing short of sensational and are taking the Australian country music scene by storm,” according to Trevor.

I caught up with Hamish earlier in the week while he was packing for Tamworth. Continue reading “The hard working Davidson Brothers hit Tamworth”