Mic Conway's National Junk Band
Drum Media’s Michael Smith suggests the following when it comes to the brilliant new album from Mic Conway’s National Junk Band:
"Mic Conway has always taken the road less travelled and with his gang of four in the National Junk Band, he has found just the right companions to explore the said road's more eccentric byways."
"... heapin' helpin's of unrepentant fun."
"The world would be a poorer place without either this record or the National Junk Band."
"When they decide to play it a little more serious, on Just Like That, Conway and co easily match any of the current crop of accessible singer/songwriters or even rock acts."
"Put aside your preconceptions and go for a ride down a road you never thought even existed."
(Michael Smith, Drum Media Sydney)
Look and listen out for the Chook this month in Trad & Now, Cornstalk Gazette, Drum Media, 2RRR, PBS FM, ABC Sydney, ABC Radio National, 2MCE, FBi, InFolkus, Blarney Bulletin, 2BAB, 2BLU, 2CBD, 2CCR, 2NIM, 2NSB, 2TVR, 2VTR, 2WCR, 3PVR, 3RUM, 3WAY, 4BAY, 5BBB, 5CST, 5EFM, 6CRA, 6HFM, 7EDG, 7LTM, 7TAS
Mic performed with Robbie Long earlier this month at Lake Macquarie's Coastfest and the National Junk Band's recent Moocooboola Festival performance was recorded by 2RRR. Mic is to be interviewed by PBS’s Helen Jennings next week.
Sat 27th Sept - Rose of Australia, Erskineville, NSW
1-2 November - Bitter and Twisted : International Boutique Beer Festival, Maitland, NSW
Corporate Chook (RRR45) is available now on Rouseabout Records through MGM Distribution.
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Reg Lindsay Passes Away At 79
Reg Lindsay, one of the last surviving early pioneers of Australian country music, passed away last month at the age of 79 after contracting pneumonia. During his career of more than 40 years, Reg achieved success locally and internationally producing 64 albums and 250 singles and winning three Golden Guitars. As one of the pioneers of Australian country music, Reg, who was awarded an Order of Australia Medal (OAM) for services to music, had his own top-rating nationally-syndicated television and radio programs over many years. The composer of more than 500 songs, during his career he toured all over Australia and tasted success in the USA. Reg was one of the first to be inducted into the Australian Country Music Hands of Fame in 1977 and was elevated to Australian country music's highest honour, the Roll of Renown, in January 1984.
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FORTE - Golden Fiddlers
Hey guess what...!?
Fiddlers Feast’s has finally updated their website with news etc and even a free Bumper Sticker? Spring is with us and all is good!
GIGS, GIGS, GIGS well some at least!
Fri October 10th, FRANS Awareness Celebrations www.frans.com.au
Frans is a support group for people with disabilities and their carers. This is a real hands on organization and one that does essential work in our community. Featuring Fiddlers Feast, the McClymonts and George Washingmachine!
Tickets go on sale on September 1st at the Canterbury Hurlestone Park RSL
Sat November 8th, St Arnaud's Festival www.starnaudfestival.com.au
It's a great little town in Rural Vic so, if you live in the area we'd love to see you!
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Forte (RRR44) is out now on Rouseabout Records through MGM Distribution.