You don't hear from me for six months then two reports in as many weeks! What's happening?
Truth is... I want to thank all those who have written with their best wishes - I really appreciate your care and concern - and also collectively thank all those who phoned the Panama office to let me know I was in their thoughts. Feeling better everyday!
The new CD, Kindred Spirit has been the focus of my week and the weeks ahead - it is always heartening to get such positive responses from media. And having received so many comments about interviews people have heard and how much they enjoyed hearing the story behind the project... thought I'd let those interested know... this Tuesday and Wednesday I'll be doing several Sydney/National radio interviews... so if you are in the vicinity (or online) please tune in...
Tuesday April 23 - Live on 2SM Breakfast from 7:30am
Wednesday April 24 - Live on 2GB with Ray Hadley from 10:30am and on 2CH with Bob Rogers at a time to be confirmed
Saturday April 27 - Saturday Night Live on 2UE and later in the evening on ABC for Saturday Night Country with Catherine Britt.
The band and I are also in preparation for the Widgee-Thornside Music Muster on Sunday April 28. For me this is a 'back in the saddle' concert and a very special opportunity to revisit the Webb Brothers - the instigators of the Gympie Music Muster. I performed at one of the earliest Webb Brothers Musters at their home property of Thornside - I have a memory of performing pretty much solo out in a paddock - what a shame I didn't have a video camera back then.
I've also been writing - this time the theme song for an amazing Queensland Music Festival theatrical project called 'The Heart Of An Open Country' a musical celebrating the sesquicentennial of Tambo, the first township in Western Queensland. The Performances are on June 27/28 in Tambo Western Queensland (the home of Tambo Teddies) with a large cast of local performers. The piece was written by Verbatim Theatre specialists Mike and Marge Forde following several interview trips to Tambo, and set to the songs of yours truly. To have my repertoire used in such a project is a huge honour and to be performing my music open-air while the stories unfold is - as you could imagine - incredibly exciting. See you there!!
April Newsletter 2
Greetings everyone, You don't hear from me for six months then two reports in as many weeks! What's happening?
We all deal with things differently... some need to document events as they happen via facebook or twitter... for others it’s a series of texts and phone calls updating conditions as they apply... for me... when ‘big things’ happen I tend to seek refuge in silence... giving myself time to digest events before reporting from the front... well... it’s a month now since my most recent ‘big thing’... so I figure it’s time for a report from the front.
July! Past the half way mark for 2012! It’s winter - my time of year... So what’s been happening?
November / December Newsletter
Seems like forever since I’ve reported from the field - so much has happened... a quick review...
Read more to take you to Country Update article on Graeme.