- TELLURIDE TALES WITH BILL CHAMBERS
disc jockey Heather Rutherford knows what dedication is all about.
Heather flew from her Surrey Hills home to an American bluegrass festival
to interview Australian country singer Bill Chambers for Nu Country TV.
She produced and directed her interview of Chambers - father of Aussie
superstar Kasey - at the Telluride festival in Colorado.
interviewed Chambers, 51, about his Reckless Records CD, Sleeping
With The Blues, while he promoted it on his latest American tour this
Heather had planned her trip before she learned of the birth of the
TV show that arose from the ashes of aspirant radio station Nu Country
So she offered to interview Chambers and other artists on her U.S.
interview with Bill and his version of the Mary Gauthier song, I Drink,
are two of the highlights of Episode 4 of Nu Country TV on Saturday October
Rutherford, a DJ on Nu Country in 2001 during its eight-year battle for
a licence, is now a regular interviewer on the prime time TV show.
She interviewed award winning Sydney chanteuse Melinda Schneider during
her national tour with the Dixie Chicks and will soon present her own
segments on Nu Country TV.
And she will also host at least two future episodes of the show.
HERE for a November, 2002, interview with Bill.
BOB COOKS UP A STORM
Californian chef Mid Pacific Bob, also known to generations of mathematics
students at Northcote High School as Bob Olson, launches his cooking recipe
The veteran Nu Country DJ, whose recipes won warm acclaim during his Saturday
arvo shows, has a special for you.
We won't reveal too much but the fire extinguisher seen in the background
was needed to quell the 5-alarm mouth watering delicacy.
Mid Pacific Bob, father of twins, denies the culinary cesspool was related
to his beloved Hawks footy mascot.
Maybe it was closer to the salsa and guacamole favoured by singing Texan
crime novelist Kinky Friedman and the Texas Tornadoes.
CLICK HERE for Bob's cooking
THE WOLVERINES AND 65 ROSES
winning Sydney country boogie band The Wolverines also perform their
huge hit 65 Roses live at the John Barleycorn in Collingwood.
The band, fronted by expatriate Kiwi singer Darcy LeYear, won a
Tamworth Gold Guitar for their version of the Lee Collier penned
song that raised awareness for cystic fibrosis research.
HERE for a feature on The Wolverines from the diary on June 19.
STEVE DOYLE IN THE COUNTRY
Melbourne country singer-songwriter Steve Doyle was born and reared near
the NSW-Victoria border.
Tamworth Country Music College graduate made a catchy video for his
song In The Country.
Steve's video is also the title track of his debut CD, produced by
Joe Camilleri in 2002, and featuring Ed Bates on pedal steel and Gerry
Hale on fiddle.
The singer, also a production wizard at HITS FM and Nu Country, performs
his tune for his growing army of fans.
info visit - http://www.stevedoyle.live.com.au
KRAUSS NEW FAVOURITE
child prodigy Alison Krauss, 32, became an international star long
before she won wide exposure on the huge selling O Brother soundtrack.
The multi-instrumentalist has released 10 albums and a DVD of her
live 2002 double CD Alison Krauss & Union Station Live (Rounder-Shock.)
Alison, born in Champagne, Illinois, has won 13 Grammies - making
her second only to Aretha Franklin as a female.
back to her 9th album New Favourite for a video clip of the title track.
Further info visit - http://www.alisonkrauss.com/
SENSITIVE NEW AGE COWPERSONS
comedic country band, Sensitive New Age Cowpersons, perform a live
version of bluegrass classic Foggy Mountain Breakdown.
The band, which has won national airplay since 1994, released an album
on Warner Music last millennium.
Further info visit - http://www.cowpersons.com/
singer-songwriter Cyndi Boste has won wide acclaim for her two albums
produced by former Dingoes guitarist and songwriter Kerryn Tolhurst.
Truths and Push Comes To Shove feature a swag of original songs penned
by the pocket dynamo, now 42, who grew up at The Basin in the foothills
of the Dandenongs in the outer eastern suburbs of Melbourne.
We caught Cyndi performing The Way You Say Your Name live at the CWA
concert at the Corner Hotel in Richmond.
Further Info visit
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