Sunraysia songbird Sara Storer makes her Nu Country TV debut with John Williamson with her song Raining On The Plains Again.

Sara Storer and John Williamson

The singer, reared at Wemen near Mildura, was also subject of an episode of ABC TV series, Heart Of The Country.

Sara is a regular finalist in the Australian Country Music Awards in Tamworth for her rural rooted country songs.

The two Victorian born bush balladeers have toured nationally to promote their music.
Storer wrote her debut disc after spending five years living and teaching in the Northern Territory.

CLICK HERE for Sara Storer feature in the Diary on October 19.


Northern Territory family band The Lees also debut with their self made video clip of the Audrey Auld tune Hello Highway.

Touring Canadian troubadour Fred Eaglesmith introduces the band after soaking up their music on his Aussie tours.

Catch the Lees strut their stuff on Saturday night.


South Australian band Problem Pony make its debut with Kieran Kane tune, I'll Go On Loving You - a huge hit for Georgian superstar Alan Jackson.

Expatriate Australasian manager, promoter and publisher Barry Coburn and wife Jewel guided Jackson to international success.

Problem Pony heard Kane perform his original version of the hit on one of his Australian tours with Kevin Welch.

The band brews up accordion, ukulele, glockenspiel, guitar, bass and vibrant voices inb their distinctive style.

Problem Pony galloped into Tamworth after braving roos, road kill, raw road food and swag fever and busked and played seven shows in January, 2003.

It has also performed at Adelaide Fringe Festival 2000, Harvest Festival in Adelaide and Melbourne and the Famous Spiegeltent (Adelaide Fringe 2002).

There have also been interviews and live to air performances on ABC radio (5AN), RRR FM in Melbourne, local Adelaide stations and ´Radio Adelaide' 5UV.

Problem Pony recorded its first album late in 2002 with 4 originals among 8 songs. Band members are Gayle Buckby, Di Caught, Bob Chalklen and Susie Skinner.

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Canadian chanteuse Sarah Harmer performs Don't Get Your Back Up from her debut solo CD, You Were Here.

Harmer, 31 and youngest of six children, made three albums with Kingston, Ontario band Weeping Tile - which featured her sister Barbara - and a duet disc with Jason Euringer.
The singer hails from a farm in Burlington, Ontario, where her father played violin and studied at University in Kingston.

Sarah has shared billing with bands diverse as Tragically Hip and Blue Rodeo and wants to tour Australia and move to Byron Bay.

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Latter day Phillip Island singer Nattasha Crestani performs breakthrough song, Million Dollar You.

Fellow singer Moana Kerr of Sunshine Harvester interviews Nattasha about her career at her CD launch at the Central Club in Richmond.

Moana, a popular Nu Country DJ, swaps music stories with Nattasha at the famed pub that has also hosted Steve Earle and Lucinda Williams on their Australian tours.
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Melbourne band Gartorbait also performs the Bill Browning song Breaking Hearts on the thriving live Melbourne circuit.

You might recognise some of the gator baiters from blues band Rock Bottom James & The Detonators.


You can win the Some Enchanted Evening concert DVD of Shotgun Willie Nelson by visiting our web page after he features in Ask The Guru this week.

We have amazing revelations on Willie's first Australasian tour in 1981 in response to a viewer's question about Willie's longevity.

Was it the jogging, the joints or the wives that was the reason for Willie's survival, the viewer asked?

We detail the names of Willie's four wives and his guitar - the guitar shares the name of another late country star's horse.

And we also reveal why Willie kept the Mayor Of Christchurch waiting in the foyer of his motel prior to a jog on his 1981 Australasian tour.

Visit our web page to learn how to win live Willie Nelson DVD Some Enchanted Evening from Umbrella through AV Channel in Collingwood.


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