DIARY - 21 FEBRUARY 2005 - EPISODE 8 PREVIEW - SERIES 3
CANADIANS RETURN DOWN UNDER
topping Canadian chanteuse Terri Clark and singer songwriter Fred
Eaglesmith preview their April return tours of Australia with a headlining
role on Nu Country TV.
The popular artists escape the autumnal chill of Nashville and Canada
to strut their stuff on the big rating C 31 show on Saturday February
Clark, born in Montreal and raised in the prairie town of Medicine
Hat in Alberta, has just released her Greatest Hits - 1997-2004 (Mercury).
The singer, who shares hit producer and writer Keith Stegall with
Catherine Britt, was also honoured with best female artist at the
CCMA awards in Edmonton, Alberta.
< Terri Clark
186 cm tall and renowned for stretching the buckle of the Bible Belt with
her explicit innuendo in Girls Lie Too, Clark played enthusiastic
crowds in Geelong and Horsham on her second tour last year.
But this time she starts her tour at Albury on Wednesday April 2 but won't
head south of the Murray Dixon line.
Instead Terri and band struts their stuff at Aussie country king Lee Kernaghan's
Great Western Hotel in Rockhampton.
Clark performs the tune Three Mississippi from her Pain To Kill
disc for Nu Country TV.
"Three Mississippi was on hold for every female artist in town before
I cut it," Clark says, "Faith, LeAnn, Sara Evans, Kelly Coffey
and Martina McBride all had it but I recorded it."
CLICK HERE for a Terri
feature from the Diary on December 15, 2003.
FRED HAULS 49 TONS
Eaglesmith debuted at Corner Hotel, Richmond, in the summer of 2002
with Jim Lauderdale, Kim Richey, Audrey Auld Mezera and fellow Canadian
But, now on his fourth Australian sojourn he heads due south across
the Yarra to the famed Esplanade Hotel in St Kilda with Bill Chambers.
Kasey Chambers, Catherine Britt and Audrey are among a bunch of peers
who have cut Fred's songs.
Eaglesmith, 47, has amassed an avid posse of Fredheads who follow
him around the U.S., Canada, Europe and here.
This week Nu Country TV producer-director Peter Hosking catches Fred
perform his tune 49 Tons.
album Dusty has been released here by Vital that also has U.S.
hit writer David Lee Murphy, fellow Canadian Corb Lund, Beccy Cole, Jake
Nickolai & Steve Forde in its stable.
CLICK HERE for a Fred feature
from the Diary on November 6, 2003.
FELICITY FIRES UP
troubadour Felicity Urquhart won the praise of Herald Sun rock reviewer
Nui Te Koa in his critique of the Tamworth On Tour concert at Hamer
Nui wrote that Felicity, like many of her young peers, is a world-class
artist with her eclectic musical base.
Felicity, 28, also has another avid fan - her guitarist and duet
partner Glenn Hannah.
couple, real life partners, won the vocal duet award at Victorian
Country Music Awards in Whittlesea and also Top 5 in 33rd Golden
Guitar awards in Tamworth.
lack of airplay in Victoria has been an anchor on crowds in the cities.
Felicity, one time EMI artist, is now promoting an independent album.
CLICK HERE for a Felicity story
from the Diary on June 26, 2003.
MERRITT GRAMMY FINALIST
Merritt, originally renowned for her work with the Two Dollar Pistols,
earned her stripes when her second solo disc Tambourine made
the finals of the recent Grammy Awards.
The Texan born singer put her career on the line when she gave evidence
to a hearing into shrinking radio formats in the U.S.
Tift performs her tune Good Hearted Man - perhaps a sibling
song of the late Waylon Jennings huge hit Good Hearted Woman.
Merritt challenged a corporate radio chain owner about the lack
of local content in a market dominated by two chains.
tenacity would have pleased the late Captain Midnight and the very
much alive Mark Germino and Kevin Welch and Kieran Kane who will
perform Welch's parody of multi national tsars on tour here in Everbody's
Workin' For The Man.
HERE for a Tift Merritt review from the Diary.
PACIFIC BOB SOUTH OF THE BORDER SUSHI
Bob Olson crossed the border from his roots in California to research
the ingredients for his receipt of the week.
Bob evaded border guards as he smuggled his Mexican Sushi recipe across
the Rio Grande to the banks of the Merri Creek in the Beer Can Hill delta
Watch the sparks fly and feel your mouth water as Bob struts his stuff
in a high school kitchen that is blasting commercial TV peers into never-never
CLICK HERE for Bob's no
longer secret recipes.
BOY RAINS ON THE ROCK
Boy John Williamson might never challenge Keith Urban and Adam Harvey
for vocal prowess but he has a deep catalogue of songs that are a
nice little earner.
The former Scotch College graduate and one time Quambatook farmer
teams with Warren G Williams on oft covered Raining On The Rock.
Bush balladeer John's duet is from his 2004 double live CD Mates
On The Road with Williams and one time Digger Revell fiddler Pixie
59, and Williams have another duet on 26th album Chandelier Of Stars -
set for release in August.
Williamson, made a brief overseas foray last year with select gigs in
Europe and the competitive U.S. scene.
for further details.
Check out his Victorian tour dates starting in Warragul on Saturday March
10 and followed by others in Frankston, Wonthaggi, Ballarat, Colac and
O'SHEA - NO DAY LIKE TODAY
singer-songwriter Luke O'Shea & Medicine Wheel appeared on the first
episode of Nu Country TV.
They return with their live cut of the title track of his album No
Day Like Today.
CLICK HERE for an O'Shea story from
the Diary on September 29, 2003.
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