DIARY - 12 JULY 2005 - PREVIEW EPISODE 2 - SERIES 4
KELLY RETURNS TO BLUEGRASS AND NU COUNTRY TV
Aussie singer-songwriter and occasional Paul Kelly has again showcased
his love of bluegrass on his 19th album Foggy Highway.
Kelly hooked up with revered local bluegrass and country producer
Rod McCormack and hot session pickers.
The singer cut a previous bluegrass album Smoke with Melbourne band
Uncle Bill in 1999.
time he revamps tunes from his vast catalogue dating back to 1988 and
duets with Kasey Chambers on Louvin Brothers' tune You're Learning.
has previously had his songs covered by overseas artists including Texan
This time he performs in a video of his pathos primed tune Song Of
The Old Rake on Episode 2 of Series #4 of Nu Country TV on C 31 on
Saturday July 16.
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from the DIARY.
writing and duet partner Troy Cassar-Daley also returns to Nu Country
in a live concert at the 29th Port Fairy folk festival.
The duo performed a duet on the George Jones classic Why Baby Why on Troy's
fifth album Borrowed & Blue.
This time Troy, 37, performs his song Wish I Was A Train - originally
cut as a duet with co-writer Kelly on Troy's previous album Long Way
The duo also duetted on their tune 40 Miles on an album produced
by Nash Chambers for his label Essence.
Troy's Port Fairy show featured duets with Shane Howard and Sara Storer
that will appear on later episodes.
Lost In Suburbia bassist Peter Bird filmed Troy and his hot band at Port
CLICK HERE for a Troy story
from the DIARY on April 28, 2004
EXPORT PAUL COSTA
reared Paul Costa first became known for his work with brother Don
in the Costa Brothers.
The Robinvale reared boys hail from the same agricultural oasis as
Storer and the T-Bones.
But Costa enlisted the aid of Kelly's producer McCormack to produce
his debut solo disc Walkin In These Shoes.
The Costa Brothers are regular guests at the Whittlesea Country Music
Festival that returns in February 2006.
Paul performs a video of the song I Think I Like It.
HERE for a Costa review from the DIARY.
Cowgirls were raised in the fertile Western district wheat and wool belt
But sisters Sophie and Celeste Clabburn moved to the wilds of western
Australia with their family to launch their assault on the country music
They worked as jillaroos near Gunnedah in northern NSW and cut their debut
album A Little Bit Rusty in Perth for Sydney independent label
The girls perform a video for one of their seven originals Rousy's
Life on Nu Country.
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Cowgirls review from the DIARY.
WAILIN JENNYS - NOT JENNINGS
country folk group The Wailin' Jennys - not to be mistaken for late
legend Waylon Jennings - won a Juno award in their homeland for their
new album 40 Days.
The Winnipeg trio, formed in 2002, have won wide acclaim on Australian
community radio for their music.
The Wailin Jennys plan an Australian tour in 2006 with Annabelle Chvostek
replacing co-founder Cara Luft who has reverted to a solo career.
a video clip for their Ruth Moody penned single Beautiful Dawn.
HERE for a Wailin' Jennys - Shurman item in the DIARY.
Further info - http://www.thewailinjennys.com/
country rock band Shurman has impacted with its debut disc Jubilee.
Shurman recorded two EPs, 5 Songs to Tell Your Friends About and
Superfecta, as a prelude to the album.
Texas born Shurman singer Aaron Beavers, Dusty Wakeman and Andrew Williams
produced the project.
Wakeman has worked with Dwight Yoakam and also produced expatriate Australian
slide guitarist Anne McCue.
Shurman pays homage to roots rocker Tom Petty with Petty Song and
perform a video of entrée song Drownin'.
Further info - http://www.shurmanville.com/news.php
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