DIARY - 2 APRIL 2006 - PREVIEW EPISODE 12 - SERIES 5
Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion at the Corner 8 March 2006
Guthrie - one of the unsung heroines of the 30th Port Fairy folk festival
headlines Nu Country TV - 9 p m - Tuesday April 4 - on C 31.
The singer and singing spouse Johnny Irion performed songs from their
debut duets disc Exploration and solo albums at the Shipwreck Coast
We also interviewed Sarah Lee, 26, at the Corner Hotel in Richmond before
one of her concerts with Canadian trio The Wailin' Jennys.
A segment of the interview with Guthrie - daughter of Arlo and granddaughter
of late legend Woody - is featured in the finale episode of this series
produced by Sofie B.
Sofie and prolific drummer Dave Folley - this week's host - filmed the
interview and live footage at the Corner and Port Fairy.
Sarah Lee talks about her City Of New Orleans magical, musical mystery
concert train trip to raise funds for hurricane victims.
Also on the train were Arlo and Shotgun Willie Nelson who both had big
hits with the late Steve Goodman's song about the famed locomotive.
Tasmanian video camera operator-audio wizard Kerry Richardson also shot
footage at Port Fairy of Sarah Lee and Irion, Wailin' Jennys, Bill Chambers,
David Francey and other artists.
It will be featured in Series #6 of Nu Country TV in winter and spring.
CLICK HERE for a Sarah
Lee-Johnny Irion feature from the Diary on May 17, 2005.
CLICK HERE for
webmistress Anne Sydenham's review of their acclaimed Corner Hotel concert
with the Wailin' Jennys, Chris Wilson and Sarah Carroll from March 8,
Lee and Johnny performed an impromptu guest role on Stage 5 with fellow
Port Fairy star Bill Chambers.
Chambers, 53 and a grandfather, was promoting second solo album Frozen
Ground at the eclectic extravaganza.
Bill performs his video clip for the new song Chasing Rainbows
from his acclaimed album on son Nash's label Essence.
Chambers finds escape from a dominatrix in the song - one of several
on his new disc about wanton women.
HERE for a review of the album from The Diary.
CLICKE HERE for a November,
2002, interview with Bill from the Diary.
born Graeme Connors who headlined Stage 1 at Port Fairy on the first
night of the festival also returns to Nu Country.
Connors, father of five sons, performs a video for his song - The
Great Australian Dream from his 1995 album The Here And Now.
The son of a son of a railroad man and Chambers both used multi-instrumentalist
James Gillard from The Flood in their festival bands.
now 51, broke on the national scene when he toured Australia at 19 with
Kris Kristofferson in 1974.
The singer performed at Port Fairy to promote 14th album The Moment
featuring previous international festival guest Andrea Zonn on three of
CLICK HERE for a Graeme
Connors feature from the Diary on March 18, 2005
BROADIE DOCKS AT PORT
born Sydney singer Karl Broadie also won many new fans at Port Fairy.
Broadie and band performed songs from his two discs on Sydney label
Laughing Outlaw and new Universal album Black Crow Calling.
The singer debuted with the album Nowhere Now Here (2003) and
EP Everybody's Gold (2004) before winning wider exposure for
Black Crow Calling featuring 13 of his original
Karl, who arrived in Australia in 1997, features in a video clip for
his song It Lasts from Black Crow Calling.
frequently toured internationally and shared stages here with Canadians
Fred Eaglesmith, Corb Lund and Shannon Lyon, is more esoteric.
CLICK HERE for
a Karl Broadie review from the Diary.
Melbourne singer-songwriter Cyndi Boste also returns to Nu Country
The Basin born artist has made three albums that she promoted on an
European tour with Barb Waters.
Her debut disc Home Truths and second album Push Comes To
Shove were produced by former Dingoes guitarist Kerryn Tolhurst
- now living in New York.
Her third album Scrambled Eggs featured live cuts of Roller
and Holy Waters with Dave Steel, her brother Rory and Tolhurst
at Port Fairy folk fest in 2003.
Saying Things for us.
CLICK HERE for a Cyndi
Boste concert review by Peter O'Keefe in our Articles on August 28, 2004.
the late Johnny Cash has made a posthumous sales comeback after the huge
success of Walk The Line movie starring Oscar and Golden Globe
winners Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon.
The movie soundtrack topped U.S. charts and has also had a lengthy reign
on the Australian sales graphs.
Cash's chart sales spurt has extended to new compilations, boxed sets,
duet disc with late spouse June Carter Cash and live concerts at Folsom
Prison and San Quentin on CD and DVD.
Johnny died at 71 on September 12, 2003 - just three months after June
Carter who passed at 73 on May 15.
We feature a video clip of his more recent Rick Rubin produced, Trent
Reznor song Hurt from American 1V - The Man Comes Around
CLICK HERE for a Cash story from
the Diary on September 23, 2003.
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