DIARY - 18 SEPTEMBER 2006 - PREVIEW EPISODE 11 - SERIES 6
FRIEDMAN AND BI0-WILLIE - TEXAS TRYSTERS
Texas crime novelist Kinky Friedman has spoken exclusively to Nu Country
TV at the HQ of Willie Nelson's Bio-Willie diesel fuel empire.
Friedman used a music festival featuring famous Texas peers as the
launch pad of his endorsement of Nelson's clean energy strategy.
The Kinkster, 61 and single, also revealed he is now courting a descendant
of Captain Cook during his campaign to become the next Governor Of
Kinky with David Dawson - Photo by Carol Taylor
has shocked political observers with his huge state-wide support for the
poll to be held on November 7.
Kinky's interview, directed by Nu Country TV associate producer Carol
Taylor, is a highlight of our episode - at 8.30 p m this Saturday September
23 - on C 31.
A prominent U.S. TV network, producing a documentary on Friedman's campaign
to become the first Jewish Governor of the Lone Star State, also filmed
This episode, hosted by prolific drummer Dave Folley and filmed by Sofie
Blichfeldt, is also featured on C 31 in South Australia on Sunday at 6.30
Veteran Texan country stars Asleep At The Wheel, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Billy
Joe Shaver, Johnny Bush, Tommy Alverson and young guns Shooter Jennings,
Pauline Reese, Waylon Payne and Django Walker - son of Jerry Jeff - performed
to support Kinky and Willie.
So did Grammy Award winning Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, famous outlaw David
Allan Coe, Heather Myles, Justin Trevino and many other country stars.
The Kinkster has been honoured with a second tribute album - a sequel
to Pearls In The Snow, produced by last week's Nu Country TV host
The new disc - Why The Hell Not - the Songs Of Kinky Friedman -
was released on September 19.
It reprises Friedman songs by Shotgun Willie, Lyle Lovett, Delbert McClinton
and Dwight Yoakam who makes his second Australian tour in October.
Artists diverse as Kevin Fowler, Todd Snider, Ray Benson & Reckless
Kelly, Jason Boland, Charlie & Bruce Robison and Kelly Willis also
perform on it.
for a story on Willie's July 3 picnic from the Diary on August 9, 2006.
CLICK HERE for a feature
on the 2002 Australian tour by Kinky and spiritual adviser Billy Joe Shaver
from the Diary on 24 March 2004.
KRAUSS & UNION STATION RETURN
born bluegrass belle Alison Krauss and her stellar band Union Station
return to Nu Country with a video of her new single If I Didn't
Know Any Better.
It's the third video clip from Krauss's 11th album Lonely Runs
Mindy Smith and John Scott Sherrill wrote the song and acclaimed director
Wayne Isham directed the video.
promoters have been trying to lure Krauss, winner of 20 Grammies, to tour
here since she broke in the nineties.
Alison, 35, has produced Georgian country superstar Alan Jackson's 15th
album Like Red On A Rose.
It also features a video clip for Jackson's title track.
Ironically, director Randee St. Nicholas filmed it on the beach at the
Leo Carillo State Park, just off Pacific Coast Highway near Los Angeles,
the same day Mel Gibson was busted for DUI a few miles away.
We also have that video and will run it in Series #7 over summer.
CLICK HERE for an
Alison Krauss story from the Diary on January 23, 2005.
HOTEL KEW SHOWCASE STAR CYNDI BOSTE
Kernaghan also performs her video for Harley McTaggart - a highlight
of her fourth album Higher Ground (KCR.)
Tania is touring Victoria during October with elder brother Lee and
The singer keeps it in the Albury raised family by recording 11 new
songs penned by her younger sister Fiona and her producer Daniel Kresco
on her new disc.
Kresco produced the album in Santa Monica, Franklin, Nashville and
the Gold Coast.
HERE to learn how to win autographed copies of Tania's CD and concert
tickets to see her, brother Lee and The McClymonts at Costa Hall, Geelong,
on October 14 and Frankston Cultural Centre on October 15.
reared band The Audreys debut on Nu Country with a video clip of
their song Oh Honey.
It's among 11 original songs on their debut CD Between Last Night
And Us that has won wide exposure and prompted a national tour.
The Audreys feature singer Taasha Coates, sister Danika, banjo-playing
guitarist Tristan and brother Cam Goodall (bass & guitar).
Taasha recently performed on SBS-TV music trivia show RocKwiz.
Recent guests on the show include Shane Howard, Irish touring partner
Mary Black and Finley born Nu Country FM DJ and former treasurer
Taasha Coates of The Audreys
HERE for Anne Sydenham's concert review of The Audreys on April 9, 2006.
For further info on The Audreys
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