DIARY - 17 AUGUST 2006 - PREVIEW EPISODE 6 - SERIES 6
FRIEDMAN HEADLINES NU COUNTRY TV
Friedman with David Dawson
Texan crime novelist and Gubernatorial candidate Kinky Friedman headlines
Nu Country TV this Saturday - August 19.
The controversial comic stars in the historic video of his provocative
song Get Your Biscuits In The Oven, Get Your Buns In The Bed.
The Kinkster, 61 and confirmed bachelor, is joined in the video by
Ruth Buzzi - best known here as a comedienne in Laugh In.
absent is fellow Laugh In star Henry Gibson who played Hank Snow in Robert
Altman movie Nashville and a judge in current hit series Boston Legal.
is featured in our Video Vault section of Nu Country that screens on C
31 in Melbourne at 8. 30 pm.
Our show, hosted by Brighton academic and former Nu Country FM DJ Lawrie
Weir, also airs in Adelaide on C 31 on Sunday at 6.30 p m.
We also have an exclusive Kinky interview, filmed at Willie Nelson's July
3 picnic at Carl's Corner in Texas, in an upcoming episode.
The Kinkster and pianist Little Jewford - his Lieutenant Governor in Waiting
- were on the campaign trail at the festival featuring the cream of Texas
The duo, who toured here in 2002 with Billy Joe Shaver, shared the limelight
with a star studded cast including Ray Wylie Hubbard, David Allan Coe,
Shooter Jennings, Django Walker (son of Jerry Jeff), Johnny Bush, Heather
Myles, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Asleep At The Wheel and Leon Russell.
Carl's Corner is the HQ of Bio-Willie - the bio-diesel fuel that is a
key platform of Kinky's campaign.
With supreme irony Willie won Carl's Corner in a poker game and started
Bio-Willie on site with his card game benefactor.
CLICK HERE for a Kinky-Billy
Joe feature from the Diary on March 24, 2004.
DEBUT ON NU COUNTRY
country group Sovereign was the hottest export from Briagalong until
the tragic shooting death of Private Jake Kovco in Iraq.
The band, winners of several major awards at the Victorian Country
Music Awards in Whittlesea, debuts with a video of their song Tooraweenah
Sovereign performed the song on its second independent album Wild
One - sequel to debut album Too Hot To Handle.
also recorded Ross Wilson hit Eagle Rock on ABC Music album Crossing
Sovereign comprises South Australian coastal born singer Steve Eales,
bassist Steve Hartley and his drummer brother Andy Hartley.
for info on the band's music and touring schedule.
Weir, a frequent visitor to India, also welcomes back popular Sub
Continent cowboy Bobby Cash who has toured here 11 times.
Cash performs a video clip for his autobiographical song Singing
The singer has been subject of Australian TV documentaries and a
brace of current affairs and variety shows here and overseas.
was born and raised in Clement Town, near Dehradun in Northeast
Tamworth multi-instrumentalist Lawrie Minson produced Cash discs
State Of My Heart and Cowboy at Heart (Gobsmacked) that features
duets with Warrnambool raised legend Smoky Dawson and Tania Kernaghan.
in Melbourne on his national tour earlier this year to promote his CD
and DVD The Indian Cowboy - One In A Billion.
More info on the singer at www.bobbycash.com.au
BILL CHAMBERS LIVE
popular demand Bill Chambers and his hot band also return to the show
live at the 33rd Port Fairy folk festival.
Chambers and his hot band perform Rowland Salley classic Killing
The Blues from second solo album Frozen Ground, produced
by his son Nash.
< Bill Chambers & Audrey Auld Mezera
Bill is touring
Australian this month with former singing partner and expatriate Van Diemens
Land export Audrey Auld Mezera.
The duo cut an album for Audrey's Reckless Records - also home of Bill's
debut disc Sleeping With The Blues and three of her own albums.
Audrey's second disc Losing Faith featured a brace of songs about
mentor Chambers but her new disc Texas eulogised artists diverse
as Harlan Howard, Billy Joe Shaver, Woody Guthrie, her father and husband
for a Chambers CD review from the Diary on April 2, 2006.
YOUNGER & COUNTRY BREW LIVE AT NU COUNTRY SHOWCASE
we have a preview of Phil Younger & Country Brew - one of the
headlining acts at our Hotel Kew showcase on Saturday October 7.
The group, who played the Carlton Nova cinema premiere of the Johnny
Cash movie Walk The Line, performs its album title track Concrete
Also on the bill is 2005 Christmas party headliner Ruckus, Queensland
singer Jason Kemp and Westernport band Silver String Outlaws.
Other artists will be added to the bill over the next few weeks.
Admission is free for members and the show kicks off at 6 p m at Hotel
Kew - 99 High St, Kew Junction.
HERE for a Phil Younger feature from the Diary on January 20, 2006.
LEE KERNAGHAN AKUBRA AND CDS FOR MEMBERS
You can win autographed copies of Lee Kernaghan's hot huge selling eighth
album The New Bush and expatriate singer Catherine Britt's acclaimed
second album Too Far Gone by becoming members of Nu Country TV.
The contest is also open for Nu Country members who renew their membership.
All financial members go in the draw for the Lee Kernaghan Akubra at the
end of the series in October at our Hotel Kew showcase on Saturday October
We'll also have tickets to concerts by Lee, sister Tania and The McClymonts.
CLICK HERE for full details
on our membership page.
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