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FORMATIVE YEARS IN MELBOURNE 1970’S

FORMATIVE YEARS IN MELBOURNE- THE BOP SHOP, MONASH UNIVERSITY   If you stopped to listen , you could hear  strange sounds spilling  out of  the…

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BACK TO BUSKING ON OL’ BOURKE STREET

Worked up the valley in the strawberry fields Bought a Japanese guitar, got a good deal Learned a few chords…E, D, and A Pretty soon…

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ALL THE GOOD SONGS

When I used to sit on my grandad’s knee He used to sing old songs to me  : Waltzin’ Matilda, and a little bit of…

AMAMOOR CREEK HALL

There we all were, stranded in the old Amamoor Hall. Musicians, travellers, country music fans, entertainers, drunk partiers, hopefuls and world wearies,…

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CAJUN MUSIC, MELBOURNE IN THE 1970S, STUDYING AT MONASH

ALLONS A LAFAYETTE…VIA WEST MELBOURNE, TAMWORTH AND PLACES IN BETWEEN…… 

If you stopped to listen,you could hear strange sounds spilling out of the half-open door…

 Last Sunday afternoon I found myself playing my hybrid style of Cajun music…

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i “STUCK IN BARWON PRIS0N” We were on the road again drivin’ up a gentle, non-descript valley. 

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DOWN THE DUSTY ROAD

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I left Melbourne in the slow- falling rain. Said my goodbyes and headed North again. That long and lonely road, the Newell Highway was a’callin out to me and I just had to heed the call....