"Twenty Million Bulldog Ants" - WINNER Comedy Section Bungendore Awards 2006
ALISHA SMITH - Finalist - Golden Guitar Awards 2008!
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WINNERS - 2012 GIDGEE COAL AWARDS Finalists & Winners
The Coad Sisters - Anzac's Song
Ginger Cox - Rusty It’s Goodbye
Lawrie Minson/Lindsay Waddington - The Warrumbungle Mare *
Peter Coad - The Kid On The Kangaroo
Tom McIvor - Piddle In The Middle. *
Terry Gordon - Dr Days Green Pills
Graham Rodger/Allan Caswell - Darling Downs
Ged & Trudy Hintz - I’ll Be Home Soon *
Terry Gordon/Jamie Davis - A Few Old Country Boys
Maggie Stokes - Behind The Boundary Gate
Ginger Cox - Rusty It’s Goodbye *
Jay Podger - Happy Jacks Hotel
Living Legend : Jim Strofield
Encouragement award: Maggie Stokes.
(Award winners were announced at Pittsworth Town Hall, Pittsworth QLD 17th /18th November)
Country Music From the Heart Tour
Keith Jamieson/Alisha Smith, Caitlyn Jane , Terry and Jenny Bennetts
We have just completed our tour with Terry and Jenny Bennetts,starting at Nhill in Victoria then Murrayville,Moonta, Jamestown,Port Pirie, Hindmarsh Valley, Millicent, Narrawong,Warrnambool, Moe, Bairnsdale,Orbost, Cooma, Goulburn, Hexam, Wauchope, Kyogle, Gatton, Maryborough, Rockhampton, Capella, Mackay, Proserpine, Home Hill, Charters Towers then to the Homestead Caravan Park at Barcaldine for Two weeks,Terry and Jenny had to leave after one week to take in the long journey back home via Katherine back to Perth, We had a great Tour with them lots of great shows taking in four states, some cold weather and rain and some warm weather .We wish Terry and Jenny well with their future Touring and Recording.
would like to thank all the people that helped arrange our shows with
posters etc and who looked after us, you know who you are, thanks to
all Abc and Community Radio for supporting our shows and Print Media
Thanks to Alisha for helping me organise the shows which takes a lot
of work and time
and phone calls, thank You to Bec Hance and Daly Stephenson,and to the
two lovely young Singers from Clermont and to Ben and Thahn from the
Homestead Caravan Park Barcaldine Qld a great place to play and stay
and Pet Friendly,it is great to see so many Caravans on the Road taking
in the Beauty of Australia .
Don't forget the Gidgee Coal
Awards Pittsworth Town Hall in November see ad in Bulletin.
Yours With An Aussie Song
|Terry , Jenny Keith and Alisha and Caitlyn Jane - Pt Pirie SA||Terry, Alisha, Keith and Jenny at Pt Pirie SA|
Dinki Di Country Tour 2007- November
Thanks to all at the
Bulletin for their coverage of our tour, if you get a chance to tour
make sure you have a look at our Beautiful Country first and we hope
to see you all again soon, have a great Christmas and we will see you
at Tamworth or Bungendore or at a show near you.
''FAIR DINKUM COUNTRY
'' ON TOUR...UPDATE October
she is the little Guitar Pickin Chick born to proud parents Alisha
Smith and Keith Jamieson on the 16/02/06 at Rockhampton Qld at 4.25
am weight 7lbs.7oz.
Thanks to all the wonderful people for your support right around Australia.
2. Around Australia Tour 2005
From there we performed at Robinvale where Wave Jackson was a special guest artist on his way home from Mildura. We then did a show at Narrawong in Victoria and left our caravans with Alby and Joan Martin at Koroit before heading over to Tassie on the Spirit of Tasmania for two weeks. We had a great time in Tassie once again with some great hospitality from Pam & Brian Lewis and Gaylene and Maurie Faulkner. We had 7 good shows in Tassie with great support from the people at Lindisfarne, Huonville, Bruny Island, Tam O'Shanter, Launceston, Ulverstone and Deloraine.
After Tassie we headed back to Koroit via the Great Ocean Road to pick up the vans and perform at Warrnambool, which was organised for us by our friends Ron & Jan Morgan. We then showed at Traralgon, then onto Bairnsdale Country Music Club where we had a great crowd and our special guest artists were Lindsay & Gail Hammond and Les Willams. Then we were on the home run, as we started to make our way north, performing at Wagga Wagga, Yass, Canberra and Goulburn. We had a few days off so we called in and stayed a couple of nights with Ted & Merelyn Olive at Maitland while Rick & Cathy spent some time on the coast at Woy Woy.
Then we headed up the coast to perform at Wauchope with Ken "Chainsaw" Lindsay as our guest artist. We were very privileged to have the legendary Shorty Ranger and his fiddle player Darrell Turnbull and young balladeer Amos Morris on our show at the Powerhouse Motel at Kempsey which was organised by Bob Campaign & Jillian. It's a great little venue if any other balladeers are looking to perform in Kempsey. We had a great show once again in Kyogle the following night, thanks to Lyn Manning. Matt Manning and Jeff Gibson performed on the show as well as "Tappin' Teddy Thompson". We got to catch up with Jim Laffin & Marion Dargusch, also Frank & Kath Early who travelled down to Kyogle for the show. We then travelled up to Wynnum in Brisbane where Julie Perandes was our guest artist for the afternoon, it's great to see Julie still performing bush ballads and thanks to Jean for organising the show.
Our last show for the tour was at Pittsworth near Toowoomba where we had a huge supportive crowd of about 250 people. Jeff Brown, Sharon Smith & Ted Thompson all performed and the show was compered by a legend of radio and rodeo Mr Ted Hintz. Thanks to Marion once again for looking after the door for us. It was a great feeling to be finished the tour and on our way home again after four and a half months straight on the road and 28000 km's. Thanks to everyone who supported the shows and helped organise the shows, a few people we haven't mentioned are Alan & Natalie Cunningham, Laurel & Niffy Robinson, Natalie & Barney Pearce, Merv Schapell, Glyn & Rosemary Squires, Lois Holland, Bill McIntyre, Molly Leary, David Shaw, Ray Bean, Nancy & Allan Evans, Peter & Meroli Wicks, John Goode, Wayne Brennan, Brian Annetts, Joy & Max Lewis, and big thankyou to Ros Scotney, Stan & Carol. Also Chris Jensen, Dennis O'hara, Wayne Shearman, all the crew at 4DDB and many other community radio presenters and ABC early morning presenters around Australia. Thanks to all involved with the ABBA for their support over the past year.
PT. 1. Around Australia Tour 2005. We started our tour on the 24th June at Chinchilla QLD and continued on to Warwick, then Tent Hill Hotel where we had a great show and launched Keith's new album, "Songs From a Bush Ballad Pen" and his autobiography "Life's Highway". "Songs From a Bush Ballad Pen" is an album of Joe Daly's poems which Keith put tunes to and features the last recorded lead guitar of the late Paul Lester. We also launched Rick & Cathy's brilliant new album "Through Our Eyes", which was recorded at Regency Sound by Marc Lea.
From there we headed up the QLD coast playing at Maryborough, Bundaberg, Rockhampton and Mackay to some very appreciative audiences. Then it was out west to Capella and Blackall, where we caught up with Bill Coleman, then Isisford where we stayed with Kevie and Dolly Woodlands, Winton, Mt Isa, then onto the Barkly Homestead where we played for a couple of nights. We did a couple of shows in Katherine at the Katherine Country Club and Crossways Hotel and spent a bit of time with some of the committee of the Katherine Country Music Muster. In Katherine we met up with John and Margaret Staunton from Millmerran who are travelling around Australia for 12 months. John does a lot of the cooking for the Camp Oven Festival at Millmerran. They travelled with us right across the Kimberley and down to Eighty Mile Beach. We really appreciated their help at the shows where they did the door and looked after our CD's, they are great people and we'll miss them (and John's good cooking) for the rest of our trip. Pic above: L-R: Margaret Staunton, Keith, Alisha, Rick & Cathy and John Staunton at Barn Hill Station WA
We then went across to Timber Creek where we had a great show and then to Wyndham where we played with Bruce Johnson and his boys at the hotel. Bruce is a great lead guitarist who plays in the style of Barry Thornton. From there we played at Warmun Community, then stopped for a night at the Mary Pool rest area between Halls Creek and Fitzroy Crossing where we decided to do a show using 2 generators to power the equipment. It was a beautiful setting right on the banks of the river under some beautiful big old gum trees. We met some lovely people there who we kept running into right down to Eighty Mile Beach. We stayed a few nights at Fitzroy Crossing where we played at the Fitzroy River Lodge and also the caravan park. We also performed at a few aboriginal communities around Fitzroy - Bayulu, Wantkatjunka, Noonkanbah and Yakanarra with the help of Martin Smiler and family, also Ronnie and Andrew. Andrew took us on a tour of Mimbi Caves (between Halls Creek and Fitzroy Crossing) which are absolutely beautiful. Pic Above Right: Rick, Cathy,Alisha, & Keith at Mary Pool Rest Area WA
We spent a week at Derby playing for the tourists at the Kimberley Entrance Caravan Park where Ian and Julie looked after us, then went onto the Broome Caravan Park and played there for four nights, thanks to Graham and Donna. We caught up with our great mates Ginger and Marie Cox in Broome who were great friends of Barry Thornton. Ginger is a great lead guitarist as well and plays in the same style as Barry. He took us up to play at the Beagle Bay Community, north of Broome where we met some lovely people and got to see a beautiful old church which was built in 1917 and has all pearl shells inlaid into the walls and floor.
Broome we travelled about 130kms south to Barn Hill station, which has
a caravan park which overlooks the ocean with beautiful cliff faces.
It's a beautiful spot and a lot of tourists from down south go up there
for a few months of the year to escape the cold weather.
We played there for 2 nights and had a great time, Keith loved it so
much that he is writing a song about the place. We spent a couple
of nights playing at Eighty Mile Beach and then had to say goodbye to
the Stauntons as we headed south through Port Hedland, playing at Carnarvon
and Geraldton then down to Perth, where we played at Balga with the
help of Ken Lindley. We had a great show at the South Coast Country
Music Club at Albany, which was organised by Dulcie &
Trevor and all the crew.
will start heading east across the Nullabor and into SA where we will
be performing at several venues for a couple of weeks including Lock,
Wilmington, Pt Pirie, Nuriootpa and Victor Harbour, then to the Mildura
Festival and down to the bottom of Victoria to Narrawong. Then
it's over to Tassie on the boat for two weeks where we will do six shows.
We are looking forward to that as we enjoyed our trip over there in
February and Rick & Cathy haven't
been there before. After Tassie
we will perform at Warrnambool, Traralgon and Bairnsdale, then
start heading north up through Wagga
Wagga, Yass, Canberra and Goulburn then over to the coast where we will
work our way up through Wauchope, Kempsey,
Kyogle and Wynnum. The tour will culminate in a big concert at
Pittsworth Town Hall with special guests Jeff Brown and Sharon Smith,
which will be compered by Ted Hintz, radio announcer from the early
Hoedown days on 2TM. This show is being organised by our good
mate Ros Scotney and will be on Sunday afternoon 6th November.
We would like to thank everyone who helped us organise our tour and supported the shows right around Australia, there are too many people to mention you all but we do appreciate all of your help. We look forward to catching up with you all at the Frog and Toad in Tamworth 2006.
Yours With an Aussie Song,
Keith Jamieson, Alisha
Smith, Rick & Cathy
>> This is a photo of my great niece Lilly Crouch
at our show at Wynum Hall
WA with Alisha.
inducted into the Hands of Fame.
KEITH JAMIESON - LOOKING BACK ALONG THE TRACK
1.Contact Dust Off,
2. Dust And Diesel,
3. Drover’s Garden,
4. Norstock Rodeo,
5. Looking Back,
6. My Australia,
7. Gidgee Blossom,
8. Merbien Rodeo,
9. Who Is Clancy,
10. My First Rodeo,
11. The Old Journal,
12. My Cleanskin Brand.
'RHYTHM N' RHYME'
1 MR WINTERWINDS Keith Jamieson, (Keith Jamieson) 2 BUSHMANS PRAYER Alisha Smith, (Brian K Kelly) 3 FOOTSTEPS COMING HOME Keith Jamieson,Buddy Weston) 4 COONAWARRA CALLING Alisha Smith & Terry Bennetts, Terry Bennetts) 5 A FAIR GO AND PROMISES Keith Jamieson, (Alisha Smith) 6 THE WILLY WAG TAIL HOP Alisha Smith & Ian Simpson, Alisha Smith) 7 TRUCKIES OF AUSTRALIA Keith Jamieson, (Keith Jamieson) 8 HILLBILLY STICK Alisha Smith, (Col Black) 9 THE SILVERHAIRED GENTLEMAN Keith Jamieson, (Keith Jamieson) 10 BUCKS POLKA Alisha Smith, (Buck Owens) 11 THAT'S A SAD AFFAIR Keith Jamieson & Caitlyn Jane, (Stewart) 12 BELLBIRD WALTZ Alisha Smith, (Terry Bennetts) 13 YOU'VE GOT THE CLEANEST MIND Keith Jamieson & Jenny Bennetts, (McCoy/Groom/Allan) 14 SUNNY GUITAR Alisha Smith, (Col Black) 15 WHERE IS ELSEWHERE Keith Jamieson, (Keith Jamieson) 16 MATESHIP Terry Bennetts & Keith Jamieson, (Terry Bennetts/Keith Jamieson) 17 TRUE BUSH BALLAD STYLE Keith Jamieson, (Keith Jamieson)
Available $27 posted - from Keith Jamieson, 52586 Burnett Hwy Bouldercombe 4702 Qld.
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"OUR BUSH BALLAD FAMILY"
Keith Jamieson & Alisha Smith
Bush Ballad Family (Keith Jamieson), 2. Days Of Old Keeroongooloo
( Wally Brummell/), 3. Barn Hill Station ( Keith Jamieson), 4.
Freedom Road ( A.E. Brooks), 5. Augathella Fella (Wave
Jackson), 6. Going Back To Blackall (Wally Brummell), 7.
True Blue Australian Christmas ( Keith Jamieson), 8. Old Pete's
Yellowbelly (Keith Jamieson) 9. Caitlyn Jane (Alisha Smith),
10. Lorna's Waltz (Alisha Smith), 11. My Grandfather's Clock
( B. Welch, H. Marvin/B.Bennette, J. Rostill) 12. Music Box Dancer
( Frank Mills), 13. Namatjira (Monologue by Keith Jamieson),
14. Sunnyside Sunset (Alisha Smith), 15. Tanami Track
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Years On The Road Of Song"
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A Picture of Australia
1. A Picture of Australia ( Keith Jamieson) 2. I Did it My Way ( Keith Jamieson) 3. The Blue Gum Tree Ball ( Keith Jamieson) 4. The Gibson Express ( Alisha Smith- instrumental) 5. May We Never Forget ( Keith Jamieson) 6. Carve a Cross For Me on a Bottle Tree ( Wave Jackson) 7. Ghosts of the Golden Mile (Slim Dusty / Joy McKean ) 8. Warrigal Creek ( Alisha Smith/ Keith Jamieson - instrumental by Alisha Smith) 9. I'm Goin Back To the Barcoo ( Keith Jamieson) 10. Bush Ballads Forever ( Bob and Cecilia Kane/Keith Jamieson) 11. The Early Morning Country Show ( Keith Jamieson) 12. Blackwater Junction ( Alisha Smith/Keith Jamieson - instrumental by Alisha Smith)
13. Browny ( Keith Jamieson) 14. My People ( Stan Coster) 15. Good Morning Australia (Keith Jamieson)
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BALLAD OF MULGA DAN (EP)
YEAR 2000 AUSTRALIAN BUSHMAN
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