Jan 15

High Country

Dec 30

Poking about Jerrawa & Dalton NSW

A few shots from a drive around Jerrawa and Dalton NSW

Old farm, Jerrawa NSW

Rail crossing, Jerrawa NSW

Old store, Jerrawa NSW

School of Arts Hall, Jerrawa NSW

Dalton Hall, Dalton NSW

Methodist/Uniting Church, Dalton NSW

St Michaels Anglican Church, Dalton NSW

Horse statues, Dalton NSW

Horse statues, Dalton NSW

 

Dec 16

Tori Darke, Yass

The amazingly talented young country music star, Tori Darke , played Yass Soldiers Club on 16 December for Country Rocks .

Tori is promoting her Silver Lining album – grab yourself a copy on itunes.

 

Dec 10

Keith Urban, Canberra

Multi-Grammy and ARIA Award winning artist Keith Urban’s eighth studio album RIPCORD is a 13-track, heartfelt collection of songs, including “The Fighter”, featuring Underwood, and is the result of collaborations with an eclectic group of Award-winning writers and co-producers.

Keith Urban, Canberra 2016 © Andrew Hennell

The RIPCORD album continues Urban’s decade-plus of top ten hits, cementing him as the artist with the longest continuous streak of such hits on the Billboard country charts.

“The last time we brought our tour to Australia the energy level was off the hook – unlike anything that we’d ever seen before,” said Urban. “And I can tell you now, that the music on this album RIPCORD, is born of and made for playing live. It’s gonna go to a whole other level and I can’t wait to get it airborne!!”

Keith Urban, Canberra 2016 © Andrew Hennell

With those expectations, I headed to Canberra’s GIO Stadium to see what the fuss was about. Wow was I in for a huge concert.

Opening with his latest high-energy hit, “Gone Tomorrow (Here Today)” the audience was instantly propelled into what was a non-stop, electrifying roller-coaster ride featuring world class production and a set-list jammed with his biggest hits – no wonder he is known as one of the industry’s best live performers.

Keith Urban, Canberra 2016 © Andrew Hennell

Urban played well-known hits including “Long Hot Summer”, “Break on Me”, “Somewhere in My Car”, “
Days Go By”, and the audience went absolutely nuts when Carrie Underwood returned to the stage to join Keith for “
The Fighter”. The duo then offered a spine-tingling rendition of the Stevie Nicks & Tom Petty song “Stop Draggin”
, before Urban launched into more well-known hits including “You Look Good in My Shirt” and “
Somebody Like You”

Keith Urban, Canberra 2016 © Andrew Hennell

Rounding out the main set with “John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16” and “
Wasted Time” the audience were screaming for more, and again Urban didn’t disappoint with a strong three-song encore.

Many know Urban from when he was a judge and mentor on ‘The Voice’, while many others remember him as a young Australian country star trying to make it here before following his dreams to Nashville. Well, Urban has made it – this is as polished a performance as any megastar offers. You don’t have to love country music to enjoy a Keith Urban concert – his live shows are a high-energy explosion of brilliant lighting, effects and great sound to match that will thrill any concert goer.

 

Keith Urban, Canberra 2016 © Andrew Hennell

Keith Urban, Canberra 2016 © Andrew Hennell

Keith Urban, Canberra 2016 © Andrew Hennell

Grab Keith’s latest album on iTunes!

 

Dec 10

Carrie Underwood, Canberra

Carrie Underwood, Canberra 2016. © Andrew Hennell

Since winning American Idol in 2005, Underwood has sold 58 million records worldwide, scored 21 No. 1 hits (including 11 she co-wrote), and earned over 100 major awards. She was the first female artist to be twice named the Academy of Country Music’s Entertainer of the Year. A respected member of the Grand Ole Opry, Underwood has tallied 38 weeks at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart with songs that have been streamed more than 1.5 billion times worldwide.

Carrie Underwood, Canberra 2016. © Andrew Hennell

From the small-town working mum and big-city, ladder-climbing, man she sings about in “Smoke Break” to the unsavoury Bonnie and Clyde type couple in “Choctaw County Affair” and the spousal abuse survivor in “Church Bells,” Storyteller is filled with complex characters: an intentional effort by Underwood.

Carrie Underwood, Canberra 2016. © Andrew Hennell

On stage, Underwood does not disappoint with a high-energy show blended seamlessly with her soulful, poignant songs.

Joining Keith Urban on stage for their duet “Fighter” brought the crowd to their feet, followed by the pair singing a spine-tingling rendition of the Stevie Nicks & Tom Petty song “Stop Draggin”
.

It can’t be easy playing support to a megastar such as Keith Urban, but Carrie proves she’s more than up to the task; and the audience win with two brilliant performers at the top of their game.

Carrie Underwood, Canberra 2016. © Andrew Hennell

 

Carrie Underwood, Canberra 2016. © Andrew Hennell

 

Grab Carrie Underwood’s latest album!

Dec 10

Red Wattlebird

The Red Wattlebird is a large, noisy honeyeater. The common name refers to the fleshy reddish wattle on the side of the neck.
http://www.birdsinbackyards.net/species/Anthochaera-carunculata

Nov 11

Sunny Cowgirls, Yass 2016

The Sunny Cowgirls returned to Yass for their Here we go album tour.

Grab the Sunny Cowgirls’ latest album

Nov 11

Jemma Beech, Yass Soldiers

Jemma Beech supported the Sunny Cowgirls in Yass. Jemma is an up-and-coming star herself, having recently released her first single and album Stuck in the mud 

Grab Jemma’s album on iTunes

Nov 07

Pulletop NSW

"How long to the next train?" Old rail station, Pulletop, NSW.

“How long to the next train?” Old rail station, Pulletop, NSW.

Rolling hills, Pulletop, NSW.

Rolling hills, Pulletop, NSW.

Oct 07

Deni Ute Muster – mud & crowds

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