Lee Kernaghan is re-releasing the fund raising hit Spirit Of The Bush on iTunes to support the NSW Bushfire Appeal. The song features vocal performances from Lee, Adam Brand and Steve Forde supported by an all-star lineup of artists featuring The McClymonts, Sunny Cowgirls, Tania Kernaghan, Nick Kingswell, Travis Collins, Kirsty Lee Akers, Shae Fisher, The Davidson Brothers, Dianna Corcoran, Aleyce Simmonds and Jake Nikolia.

“The song was originally written to raise the hopes of drought stricken communities across Australia during one of the worst droughts in our recent history,” Lee said. “At the time of recording all the artists and the songwriters involved agreed that the song should remain as a fundraiser for rural and regional Australia in perpetuity. Right now there is probably no greater cause than assisting those people in NSW who have lost homes and property in the NSW Bushfires.”

It was agreed by all involved that 100% of the artist royalties, record company income and all music publishing income and royalties would be donated to the cause. The song is available on iTunes. It is $2.19 and the idea is to give people a way to donate that is not expensive, but hopefully large numbers will participate.

Please help promote this great fundraising cause by sharing this information. Spirit Of The Bush is available from the following link:


If you are looking for a good time on Melbourne Cup day, 5th November but don't want to miss the race - this is the most perfect day! Country favourites Rough Cut and The Dalton Gang will entertain you, Dazza, Donna and Nathan with teach you to dance, and the venue will feed you a delicious country roast! You can even watch the race on the big screens.


Tuesday 5th November (Melbourne Cup Day Holiday)12 noon - 6 pm.


Syrena Polish Club

1325 Stud Rd, Rowville

Rick – 0439 277 300


Only $29

What do you get!:

Rough Cut (Voted “The Most Popular Band” 2012-2013 by the Country Music Guild of Australia)

The Dalton Gang Three Piece band with a BIG band sound!

Country Roast with a choice of Chicken or Beef (dessert too)

Dazza, Donna, Nathan - all experienced linedance instructors will teach you:

  • 1 Beginner linedance (everyone is welcome here, it is YOUR opportunity to learn a few steps)
  • 1 New Intermediate linedance

Drinks at Bar Prices

Great dance floor

Plenty of Parking

"Portland's THE FORGHORN STRINGBAND stands at the top of today's vibrant old-time music revival.... Each album finds them deeper into the tradition, more familiar with the rich resources of roots music, and more focused, but still propelled by that undercurrent of punk energy." - Art Menius. The band is Caleb Klauder, vocals & mandolin, Sammy Lind, fiddle and vocals, Nadine Landry, vocals and bass, and Reeb Willems, vocals and guitar. The music is energetic and authentic American roots music: old-time, bluegrass, Cajun, country.

You can catch up with the band at the New South Wales Bluegrass and Acoustic Country Concert on November 2nd. This will be a great evening of authentic acoustic bluegrass, country and Appalachian stringband music.

Also ppearing with the Foghorn Stringband:


Hunter & Suzy Owens are well-known to country and bluegrass music lovers for their beautiful singing, wonderful songwriting and instrumental skills. Hunter, originally from Charlottesville, Virginia, plays mandolin and guitar, Suzy plays bass and fiddle, both sing lead and harmony. Their performances are based mostly on an original repertoire, songs which speak to your heart and tell stories that are hard to forget. hunterandsuzyowens.com


The Three Jimmies - Jimmy Rush, Nigel Lever and Quentin Fraser - are all top pickers, playing a variety of instruments, but mainly featuring their skills on guitar in this lineup. Jimmy Rush has won a place in flatpicking guitar many times at the Tamworth bluegrass instrumental championships, and Quentin recently won second place in dobro at the 78th Galax Fiddlers Convention in Virginia in 2013.

Concert details:

Annandale Neighbourhood Centre

79 Johnston St, Annandale, NSW

Concert starts 7.45pm

$20 / $10 BTCMSA members.

Tea, coffee, soft drinks and delectable goodies available.

For more information, telephone (02) 9456 1090, check out our website or visit us on Facebook.

Paul Costa is appearing this Friday 25th October at the Country Music Guild of Australia located at the Pascoe Vale RSL in Victoria.

He will be supported by one of the best three piece bands around, the Dalton Gang. A great night out for a very small cost - $8 for visitors and $5 members - where else can you be entertained for so little?

Well priced meals available at the RSL, eat while you enjoy the show.

Paul has two releases form his 4th CD - check out the youtube clips.




Get the single NOW! FREE download @ originalsin.bandcamp.com

Acoustic duo, Original Sin, cook up a country flavoured, stomping-blues original set of 'bluegrass deliciousness,' mixed with a soulful revival of traditional gospel and blues, dredged up from the likes of Blind Willie Johnson and Memphis Minnie.

The pair have been said to 'transport you back to the Mississippi Delta,' with their unencumbered, wholesome performance, founded on a driving beat, vibrant melodies, sweet harmonies and spirited guitar lines.

Home-grown from the Central Coast of New South Wales, Original Sin comprises the unprocessed, honeyed vocals, of Ariel, urged on and encouraged by the tireless guitar picking and sweet harmonies of Jordan, the combination possessing a lilting honesty.

After years of pursuing solo projects, Original Sin’s eclectic talents can be heard throughout - Jordan occupies his boundless skill with a wide range of instruments and span of genres – including currently drumming with psychedelic rock outfit Bad Valley. Ariel tinkers with vastly varied musical projects and has featured in collaborations with hip hop and Folk/Rock artists.

Original Sin was born in September 2012 – a misunderstanding at the Gospel Garden Sanctuary saw the duo take to the stage for the first time – with only twenty minutes to prepare, Jordan and Ariel surprised both audiences and themselves and wordlessly understood that this was something to pursue.

Since then they have seen great success at the 2013 Tamworth Country Music Festival and countless gigs on the Central Coast.

With an invitation to perform at the Airlie Beach Music Festival in November, Original Sin will be making their presence known all the way along the North East Coast of Australia from late September.


With a young voice that seems to have travelled these parts many times before and fingers that reminis a place and time far from us, comes a sound that sways the long grass with light restrain, yet so much power, 'Original Sin is a finger-pickin’, feet stompin', hollerin' revel. '