thanks gympie…

The Gympie Music Muster was something elsegympie2014
After not having played there for more than 10 years
It was kinda amazing to not only head back to one of the biggest and best music festivals in Australia gympie3
But also have it be better than expectedgympie2
And by that I mean, HOLY SHITBALLS SO MANY PEOPLE SHOWED UP. gympie4
It’s what I’d hoped for but never really expectedgympie5
So thanks Gympie, and thanks to all the fucking amazing people who came to both of my shows there It made for a most excellent experience for this chick singer gympie6
Until next time….
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babes in the bush

A couple of years ago I got the chance to go visit my mate Bush Babe and her family, at their farm in Queensland
If you were around then, you would have read all about my adventures trying to get there and how much I loved it once I DID actually arrive

Well, my kids never forgave me for that.
You went to a FARM and fed ANIMALS and didn’t TAKE us???

I decided that if I ever DID get the chance to take them, I would.
And this trip to Oz had a 3 day window where we could make it happen.

Giddyup!

5 hour flight from Perth to Brisbane
5 hour drive from Brisbane to Bush Babe’s place
38 hours there
10 hours to get back home
As we say in Australia, ‘piece of piss!’ (means EASY)

Mum came with us
Because Macaroni and Magoo want Nanna to be EVERYWHERE they are
Me too!
Plus Mum has an internal GPS that shits all over mine
Meaning we wouldn’t get crazy and hopelessly lost getting there like I did last time

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To say my girls had the time of their lives in an understatement

They rode horses
They fed bulls
They rode on a quad bike
They learnt how to crack a whip
They watched me give a lightening quick guitar lesson to the only best student I ever had

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They went to see a country kid’s school (2 classrooms for ALL the kids, so cool!)
They saw baby animals and big animals
They built a fort/cubby house out of bales of hay
They became the best of friends with two little Aussies

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They climbed trees and had mud fights in the creek
They had a picnic by the river
They watched a spectacular Queensland bush sunset
They had an adventure of a life time

Definitely something two city kids from Chicago won’t soon forget

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We ALL loved it
There’s NOTHING like the Aussie bush
Or the incredible hospitality that goes with it

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Thanks BB, to you and your fabulously cool family
x

PS – you can find Bush Babe’s website (and her brilliant documentation of life on the land) on her popular blog by CLICKING HERE
Or head over to her Facebook page!

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sydney!

The good news?
All the shows for this year are currently being confirmed
The really good news?
Sydney, you’re first!!
Yep, Dad and I are headed your way!

Tour starts 9th April in Hexham and runs for 4 weeks
Complete venue details will be up next week, with ticket info and all that exciting stuff

Also, SOLO shows in June
For those of you asking (& emailing me A LOT) about UK shows, we’re working on it (for later in the year) ….and will keep you posted, promise!
Melbourne & Perth Casinos in November with Dad
And lots of other fun stuff in between
Get excited!!
Although, I reckon I’m excited enough for all of us
But that could just be the 4 cups of coffee and the fact that I’m having a great fucking hair day.

photo credit www.gigshot.com