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  Anne Kirkpatrick is the daughter of Slim Dusty and Joy McKean. 
Carnamah Drought Buster Tamworth on Tour Concert SUCCESS!!
The Shire of Carnamah (WA) is proud to announce that the Carnamah Drought Buster Tamworth on Tour Concert was an outstanding success with 638 tickets sold for the evening (the township has a population of less than 1000).

Carnamah Shire CEO Tony Nottle said the event was well supported by the Carnamah community as well as the Mid West. “It was amazing to see not only our own residents of the Carnamah Shire enjoying themselves, but also people from the surrounding communities in Mid West.”

Country music artists James Blundell, Anne Kirkpatrick and Felicity Urquhart put on a first-class show and supported the Droughtbuster concept with open arms.

“James, Anne and Felicity really invigorated the crowd and helped all of those affected by the drought to forget about their worries for a while.” “Felicity even sang her song ”Big Black Cloud” and hoped that it would bring some overdue rain for Carnamah” Mr. Nottle stated.

The night proved to be a great success with the inclusion of local bands MAD Q and the North Midlands Musical Society completing the bill.

But more importantly all the profits made for the event will be put towards the local volunteer and community groups.
“In times like these, even our sporting, volunteer and community organizations are affected adversely by the dry season also.” Mr. Nottle said. “It is hoped that the funds will see the continuation of these worthwhile groups in our community.”

The Tamworth on Tour Organising Committee is even considering the possibility of making the event an annual one.

“While it takes a lot of hard work and organization, there is no disputing the fact that the benefits to our community encourage us to consider it again.”

The Carnamah Droughtbuster Tamworth on Tour event was supported through the Department of Agriculture’s Dry Season Assistance Scheme.
The Showman’s Daughter, Anne Kirkpatrick, joins Graeme in Dandenong, Rosebud and Wangaratta for the “Two of Us” concerts where you’ll be entertained with the latest material from both acts, revisit the classics and catch up on the stories that have entwined their successful solo careers.

Anne’s achievements include an ARIA and 6 Golden Guitars, her most recent awarded this year for the Bush Ballad written by her Mother Joy McKean, “Peppimenarti Cradle”.
Click here Graeme Connors Artist Report Page
Trev Warner, Michael Vidale, Ann Kirkpatrick and Rod McCormack
Photos at Bill Chambers Session at Trev Warner's Bluegrass
Anne's "Showman's Daughter" album has just made the final 5 of the ARIA nominations
Country Album Nominations
Adam Brand (What a Life)
Anne Kirkpatrick "Showman's Daughter"
Lee Kernaghan (The New Bush)
Catherine Britt (Too Far Gone)
Troy Cassar-Daley (Brighter Day) ..

Graeme Connors & Anne Kirkpatrick
On Tour in September
It’s All Good for Graeme Connors and The Showman’s Daughter, Anne Kirkpatrick in their new show Two Of Us which unites long time friends on their first tour together for performances at Mount Evelyn, Sale and Hallam in September.

Iconic storytellers, Graeme and Anne have contributed to the contemporary Australian landscape for decades and audiences are in for a real treat as this musical partnership shares the songs and stories of their interconnected history in an informal atmosphere.

Anne Kirkpatrick was born into the industry and destined for a life on the road as the daughter of the late Slim Dusty and Joy McKean. She first appeared on stage at the age of 10 in her parents travelling show and found her unique heritage a mixed blessing. Riding the corrugations of audience expectation and her passion for music outside of the bush ballad genre, it was with great courage that she found her niche and musical independence.

Upon release of her 8th album Out of the Blue in 1991, Anne was finally accepted in her own right and mainstream and country accolades applauded her as a true revolutionary. An ARIA and 2 of Anne’s 3 Golden Guitars were awarded for this album. This year’s The Showman’s Daughter has also reaped high praise for its authentic roots style and is Anne’s first solo studio album since 1997.

Graeme Connors is a gifted songwriter who captures people, place, a mood and our hearts through his evocative lyrics and distinctive voice.

Graeme’s phenomenal achievements include Gold and Platinum albums, 12 Golden Guitars, MO, APRA, ARIA, PPCA Awards, international accolades and induction into the Tamworth Hall of Fame.

His 13th album It’s All Good, is a superb tweaking of original and timeless hits, new compositions and classic covers just released in celebration of a successful solo career.

Graeme has written many hits for Slim Dusty and Anne Kirkpatrick. He has also contributed to the success of other artists through commissions and collaborations.

Two of Us is your invitation to revisit the classics, hear the latest material and catch up on the stories which have entwined the extensive careers of 2 of our most respected and awarded artists.

Don’t miss your chance for a warm and entertaining night with friends.

Victorian tour dates are:
14th Sept York on Lilydale, Mt Evelyn - Bookings on 03 9736 4000
15th Sept Esso BHP Billiton Wellington Ent Centre Sale - Bookings  on 03 5143 3200
18th Sept Hallam Taverner - Bookings  on 03 8786 0200
www.graemeconnors.com.au   Click here Graeme Connors Artist Report
Country Meets the City" Photos
back in February 2001 at the newly opened Sydney Showground at Homebush.
Anne has brought out her new album "Showmans Daughter".  Two tracks were Slim's "When the Rain Tumbles Down in July' and Cunnamulla Fella. It also has two tracks in honour of her dad "Drive Away" and "One of a Kind".  Ann's son James wrote the song
"Never Say Never".
Ben Kelly, Michel Rose, Anne Kirkpatrick, Charley Boyter and Amos Morris
Photos courtesy of Peter Moran
Joy McKean and Anne Kirkpatrick
Print out and have the memories 

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