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Tamworth Hats Off Country Music Festival 2006
The Pub
The Young Balladeers
By Anna Rose, Tamworth – for and on behalf of Helen’s Ragepage!!!
Full houses for The Young Balladeers
Big mobs turned out to see The Young Balladeers at The Pub.
Matt, Amos, Nathan and Dan form a line of youthful enthusiasm across The Pub stage.
If you had ventured out to The Pub on Saturday, July 8 around noon, you could have been forgiven for thinking it was January instead of July.
With cars lined up along Dampier St and Gunnedah Rd, and an overflowing carpark, it could only mean one thing. Something special was happening inside the “spiritual home of country music in Tamworth”.
And special it was. The favourite sons of traditional country were back … The Young Balladeers.
Amos Morris, Matt Manning, Nathan Charlton and Dan Manning are a self-contained unit gaining a huge following in Australian country circles, and their popularity was more than evident for Hats Off to Country audiences.
After each performance each of the Young Balladeers was kept busy at the merchandise table, signing CDs and photos and getting to know their fans – who came in their hundreds.
On Sunday, the boys had an extra special VIP in the audience – Joy McKean, who is one of their biggest fans.
Joy loves the fact that the boys are continuing to keep the ballad tradition alive – and doing a great job of it too!

Amos, Matt, Nathan and Dan, with Joy McKean, after the last in their series
of Hats Off concerts at The Pub.
Amos Morris and Nathan Charlton – on stage at The Pub.
Matt Manning has a new album to share with fans of The Young Balladeers.
Print out and have the memories