Thank You Slater's Homestead!

A little closer to home this week on Thank You Thursday, I would like to send out a big thank you to Wendy, Andrea, Sheree and all the volunteers that help towards making Slater's Homestead such a great venue.


Influenced by Bare Wires

Veteran British blues artist John Mayall has brought out a number of albums that I have found to be influential that I will discuss over the oncoming weeks. 1967 release Bare Wires is one of those albums.

I never really…

Thank You Uniquely Toodyay!

Today I would love to thank Ruth and crew at "Uniquely Toodyay". Uniquely Toodyay is situated at the Old Post Office building in the main street of Toodyay. They do an excellent job there of showcasing the best that Toodyay…

Influenced by Celtic Harp

Whenever I am delving into some new style or I have a recording project on for somebody and I am unfamiliar with the territory, I will buy a bunch of "reference CDs" to get me acquainted with the type of…

Thank You Hansen's Hot Bread Shop!

On this installment of "Thank You Thursday" I'd like to thank everybody at Hansen's Hot Bread Shop in Bridgetown.

Bridgetown is a great place to play, the main street pretty much sits at the bottom of a valley, so I…

Meet Kea the Dog

Name: Kea

Age: 13

Breed: Shitzu Maltese Cross

Favourite Food: People food

Favourite Song: Deaf

Anecdote: Kea is named after a cheeky New Zealand bird that has been known to eat the windscreen wipers on your car.

Influenced by O'Carolan's Dream 

O'Carolan's Dream is Volume 4 in Patrick Ball's Celtic Harp series. It features a bunch of Turlough O'Carolan tunes and other Celtic compositions played by Patrick Ball on wire strung harp.

This record has had a big influence on me…

Meet Snoop Dog the Dog

Name: Snoop Dog

Age: 7

Breed: Maltese Cross

Favourite Food: Anything coated in gravy

Favourite Song: Gin and Juice by Snoop Dog

Anecdote: Snoop Dog is very friendly with people and other dogs and often makes guest appearances at old…

Influenced by Painted by Memory

Elvis Costello is one of those artists that I've always liked but never felt the urge to own his entire catalog. So I tend to cherry pick at his work which is probably appropriate because he has produced such a…

Meet Shadow the Dog

Name: Shadow

Age: 6

Breed: Staffy

Favourite Food: Dried Biscuits

Favourite Song: Listening to Norm sing country and western.

Anecdote: Shadow has jumped through closed windows twice, the first time picking up an enormous vet bill.