Allan Caswell – 50 years in Oz Tour

50 YEARS IN OZ
30/03/16 KEDRON, QUEENSLAND KEDRON WAVELL RSL Australia
Time: 1:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: UNKNOWN.
01/04/16 WOODGATE BEACH, QUEENSLAND WOODGATE BEACH HOTEL Australia
Time: 7:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. WITH VERY SPECIAL GUEST SELEEN McALISTER
02/04/16 BYFIELD, QLD RAINFOREST RANCH Australia
Time: 3:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 76 YAXLEY’S RD. SONGWRITER SESSION – ALLAN TALKS ABOUT HIS SONGS AND HOW HE WROTE THEM
02/04/16 BYFIELD, QLD RAINFOREST RANCH Australia
Time: 6:00pm. Admission: $20. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 76 YAXLEY’S RD. AN EVENING WITH ALLAN CASWELL DINNER AVAILABLE
03/04/16 BYFIELD, QLD RAINFOREST RANCH Australia
Time: 12:00pm. Admission: $20. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 76 YAXLEY’S RD. 50 YEARS IN OZ WITH VERY SPECIAL GUEST SLEEN McALISTER
06/04/16 Theebine (Near Gympie) Theebine Hotel Australia
Time: 9:00am. Age restrictions: All Ages. SONGWRITING WORKSHOP
07/04/16 Theebine (Near Gympie) Theebine Hotel Australia
Time: 7:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Songwriting Workshop 9.30am till 5 pm as well
08/04/16 BRISBANE WALRUS CLUB Australia
Time: 7:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. WITH VERY SPECIAL GUEST SELEEN McALISTER
09/04/16 KINGSCLIFFE KINGSCLIFFE BOWLS CLUB Australia
Time: 7:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: MARINE PDE. WITH VERY SPECIAL GUEST SELEEN McALISTER
10/04/16 SAWTELL, NSW SAWTELL RSL Australia
Time: 4:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages.
17/04/16 KATOOMBA HOTEL BLUE Australia
Time: 8:00am. Age restrictions: All Ages.
20/04/16 Collaroy Plateau War Vets Australia
Time: 1:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages.
24/04/16 KINGSFORD SOUTH SYDNEY JUNIORS Australia
Time: 2:00pm. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: ANZAC PDE.
29/04/16 WAVERLY EASTERN SUBURBS LEGION CLUB Australia
Time: 8:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: BRONTE RD.
01/05/16 BANKSTOWN BANKSTOWN SPORTS CLUB Australia
Time: 1:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages.
08/05/16 KATOOMBA HOTEL BLUE Australia
Time: 8:00am. Age restrictions: All Ages.
22/05/16 MUDGEE MUDGEE BREWING COMPANY Australia
Time: 1:00pm. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: 4 CHURCH ST.
05/06/16 KATOOMBA HOTEL BLUE Australia
Time: 8:00am. Age restrictions: All Ages.
18/06/16 Macksville, NSW Macksville RSL Australia
Time: 7:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages.
19/06/16 BERESFIELD BERESFIELD BOWLING CLUB Australia
Time: 6:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages.
02/08/16 CARLTON, NSW ST GEORGE LEAGUES CLUB Australia
Time: 12:00pm. Age restrictions: No Minors.
10/09/16 – 11/09/16 MT VICTORIA VICTORIA AND ALBERT HOTEL Australia
Time: 12:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. TSA/SONGS ALIVE AUSTRALIA SONGWRITING WORKSHOP … WITH ROGER CORBETT.
23/09/16 – 03/10/16 MILDURA MILDURA COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL Australia
Time: 10:00am. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: SEVERAL.

#karlcandothis #countyourblessings – Our Karl to Triumph!

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Unfortunately, due to a minor illness, I could not make it to the Karl Broadie Benefit last night. Karl is going through some tough times with the Big C, but he has the Australian Country Music Family with him every step of the way.  Within hours of Karl quietly announcing his predicament, artists, fans and other members of the country music world got together and started organising several benefits, donations and words of hope and support.

I have been a fan of Karl’s for a long time, first seeing him at the Songwriters in the round at Tamworth Services many years ago. As most of you know, I am a folkie first, and Karl’s music is very much the Country Folk/Country Celtic kind.

I have been lucky enough to see Karl do a fair few gigs, including one of my favourite all time gigs at the Dag a few July Tamworths ago with Luke O’Shea, Allan Caswell and Tamara Stewart.

The lovely Aleyce  Simmonds introduced me officially to Karl and Rachel at The Vanguard a few years ago. He is a softly spoken man with a gentle wit, at least, as a fan, that is the way that he comes across.

His music runs through many subjects, sometimes Dylanesque, sometimes just Karlesque. His music is great to listen to on rainy Sunday afternoons and late at night by a fire.

I have posted a few of his videos here, in case you don’t know his music or if you just want to hear it again.

I have written a few reviews for Karl and it has always been a pleasure, it is easy writing about something that you love.

Karl is a much loved man in Australian Country Music and he is as determined to fight this awful disease as we are determined to help and support him.

Raise a beer (or whatever your poison is), cheer him on and please help if you can. While you are doing it, count your blessings and live and love every day of your life.

#karlcandothis