The final day of the festival had some great music on offer. First up were the Bluegrass Allstars (formerly known as the Flying Emus) and unfortunately not much of the previous nights crowd were up at 10.30am to see them.
Craig Morrison was next and as usual he did not disappoint. I have seen Craig perform quite a few times and he always puts on a great show.
David Lee Murphy was next up on the main stage and I must admit that I wasn’t very familiar with his music, but that soon changed and I am now a fan. Not only is he a very talented performer but his songwriting skills are very much in demand too.
The talented performers were not limited to those from the USA and Australia as next up was Aaron Jury from New Zealand.
I was blown out of the water by the bold and edgy sound of the next act who I had never heard of before – The Farm from the USA. The three band members, Nick, Krista and Damien bring together a diverse array of musical talents that is just bursting with energy. It was one the first of the CD’s that I purchased at the on-site music store. The fiddle riffs were incredible and created a sound that helps the band stand out from the crowd.
It was great to see another very talented Australian artist up next in the form of Aleyce Simmonds. Aleyce is always popular with the fans and here talents continue to grow after winning the winning the award for ‘Female Rising Star’ at the 2011 Australian Independent Country Music Awards of Australia. Her new album being released in a few months time is being eagerly awaited for by her growing fan base.
Canadian Dean Brody was next on the main stage. He is has been a real success story in Canada and won three 2011 CCMA Awards for Album, Songwriter and Single of the Year. If you haven’t already done so then have listen to his latest album, Dirt.
Final instalment to come soon