Cowboys in Cyberspace

Cowboys in Cyberspace
Australia’s award-winning Internet Country Music resource (Est. 1997)


May 29th, 2018

Gene Bradley FiskIt should come as no surprise that Gene Bradley Fisk has been a fan of Tom Russell and his music for some years now. Gene considers that Tom is “…probably the finest exponent of Americana music on the planet…” and from one outlaw to another, that’s a pretty cool recommendation.

What is surprising is that Tom Russell is not well known to most country music fans in Australia so hopefully Gene’s version of ‘Hair Trigger Heart’ may encourage more interest in his works. It’s a song that Gene has wanted to record from the moment he heard it and now with masterful production by Harry Jon Nanos at his Hideaway recording studio in Lancefield in rural Victoria, that wish has been fulfilled. Hopefully this will be the forerunner of more new material from Gene.

By the way, Tom Russell penned this song as a tribute to famous Mexican revolutionary general ‘Pancho Villa’ – who lived by his own rules.

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The Adventures of Smoky Dawson…A Life Remembered

March 19th, 2008

Stars of The Adventures of Smoky Dawson...A Life Remembered

The tribute concert at the Hills Centre in Sydney. On stage after the finale:
Back Row, L to R: John & Graeme Howie, Robert Edge, Jim Haynes,
Nick Erby, Graeme Connors, Johnny Chester, Lawrie Minson,
Dick Smith, John Kerr, James Blundell, John Williamson, Ray Martin
Front Row, L to R: Mary & Rita  Schneider, Clair Hayes, Lorrae Desmond, Melinda Schneider, Lee Kernaghan 


March 14th, 2008

Tony Page, Kirsty Lee Akers, Frank IfieldThursday 13th March, at Canterbury-Hurlstone Park RSL Club, Frank Ifield (right) presents his 2008 International Spur Award to Kirsty Lee Akers (centre) along with Tony Page (left) of The Rotary Club of Galston who sponsor the award in conjunction with the Galston Country Music Festival.

You can read Frank’s words here…

More photos – Canterbury Country site is here…

2008 Victorian Country Music Awards

February 8th, 2008

Pictured right: Harry Nanos and Donna Fisk receive the award for Duet of the Year from Melissa Brincatt of Delfin Lend Lease Victoria

A glittering red carpet affair was held to host the 2008 Victorian Country Music Awards on 8th February as part of a Whittlesea Country Music Festival. The awards night attracted a capacity crowd with guests from  interstate and overseas attending. Residents of Macedon district, DONNA FISK together with the band CRAKAJAK won Victorian and National awards for their recording of the original composition by Donna Fisk, Harry Nanos and Doug Bruce (Crakajak) “Somewhere Between the Truth and Goodbye”. Harry Nanos lead singer of Crakajak also took out the coverted prize of Entertainer of the year.

Pictured right: Harry Nanos and Donna Fisk receive the award for Duet of the Year from Melissa Brincatt of Delfin Lend Lease Victoria (photo by BIG DOG BITES)

Cowboys In Cyberspace re-vamp

August 7th, 2007

Hello cyberCowboys & Cowgirls!

As we get ready to re-launch Cowboys In Cyberspace for its TENTH BIRTHDAY celebrations, you can still enjoy the August 2007 column, all the photos and videos AND the last ten years of articles by clicking on this link:

All the old pages will be at their usual address if you have previously bookmarked them!

Come back soon and look for our new site!
Thanks to Susie Gardner and the Lab with Leo for their advice!

Thanks to you for your patience…