"...Hank was back for our 100th show..."

Dwayne Elix and Bob Howe lead the finale as Mark & Ami cut a rug!
Photo by Terry Phillpot - Eyegraphics

'The 2008 HANK WILLIAMS Birthday Bash'
an all-star tribute to a legendary era of Country Music!
Presented by Canterbury Country on Thursday 11 September
at Canterbury-Hurlstone Park RSL Club in Sydney, Australia

and featured DWAYNE ELIX and a host of surprise guests including
VICTORIA McGEE, TRACY KILLEEN, BRYEN WILLEMS,
THE HARMONATORS, AMI WILLIAMSON, KEL-ANNE BRANDT,
RONNI RAE RIVERS, CLETIS CARR,
MARK LUCAS & THE DEAD SETTERS, ALBY & MELODY POOL,
DONNA BOYD, MURRAY HILL, SHARNEE FENWICK and many more...
The show was produced and hosted by BOB HOWE, NICKI GILLIS & the Hillbilly Heaven band.

DWAYNE ELIX
DWAYNE ELIX, Nicki Gillis & Mark Lucas

DONNA BOYD, VICTORIA McGEE, CLETIS CARR, MARK LUCAS, MELODY POOL, ALBY POOL, SHARNEE FENWICK
DONNA BOYD, VICTORIA McGEE, CLETIS CARR, MARK LUCAS,
MELODY POOL, ALBY POOL, SHARNEE FENWICK

DONNA BOYD
DONNA BOYD

Back Row: RONNI RAE RIVERS, TRACY KILLEEN, CHRIS MEARNS & STEVE GUNNING (Dead Setters), ALLAN TOMKINS, TOMI GRASO, GARY BROWN, BRYEN WILLEMS Front Row: MARK LUCAS, KEL-ANNE BRANDT, MARCUS HOLDEN
Back Row: RONNI RAE RIVERS, TRACY KILLEEN, CHRIS MEARNS & STEVE GUNNING (Dead Setters), ALLAN TOMKINS, TOMI GRASO,
GARY BROWN, BRYEN WILLEMS
Front Row: MARK LUCAS, KEL-ANNE BRANDT, MARCUS HOLDEN

MARK LUCAS & THE DEAD SETTERS
MARK LUCAS & THE DEAD SETTERS

DONNA BOYD, VICTORIA McGEE, CLETIS CARR, MARK LUCAS, MELODY POOL, ALBY POOL, SHARNEE FENWICK
Back Row: ALLAN TOMKINS, RONNI RAE RIVERS, MARK LUCAS, TRACY KILLEEN, NICKI GILLIS, STEVE GUNNING, BRYEN WILLEMS
Front Row: CHRIS MEARNS, LIZ KINNINMONT & RAE MOODY (The Harmonators), DWAYNE ELIX, DONNA BOYD

 

HANK WILLIAMS Birthday Bash
THE 2008 SET-LIST:

BOB HOWE & HILLBILLY HEAVEN
Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way?
Take These Chains From My Heart

VICTORIA McGEE
You Win Again
Faded Love

CLETIS CARR
My Bucket's Got A Hole In It
Kawliga Em - E major

THE HARMONATORS
Lovesick Blues
I Love You Honey

MURRAY HILL
Pan American
Crazy Heart

AMI WILLIAMSON
There's A Tear In My Beer
Howlin' at the Moon

SHARNEE FENWICK
Window Shopping
My Shoes Keep Walking Back To You

ALBY & MELODY POOL
Talkin' to Hank
Hank's Cadillac
I Heard That Lonesome Whistle
I Never Go Around Mirrors
Family Tradition
You're Still On My Mind
Storms Never Last

------------interval--------------

MARK LUCAS & The Dead Setters
Move It On Over
Jukebox Jury

RONNI RAE RIVERS
Honky Tonk Blues
I Fall To Pieces

BRYEN WILLEMS
There Stands the Glass
Your Cheatin' Heart

DONNA BOYD
I Can't Help It (If I'm Still In Love With You)
I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
Baby We're Really In Love

KEL-ANNE BRANDT
Silver Threads & Golden Needles
You Belong to Me

TRACY KILLEEN
Hey Good Lookin'
Jambalaya G

DWAYNE ELIX
Settin' The Woods On Fire
I Told A Lie To My Heart
Cajun Baby
Mind Your Own Business
Half As Much
Moanin' The Blues

Entire Cast - FINALE
I Saw The Light


The HILLBILLY HEAVEN Band for the night was
BOB HOWE, ALLAN TOMKINS, TOMI GRASO,
DOUG BOYD, TERRY PHILLPOT
and NICKI GILLIS
and they were joined by...
GARY BROWN on the dobro
and MARCUS HOLDEN (below) on the fiddle.

MARCUS HOLDEN

 


On stage photos by Terry Phillpot (Eyegraphics)
Backstage photos by Nicki Gilis and Bob Howe.

 

Thanks for TECHNICAL SUPPORT:
Michael, Will & Kate

Canterbury Country is staged on the second Thursday
of every month at Canterbury-Hurlstone Park RSL Club
in Sydney.

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Bob, Marcus & Gary

 

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