2009 finale
Dwayne Elix leads the finale...
L to R: Mark, Dwayne, Kel-Anne, Ami, Merilyn, Luke, Nicki, Bob, Alan, Bryen
Photos by Terry Phillpot - Eyegraphics

'The 2009 HANK WILLIAMS Birthday Bash'
an all-star tribute to a legendary era of Country Music!
Presented by Canterbury Country on Thursday 10 September
at Canterbury-Hurlstone Park RSL Club in Sydney, Australia

and featured DWAYNE ELIX, ALAN KASH, THE MURRAY HILLBILLIES
AMI WILLIAMSON, MARK LUCAS & THE DEAD SETTERS
LUKE O'SHEA, VICTORIA McGEE, BRYEN WILLEMS
CAMILLE TE NAHU and STUIE FRENCH, KEL-ANNE BRANDT
DIANNE LINDSAY, MERILYN STEELE, GEORGIA WHITE,
JOHANNA HEMARA
and many more...
The show was produced and hosted by BOB HOWE, NICKI GILLIS & the Hillbilly Heaven band.

CAMILLE TE NAHU and STUIE FRENCH
CAMILLE TE NAHU and STUIE FRENCH

MURRAY HILL
MURRAY HILL

DIANNE LINDSAY and PETER SIMPSON
DIANNE LINDSAY and PETER SIMPSON

MARK LUCAS and Jake Lardot
MARK LUCAS and Jake Lardot

NICKI GILLIS, BOB HOWE, BRYEN WILLEMS
NICKI GILLIS, BOB HOWE, BRYEN WILLEMS

finale
Dwayne, Johanna, Kel-Anne, Merilyn, Luke, Nicki, Alan, Bryen

2009 poster
Flyer photo by DWAYNE ELIX

 

HANK WILLIAMS Birthday Bash
THE 2009 SET-LIST:

BOB HOWE & NICKI GILLIS and HILLBILLY HEAVEN
Settin' The Woods On Fire

GEORGIA WHITE
I Want To Be A Cowboy's Sweetheart
So Wrong

ALAN KASH
The Night Hank Williams Came To Town
I Love You Because

MERILYN STEELE
Walkin After Midnight
She's Got You

LUKE O'SHEA
Mansion On the Hill
Jerusalem to Jericho

VICTORIA McGEE
I Can't Help It If I'm Still In Love With You
Lovesick Blues

BRYEN WILLEMS
You Win Again
Your Cheatin' Heart

CAMILLE TE NAHU and STUIE FRENCH
She's Gone Gone Gone
Stranger

NICKI GILLIS
White Cliffs Of Dover

BOB HOWE & NICKI GILLIS
Gonna Lay Down My Old Guitar

Reading of a message of goodwill from
Hank's daughter, Jett Williams

First half finale
NICKI - MERILYN - VICTORIA
Jambalaya

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MURRAY HILLBILLIES
Pan American
No One Will Ever Know
When Payday Comes Around

DIANNE LINDSAY & PETER SIMPSON
I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
Move It On Over

MARK LUCAS & Dead Setters
I Can't Get You Off Of My Mind
Tower of Song

JOHANNA HEMARA
You Only Want Me When You're Lonely
He Taught Me To Yodel

KEL-ANNE BRANDT
Crazy
Blue Moon Of Kentucky

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

DWAYNE ELIX
Hey Good Lookin'
Moanin' The Blues
(I Heard That) Lonesome Whistle
Honky Tonk Blues
Blue Eyes Cryin' In The Rain
Half As Much/Window Shoppin'

Entire Cast - FINALE
I Saw The Light
I'll Fly Away


The HILLBILLY HEAVEN Band for the night was
BOB HOWE (guitar, harmonica, vocals, musical director),
ALLAN TOMKINS (bass, vocals, instrument making),
TERRY PHILLPOT (drums, photos and commentary),
and TOMI GRASO (pedal steel guitar extraordinaire).
They were joined by...
CLARE O'MEARA on the fiddle and piano
and GARY BROWN on the dobro

 

Thanks for TECHNICAL SUPPORT:
Michael, Will & Ian

Thanks to Debbie for keeping the flame burning...

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

Click Here for next month's line-up!

 

Photos by Terry Phillpot - Eyegraphics

 

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