Hank finale 2011
Dwayne Elix leads the 2011 finale...
L to R: Doug, Bryen, Karen, Steve, Chris, Mark, Wayne, Michael, Amber, Terry, Dwayne, Steve, Nicki, Allan, Rob, Christie, Cletis, Johanna, Bob
(photos by Tracy Dann)

'The 2011 HANK & PATSY BIRTHDAY BASH'
all-star tribute to Hank Williams and Patsy Cline and a legendary era of Country Music!
Presented by Canterbury Country on Thursday 8 September 2011
at Canterbury-Hurlstone Park RSL Club in Sydney, Australia
featuring
DWAYNE ELIX, STEVE PASSFIELD, MICHAEL WHITE,
WAYNE HORSBURGH, MARK LUCAS & THE DEAD SETTERS,
GEORGIA WHITE, BRYEN & KAREN WILLEMS, AMBER LAWRENCE,
JACK PLEDGE, CHRISTIE LAMB, CLETIS CARR, JOHANNA HEMARA,
AMI WILLIAMSON, and ROB WILSON.

The show was produced and hosted by BOB HOWE and NICKI GILLIS
with the Hillbilly Heaven band

MICHAEL, AMBER, DWAYNE
MICHAEL, AMBER, DWAYNE (Steve & Allan at back)

Dwayne remembers Bill
DWAYNE remembers BILL MONROE's 100th Birthday as well...

finale, left side
BRYEN, KAREN, JOHN, CHRIS, MARK, WAYNE, MICHAEL, AMBER, DWAYNE

finale, right side
DWAYNE, NICKI, ROB, CHRISTIE, CLETIS, JOHANNA, BOB

NICKI GILLIS
NICKI GILLIS

STEVE PASSFIELD, AMBER, JACK, GEORGIA, CLETIS, NICKI, MARK, AMI, STEVE GUNNING, BRYEN
L to R: STEVE PASSFIELD, AMBER, JACK, GEORGIA, CLETIS,
NICKI, MARK, AMI, STEVE GUNNING, BRYEN

CHRIS MEARNS, BOB, KAREN, BRYEN, WAYNE, MICHAEL, NICKI, MARK, DWAYNE, ROB, AMBER, JOHANNA, CHRISTIE, CLETIS
L to R: CHRIS MEARNS, BOB, KAREN, BRYEN, WAYNE, MICHAEL, NICKI, MARK, DWAYNE, ROB, AMBER, JOHANNA, CHRISTIE, CLETIS

WAYNE, DWAYNE, BOB and NICKI
WAYNE, DWAYNE, BOB and NICKI

2011 poster

THE 2011 SET-LIST:

BOB HOWE & and HILLBILLY HEAVEN
Why Don't You Love Me

NICKI GILLIS
Honky Tonk Merry Go Round
Crazy

MICHAEL WHITE
Lost Highway
Folsom Prison Blues

GEORGIA WHITE
Blue Moon of Kentucky
Tennesee Waltz

BRYEN & KAREN WILLEMS
My Sweet Love Ain't Around
You Win Again

JACK PLEDGE
Cold, Cold Heart
Take These Chains From My Heart

AMI WILLIAMSON
So Wrong
Turn The Cards Slowly

STEVE PASSFIELD
Down by the Riverside
I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry

NICKI GILLIS
leads 1st half finale:
Jambalaya

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MARK LUCAS & THE DEAD SETTERS
I Fall to Pieces
Faded Love

CHRISTIE LAMB
Your Cheating Heart
Leaving On Your Mind

CLETIS CARR
Kawliga
My Bucket's Got A Hole In It

JOHANNA HEMARA
She's Got You
You Only Want Me When You're Lonely

WAYNE HORSBURGH
Crazy Arms
Anytime

ROB WILSON
Lovesick Blues
Real Country

AMBER LAWRENCE
Foolin' Around
Walking After Midnight

DWAYNE ELIX
Move It On Over
I Can't Help It
Moanin' The Blues
Hey Good Lookin'
I Hear That Lonesome Whistle
I'm Blue, I'm Lonesome

Entire Cast - FINALE
I Saw The Light


The HILLBILLY HEAVEN Band for the night were
BOB HOWE (guitar, harmonica, vocals, musical director),
ALLAN TOMKINS (bass, vocals, instrument making),
TERRY PHILLPOT (drums, photos and commentary),
TOMI GRASO (pedal steel guitar extraordinaire)
and DOUG BOYD (piano).
They were joined by...JOHN LEE on the fiddle.

Co-host for the night was the fabulous NICKI GILLIS.

Photos by Tracy Dann (thank you Major!)

Thanks for outstanding TECHNICAL SUPPORT:
Michael, Will & Jay

Thanks to Deb 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!

Bob and Dwayne's shoes

 

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