ON FIRE: More than 19,000 punters turned out for Midnight Oil’s concert at Hope Estate last Saturday. Picture: Jonathan CarrollSLICK OILThere’sa plethora of winery shows ahead this summer, but the bar was set incredibly high by Aussie rock giants Midnight Oil last Saturday at Hope Estate. The atmosphere was electric due to a red-hot crowd. Organisers confirmed this week that more than 19,000 people witnessed The Oils triumphant return.
BACK IN BLACKUnfortunately onelegend who won’t be returning is Johnny Cash. However, the Man In Black’s legacy is living on next year when n country singers Daniel Thompson andStuie French bring theRevisits Johnny Cash At Folsom Prison show to Newcastle City Hall on February 24.
CRAWL ONJames Reyne is taking his extensive solo and n Crawl catalogue on the road for intimate acoustic shows in regional towns. Reyne will perform at the Cessnock Performing Arts Centre on April 6.
ON A ROLLOnecountry act making waves is Newcastle’s Hurricane Fall. Last week they performedDon’t Miss Me on reality TV show, The Bachelorette, and appeared on theRock the Boat CruisewithStatus Quo.
ADIOSSally Walker’sTwilight Musical Dialogues has been a raging success among classicalfans in Newcastle this year and the flautist’sfinal recital promises to be hermostvivacious.The Passionate Music of South America and Spain on November 10 at the Adamstown Uniting Church features musicfrom Chilean-born n pianistDaniel Rojas and ArgentineAstorPiazolla.
SAFE BET Country fans, keep November 24 free because Narrabri songbird Sarah Leete willperformat Mayfield’s Sunset Studios. Leete has releasedher debut singleSafeand will follow with anEP on November 3.