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Paul Wookey at Sutherland Folk Club
Thurs 10th November 2005

By Margaret Bradford
Posted Wednesday, November 2, 2005

N.B. Enda Kenny has had to cancel due to a death in his family in Ireland. Enda has chosen Paul Wookey as his replacement.

8pm start

Sutherland District Trade Union Club (The Tradies)
Cnr Manchester Road North & The Kingsway, Gymea

Entry: $10.00

Contact: Margaret Bradford (02) 9520 6180

Paul Wookey has been a distinctive singer and songwriter since he first discovered the music of Woody Guthrie and Bob Dylan and was inspired to pick up a guitar and emulate his heroes.

Over many years he has honed these skills and toured extensively throughout Australia with occasional international forays.

A regular performer at numerous folk and country music festivals, he won the prestigious Best New Artist Award at the Tamworth Country Music Festival in 1981 in recognition of the quality of his first album, "Mountain Breakfast" distributed through EMI.

Paul's music is not easy to classify, sitting somewhere between folk, blues and country music with a more or less even distribution of Irish, American and Australian influences.

What counts, of course, is the quality of his songs and this was recognized after the release in 2000 of Paul's "One Way Ticket" album. A lot of interest was stimulated as a result of the extensive airplay of the album on Radio National. Glenn A. Baker was in fact moved to say that the album contained a collection of "powerful and important Australian songs" in his review for the Financial Review.

Paul has now completed his new album "I Wish It Would Rain".

This is Paul's first time at our club. It would be great if we could all turn up to give him a big welcome!!! I can assure you if you can make it to this concert, you will not be disappointed.

Look forward to seeing you all . . .

Margaret

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