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Posted Thursday, February 5, 2015
Garry started singing old bush ballads in his home state Queensland in the late 1950s and was one of the founders of the Moreton Bay Bushwackers, Queensland's first Bush Band.
In 1960 he was a founder member of The Wayfarers, for decades a stalwart of the Brisbane folk scene. In 1964 The Wayfarers were involved in setting up the Brisbane Folk Centre.
From 1970 Garry was working as a singer in various restaurants around Sydney. From 2000 until 2006 he sang at his own cafe The Whistlestop at Thirlmere.
Garry has a passion for the story in the song and has developed a repertoire of Australian, Irish, English and Scottish folk songs, but will be concentrating on his Australian repertoire at Duke's.
Door opens 7.30 for 8pm start. Session 10.00-11.30pm
Cost - $10
Bring something to drink & a plate for supper
Enquiries - Sandra 9358 4886
Duke's place, named after our honoured early member Harold 'Duke' Tritton (1886-1965), is the place to go once a month for a great night of Australian songs in concert and session. Duke was a powerful singer who supplied BMC with many songs he had learnt in his younger days while working as a shearer and at other bush jobs. He was also a songwriter and poet giving us songs that have entered the tradition such as Sandy Hollow Line and Shearing in the Bar.
historic photo supplied
Gary @ The Dog - Sandra Nixon