Tamworth - Country & Western capital of Australia
Trip Start Jul 20, 2007
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This was the next stop on our NSW trip: Tamworth, the Country and Western capital of Australia. Us, like a couple of 'City Blow-ins', were eager to expose our Country and Western roots (if we had any?). Once a year, each January in Tamworth, people come from far and wide to experience the Country & Western Music festival. Missing this, we hoped we could make do with "Brenton Williams", who was performing live at the local bar - the bar which stood within the shadow of the famous 'giant' Golden Guitar. (Yee Haw!)
Unfortunately for us, this particular singer was more interested in playing American Rock covers of bands that we could have heard in Canada
Pretty soon the tavern denizens had received the final results of the big Thursday night raffle and boot scooted on out of there. We followed soon afterwards, but not before testing our 'skill level' on the breathalyzer attached to the pub wall (we both failed). Luckily we only had to walk across the street to get back to our accommodation, "Plumes on the Green". This Bed and Breakfast, by the way, was superb and the gracious proprietor, Nola, provided us with more yummy food than we could possibly eat.
Next up, we take a turn 'Sideways' to Hunter Valley, where wine growing and drinking is the norm.