Port Fairy Folk Festival 2000

Played at the 2000 Port Fairy festival in a busking capacity and that proved to be a challenging affair. I don't know where I got the idea from but I thought the event was mainly an acoustic function. How wrong can you be? I finally gave up half way through Sunday afternoon after a young band set up on an outside stage close to where I was performing. Up went the volume, on went the distortion pedals and I was out of business. I packed up and headed back for the car. I passed another busker who was playing an accordion and he was set up right in front of the stage. We just looked at each other and shrugged our shoulders, we just couldn't compete with the amplified performers. My car was three blocks from where the stage was situated and I could still hear them. (The best (only) place I've found that supports acoustic music has got to be the Maldon Folk Festival)

The weekend wasn't a complete write off as Mark O'Neil from 3WAY FM in Warrnambool heard a little of what I was playing and invited me back to perform on his show later that evening. Spent a most pleasant 90 minutes chatting, playing tracks from my 3 CD's and playing live to air. Thanks Mark!