On February 23, we fly to New Zealand where we will spend a week visiting friends Teresa hasn’t seen since she was an exchange student there in the 1970s. Then we will move on to Australia where we will join cowboy poet Waddie MItchell to travel and perform together as The Lonesome Rangers for five weeks at folk festivals, clubs, cattle stations, and house concerts.
Here’s our itinerary so far for the Great Australian Tour. We’ll add to it as more gigs evolve. If you are going to be in Australia, we’d love to see you! And please, tell your Australian friends.
23 February–4 March – Hal and Teresa in New Zealand
5 March – Hal and Teresa arrive in Melbourne
6 March – Melbourne, Trades Hall Bar, 8PM, Lonesome Rangers with Ted Egan
8 March – Geelong, Merrigoround House Concert, Lonesome Rangers
9-12 March – Port Fairy Folk Festival, Lonesome Rangers, performances and workshops.
15 March – Clarence Park, Adelaide, Trinity Sessions, 8 PM, Eric Bogle and Lonesome Rangers
16 and 17 March – McLaren Vale Winery, Singing Gallery, 8PM, Ted Egan & Lonesome Rangers
23 March – Brunette Downs – private event
28 March – Alice Springs, Sink a Tinny Downs House Concert and barbeque, Ted Egan and Lonesome Rangers
4 April – Sydney, Humph Hall, 7PM, Lonesome Rangers
9-13 April – Hal works at Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) National producing one-hour radio special on the legendary folklorist John Lomax with the wonderful producer Sherre Delys.