March 16, 2020: A Message From Our President
A suggestion whilst we are all locked in our houses could be to watch some of the band videos we have filmed and posted here on our Guild site. Also, support and encourage where possible thoseentertainers and musicians reaching out.
The CMGA committee wish to extend our very best wishes to all and stay safe and happy.
Country Music Guild
March 16, 2020
Saturday November 28, 2020: Picnic at Queens Park
The weather forecast was for 25 – 27 degrees but by 2 pm it was down to 19.2 but the local in-park coffee shop did its job and we all survived a great afternoon.
We are hoping to have a social function at the Pascoe Vale RSL just before Christmas as long as the number of patrons allowed indoors is expanded by then. Stay tuned for details soon.
Christmas Get Together At The Pascoe Vale RSL, Friday December 18, 2020
After 8 long months without gigs we finally had a get together at the Pascoe Vale RSL on Friday December 18 for Guild members. We were only allowed 70 patrons and they enjoyed the night.
Terry Dean and Gary Carruthers put on a fine show with special appearances on lead guitar by Con Anag and Leo Dalton and vocal guests Karan Johns and Rene Diaz.
At this stage we are hoping to be back with regular bands from late January.
2020: Deaths in Country Music
Harold Reid (Statlers)
Justin Townes Earle
Dick was involved with the Country Music Guild of Australasia for many years.
We send our condolences to Dick’s wife, Lorraine and family.
Judy Senn: On behalf of my family, mum Lorraine, my siblings Michelle and Stephen we thank you for your kind words. Dad was stoic until the end and maintained his wicked sense of humour, although struggling with immense pain.
He had country music playing for 24/7 every day for the last 2 weeks of his life.
After a 12 month battle with cancer he is finally and thankfully at peace. We were with him when he passed and are very grateful we were able to be. Thank you.