DUSTIER THAN EVER
Manilla Town Hall
Manilla, NSW, Australia
Performed by Chris Cook and his band, Chris believes the single most significant influence on his musical development is Slim Dusty. Everything musical about him is based on Slim Dusty’s ethics. He remembers hearing Slim’s music all of his life and he grew up playing and loving it. He vividly remembers the first time when he was about 9 years old at Coffs Harbour Civic Centre. He is one of Slim Dusty’s greatest fans.
Chris first met Slim Dusty in Coffs Harbour in 1977. They met up again at Mataranka in the Northern Territory about 23 years ago and went fishing together on the Roper River. A firm friendship was established between them which remained strong for the last 12 years of Slim’s life. Slim recorded 3 of Chris’s songs – When the Country’s Wet , Diggin’ a Hole in my Guitar and Rollin’ Down the Road.
'This presentation captures the nostalgic atmosphere of another era of live entertainment and always leaves the audience feeling good and remembering times past'
There is a devotion to, admiration of and love for the songs of Slim Dusty which this Show captures. The songs and music are accompanied by Chris's encyclopaedic knowledge of Slim's music and snippets from times he and Slim spent together.
Dustier than Ever is a Show, presented with the permission of Joy McKean, is a show to reminisce and be remembered.