Travelling with Slim Dusty

Slim Dusty and Donal Baylor 1986

On the recent Bluegrass Music Cruise from Singapore to Darwin, there was an interesting occurrence – there were three musicians in separate bands who had all toured extensively with Australia’s most famous country music singer, Slim Dusty. What was especially interesting, however was that the three of us: Paul Trenwith, Peter Denahy and myself each represented a different decade in Slim’s storied career and it made me think and reminisce about that time.

Many people are curious about what it was like to know and work with Slim – he was after all, a nationally famous celebrity yet still had a very down to earth image of being an everyday Australian. Continue reading “Travelling with Slim Dusty”