What a wonderful time we had at the National Folk Festival over Easter! It really is a fabulous event, and huge thanks to Festival Director Graham MacDonald for giving us this opportunity and such a prominent billing amongst over 200 artists.
Our Saturday concert to over 1000 people on the Budawang Stage will remain a highlight of my career. A wonderful audience, excellent sound and lights, and a band that boogied due to Craig Renneberg on acoustic bass and Mike Pullman on drums, plus our special guest Carolyn “Pine Cone” Packer joining me on the piano for a 4 hander. The roof came off at that point for sure!
Yet to have such a large crowd listening in silence to my composition for the soundtrack of my sister Gaylene Preston’s film “Home By Christmas” was also magical.
Thank you to all who came to our 3 shows and also voted us into the final of the Elton John Song Competition. Our version of Crocodile Rock did exactly that….it rocked! We were terribly disappointed to not be able to perform in the final due to a programming clash with my Piano Boogie Workshop.
Still, I did so love being Elton Jan for a moment!