Submitted by John Werner.
For the first time this year, The Strzelecki Stringbuster’s June ‘Last Wednesday of the Month Show’ was an all local affair, and once again, the Yinnar Hotel was packed.
As has been the custom, the Stringbusters kicked the night off, performing a set that included a few new tunes, and some that have been on the shelf for a while. Variety is the spice of life.
The main act for the evening was the band Borderline, who are based in the Latrobe Valley and feature the stunning vocal harmonies of Terry Cupples and cousins Danny & Carolyne Boothman. These three fine singers treated the crowd to an array of 70’s era folk music, with tunes ranging from Gordon Lightfoot to John Denver and several other well penned originals.
The trio reminded all present of the value of working hard to hone harmony parts. The end result was a flawless show that, on occasion, drew a standing ovation
After the many high quality National & International acts this year, Borderline was a sage reminder of the great talent that exists within the Gippsland region.
To close the evening out, the Stringbusters & Borderline were joined by Danny Boothman’s parents Neville & Ailleen Boothman – also local identies – for the last few tunes, sending patrons home to the strains of Bury Me Beneath the Willow, I Saw The Light and I’ll Fly Away.
A wonderful end to a wonderful evening.