Tickets for the event sold out two days before, and the phone rang hot with people seeking tickets up until 6.30pm, the night of the concert.
175 people did not miss out and organisers advise that public demand will certainly see a return on On the Verandah.
Quentin Fraser and Rachel Dillon opened the night with some of Rachel Dillon’s original folk, Americana and coal mining tunes. After supper Jane Germain and Ian Simpson took the stage with their brilliantly entertaining bluegrass and country blues originals. Some of the crowd were up and stomping their feet as an attempt at clogging.
Quentin and Rachel joined Ian and Jane for a few numbers at the end.
We were having so much fun we really didn’t want to close the show. We managed to raise $300 for Headache & Migraine WA. Two more shows are in planning already: another for Perth in April and one at Digger’s Rest Station in the Kimberley during next years’ dry season in July – Rachel Dillon.
The On the Verandah website is under construction but will be up just before Christmas with more detail for both shows.