After all of the years that I have gone to Felicity Urquhart and Kevin Bennett’s gigs, I have never officially met them. It took this Tamworth girl to move to a different state to actually do that. Considering that Felicity is a fellow Tamworth lass and I have reviewed many of their gigs and albums, it is very strange. Lyn Bowtell is a different matter. The poor gal knows that she is stuck with me, we’re a bit like cousins who keep meeting up at family reunions and always remember everything that we’ve done. All three are amazing talents individually and in other incarnations, and together, they are just pure magic.
If you are not impressed with their humour, their stories and above all their music and beautiful harmonies then you are either dead or very hard to please. You don’t have to be a country music fan to admire their obvious talents, or to be entertained by their stories and their incredible voices.
If you were putting a trio of country musos together, in many ways, these three would not be an obvious combination, on paper or on past recordings, but for two albums now and many awards and performances, it is like they are triplets.
(You can read my reviews of their previous two albums together on here and on my previous blogs, as well as other reviews on gigs and individual albums).
They are up for some more Golden Guitars in January at Tamworth. These three can sing anything. There is very little left for them to prove in their individual or combined careers. Anything that sounds this good has to be shared with as many people as possible, so I hope that they keep recording and performing together and alone.
It is always a great sign when you see stars in the crowd. A good artist always appreciates a good artist. Gretta Ziller, Cathy Dobson, Clint Wilson, Rose Zita Falko amongst others were there.
And all of us who wish that they had as much talent as these three have in their little fingers were there too. An easy listening, sweet chilling, relaxed evening. Bravo.