Roadhouse Rebels by Robert Callinan

PJ on guitar and Stix on drums recently playing at the Karuah Motor Yacht Club (KMYC) Robert Callinan on the washboard a feature at the KMYC on 8 April.
PJ on guitar and Stix on drums recently playing at the Karuah Motor Yacht Club (KMYC)
Robert Callinan on the washboard a feature at the KMYC on 8 April.

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I had the strangest feeling that a friend might need a hand,

So we went up to Karuah to support his two man band.

Karuah Roadhouse is now holding a Wednesday open mic,

With Stix and PJ hosting locals to play just what they like.

Beer and wine is now on sale to follow the evening meal,

Accompanied by sweet music, it is a real good deal.

 

We arrived to see the locals clustered in a group,

Seated and quietly chatting with the ukulele troupe.

The show got underway and I sat there with a beer,

And at the end of every song I’d let drive with a cheer.

I got some funny looks from the reserved and proper crowd,

It was like they hadn’t seen a show that got a little loud.

 

A funny silent feeling fell, one of impending gloom,

As in walked five rough diamonds lighting up the room.

They had some makeshift instruments and were ready to rock and roll,

Happy and joyful bush folk are warming to the soul.

They sang and danced and cheered and yelled, they really had a time,

One even played a washboard to keep the band in line.

 

What a time we had that night with not too many locals,

They were all sitting bored at home watching TV yokels.

They could enjoy a beer or two and a happy music show,

On Wednesday night at Karuah Roadhouse, it is the place to go.

Bring your friends and enjoy the night and sing or play a song,

One thing’s sure the smile you have will last the whole night long.

 

Robert Callinan

On the Washboard

 

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