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August 20, 2019

How does The Shed keep on doing it? On Wednesday night, the boutique venue in Nanango will be hosting yet another international music act …

This time it’s The Dungarees, an award-winning country group from Canada which have played as support acts to some of the best in the business, including Alabama, Dwight Yoakam, Reba McEntire and Blake Shelton.

But sorry, folks … tickets are all sold out.

The Dungarees – James Murdoch, Robb Angus, Kiron Jhass, Darrek Anderson and Ben Shillabeer – have played at some of the biggest country music festivals in North America as well as Australia’s own Tamworth Country Music Festival.

Checking out their website is an eye-opener.

On July 10, they were playing at the Calgary Stampede.  Then just a few gigs later, “The Shed, Nanango” is listed.

“The Shed” is located – as the name suggests – in a converted shed in Little Drayton Street (just up from the Scott car park).

The concerts are organised by local music enthusiast Jane Erkens.

Tickets are always $20 and available from Nanango Real Estate.

When the building isn’t hosting concerts, it has regular jam sessions with local musos taking turns on Friday nights.

“Every Friday we have a music gathering. Everyone is welcome to come along and join in,” Jane said.

“It is all-acoustic and is a ‘sharing’ of music, not a ‘performance’ of music.”

Touring groups find the The Shed a friendly spot to take a short break during their hectic schedules.

It has hosted international folk, blues and jazz singers as well as country acts.

Musicians from as far away as London and Newfoundland have all ended up on The Shed’s stage.

On Wednesday night, it will be the turn of The Dungarees.

Jane Erkens at The Shed in Nanango … everyone is welcome to come along to the Friday night get-togethers for musicians, or to enjoy shows put on by a range of international performers


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