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Return of the Scrubby Creek sheik

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Chad Morgan is one of the last pioneers of Australian country music, an Australian singer/songwriter known for his vaudeville style of comic country and western, his prominent teeth and goofy stage persona. In reference to his first recording with Regal Zonophone in 1952 he is known as The Sheik of Scrubby Creek.

A loveable larrikin, Chad has played all over Australia in all manner of places from boxing tents to trucks to clubs, to pubs, to rodeos, festivals, the Sydney Opera House, a circus and even Lismore’s very own Cock & Bull tent at The Show! Chad is a politically incorrect satirist who peppers his songs with Australian slang and humour and on more than one occasion has been described as ‘that disgraceful old man’.

False rumours of his death began to surface after an announcement on radio station 4GY. The radio station later apologised for the rumour and Chad is out to tell the nation that he has not fallen off his perch and is not dead yet!

He stars in Jimmy Willing’s Live In Hillbilly Heaven shows, Friday night at the Gollan in Lismore with The Real Gone Hickups, Ian Muir and the Rev Mclean and Saturday from 1pm at the Northern Rivers Hotel beergarden with The Pitts Family Circus, Ian Muir and Li’l Fi and the Candy Apples. Both shows are free!

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