Thrilled by the Western Twang

loading

Jude (third from right) and Jerry Singho (on the violin) of Os Pombos having a swell time wrapping up the night with fellow country musicians.

Miri’s festival makes it the region’s centre for country music.

The date is February 27. Stepping into the gazebo of ParkCity Everly Hotel Miri feels like walking through the swinging doors of a Western saloon. Men and women clad in cowboy hats and boots mingle, with a spot of line dancing taking place to the twang of country music. Outside are tents selling hot dogs and other local delicacies.

Up on stage, renowned international and local country musicians and bands take turns to play their songs. Performing right now is Jonathan Tse, the Sabahan singer, songwriter and music producer. “I say ‘Howdy,’ you say ‘Yee-haw,’ OK?” he says, to enthusiastic response of the crowd, and rips into a cover of Johnny Cash’s “Ring of Fire”.


To read the rest of the article and to access our e-Archive, subscribe to us for RM150 a year.



Related Articles

FEATURE
Sep 2012

Buying property is no stroll in the park

Some factors to consider before making that big property investment in Penang.

FEATURE
Jul 2010

Finding Penang’s niche

The second SERI-ISEAS Penang Outlook Forum was held recently.

FEATURE
Jul 2016

A Pulsating Play that is a Stroll of Rediscovery

Pearl of the Eastern & Oriental promises audiences an enchanting story.

FEATURE
Aug 2013

A reading room goes fourth to multiply

Promoting literacy by providing a place for people to relax and read.