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    ON TRACK: Musician TB Whiteside, also known as Paul Drendel, will play at various Wimmera events across the next month to launch his new album.

Album launch sparks Wimmera tour

Horsham-based musician TB Whiteside is preparing for a tour of the Wimmera-Mallee region as he launches his new album entitled ‘Tales From The Greenhills Tavern’.

TB Whiteside is the stage name of Paul Drendel, who was born and raised in Rainbow before relocating to Horsham.

His tour will start at the Rainbow Lounge on Friday night, with further shows at Murtoa Hall on April 5, Dooen Hotel on April 6, Rupanyup Dirt Music Festival on April 7, Horsham’s Bull and Mouth Hotel on April 12 and Warracknabeal’s Creekside Hotel on April 14.

Drendel said the shows would be a ‘stripped-back, acoustic affair’, featuring songs from the new album, along with covers and other new songs.

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He will be joined by two former bandmates – Christopher Leskie on bass guitar and Selwyn Hatherell on 12-string guitar – both of whom feature on the album.

Drendel said ‘Tales From The Greenhills Tavern’, his debut album, was 25 years in the making.

United States-based music blog Obscure Sound labelled it a ‘consistently engaging folk album’ and ‘a striking debut’.

People can download and listen to the album by visiting

More information about the tour is available by calling 0481 481 910 or emailing


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