David Phillips (FCPA, retired) spent most of his career in finance and management. The first period of his retirement was enjoyed as a hobby farmer in the Acheron Valley, north of Melbourne. From a very early age he had a guitar, wrote songs, sang with bands and solo, always as a hobby alongside a career but always with passion and pleasure. He enjoyed fifties rock but soon found country music to be his favourite genre. In his final years of retirement he has become enchanted with writing and MINSTRELS! is the first of what he hopes will be several works before his time is up!
Country singer Judd Rich is frustrated. His gigs go well but he is getting nowhere and his next gig is out of Darwin, miles from country music action. Mick Turner is a drunk and feels he is washed up for good. He needs something to fire him up or he feels there may be nothing to live for. They meet by chance and for each of them there is a chance to find exactly what it is they want so badly.