Murray (Muz) Martin is described as a comic poet.
This journalist-turned-bush poet travels around Australia delivering a message about the trials and tribulations of rural life with a hint of laughter, and he’s bringing is act to Gloucester.
Through his poetry he talks to about the rural community to the rural community, telling them that they’re not alone and that there are people around to help when its needed.
“Aussies are great at lending a hand but not very good at asking for help,” Muz said.
He uses laughter to draw people together and assist with socialisation.
“Getting people together is very important,” he said. “While there is an opportunity to receive information about available assistance, it also gets the people together in a social capacity.”
Muz moved back to his hometown, Moree after his father died three years ago to live on his block of land. His dad was a farmer, grazier and a stock and station agent.
“I went to school in Sydney, worked there for a few years, ended up in Tamworth, stumbled into a poetry competition as part of the country music festival, somehow won it, this led to a job in journalism in Tamworth.”
Thanks to the Bucketts Way Neighbourhood Group, Muz will be performing at the Gloucester Senior Citizens Centre on Thursday, June 21.
Muz has recently been touring through the Upper Hunter, Wagga Wagga, Tasmania and Tamworth.
“I’m looking forward to coming to Gloucester for the function,” he said.
Entry is free. Doors open at 6.30pm for a 7pm start.