Bundaberg poet Trevor Stewart at the Gladstone Harbour Festival's bush poets morning tea on Sunday.
Bundaberg poet Trevor Stewart at the Gladstone Harbour Festival's bush poets morning tea on Sunday. Rosie O'Brien

Bush poet tells true blue tales about real people

THE Gladstone Harbour Festival's bush poets morning tea on Sunday had the biggest crowd Bundaberg poet Trevor Stewart had performed in front of.

And after he and counterpart Jayson Russell worked through a couple of glitches due to nerves, they had the 30-strong crowd in stitches with tales of bedroom mishaps and bush life.

Mr Stewart said his bush tales were true blue.

"I often set out on the road in my caravan with nothing but a generator, and the people I meet are real life characters," he said.

"I only do bush poetry because it's real and not gutter rubbish that degrades people.

"The response has been amazing and it's obvious I come alive when I perform. It's a long way from busking in the Tamworth streets."

Mr Stewart has also branched into yodelling and wedding singing, building a music room in his family home.

"I like the attention yodelling brings. It gets the applause," he said.

"There isn't a location I wouldn't go to perform."



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