Rhys Crimmin can't remember the last time he played a show in his home town of Terang.
"It was at least 10 years ago, maybe even 15 years ago," Crimmin said.
"When I was still in school I was playing around the pubs, the Wheatsheaf and the Middle, but I haven't played in Terang since those days."
Crimmin said he was excited to return to his old stamping ground on Saturday night to play Terang Live at the Commercial Hotel.
"It's really surprising and really great because from all reports the (Terang Live) shows are well supported and well attended," he said.
"I have always played around the south-west, at the Port Fairy Folk Festival and at the Loft before it closed, but I never thought Terang would be the place to open up a music venue so it is really exciting."
Crimmin will showcase all of the skills he has developed from 14 years of travelling the world and performing.
He said his show would include songs from his four albums and stories from his experiences playing in a variety of different venues.
"From those first times in the pub until now I am a very different performer, a more battle-hardened performer," he said
"Over the last few years I have developed a bit of my own style, a cross between country and Celtic music, and I have become more of a storyteller in words and in songs.
"I try to make every show a little bit different, so it will depend on what sort of crowd we have in on the night.
"I do gigs in a lot of towns like Terang, it's important the town does support when acts come to town.
"When they do and acts are sold out the shows get a name for themselves and other acts want to come and see what it's all about.
"And the artists that have a good show and a nice crowd want to come back again."
Rhys Crimmin will perform Terang Live at Commercial Hotel, with support from Warrnambool guitarist Flynn Gurry, on November 9. Tickets for the show are sold out.
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