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Ray GrieveRay Grieve was a vocalist and rhythm guitarist in 1960s Sydney rock and blues bands including the Elliot Gordon Union. He played flute and tin whistle in traditional Australian folk bands and was one of the founding members of The Rouseabouts within the Bush Music Club in the 1970s.

In 1981 he began the research and collection of material on the history of the harmonica in Australia. The result of this research was his book, A Band in a Waistcoat Pocket, published by Currency Press and the companion tape and CD sets of original historic Australian mouth organ recordings released by Larrikin Records and launched by Larry Adler in 1995.

He has released two independent CD albums by his band Bushlark, performing vocals, flute, tin whistles and other various folk-wind instruments titled Ready River Flute (2000) and For Now (2007).

Ray's new book on the subject of Australian harmonica history, Boomerangs and Crackajacks (2014), is accompanied by a CD of the same name.

If you would like to contact Ray you can email him at: bushlarkmusic@yahoo.com.au