In 1984 Tony met Kathy Watson and Paul Koszyca, in Adelaide, South Australia,
The band was named Mudmen.Resulting in prolific writing and a few gigs.
Paul left the band a year or so later, while Tony and Kathy kept writing and recording.
1991 Kathy and Tony worked on a country/western swing reportoire, as 'Saltbush and the Timewasters' untill 1994,
Released "Tony Nirta Mudmen" in 1995.
This mini album "Love Saltbush" has some of those early Mudmen songs, the parts remained as written,re-recorded with a new member Paul Stacey on added guitar, and some guests.
Paul Stacey - Guitar
James Hoogstad - Harmonica
Richard Satchell - Piano
Peter Raidell - Saxophones
1 Lonely Days
4 Squeeze Freeze
5 It's All History
6 Gazing at the Moon