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ROBBEN FORD: AUSTRALIAN TOUR INTERVIEW 2022

Renowned American artist Robben Ford returns to Australia in May 2022 for headline appearances at Blues on Broadbeach, and a run of not-to-be-missed exclusive dates in Melbourne (Memo Music Hall), Sydney (Factory Theatre), Newcastle (Lizotte’s) and Adelaide (The Gov).  As an added treat, Ford will be bringing his band with him – Doug Belote on Drums and Andy Hess on Bass.

Ahead of the tour, Australian Musician editor Greg Phillips sat down with Robben via zoom to talk about his guitar playing, recording, his gear, the upcoming trip down under and his yet to be released album Common Ground with Keith Carlock, Darryl Jones and Bill Evans.

A celebrated blues, jazz and rock guitarist with, to date, five Grammy Award nominations to his name, Robben Ford was declared one of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of the 20th Century” by Musician Magazine.

It’s easy to see why: Ford’s list of collaborations is impeccable, and quite likely unparalleled – from Charlie Musselwhite, Jimmy Witherspoon, Joni Mitchell, George Harrison, Miles Davis, Larry Carlton and Rick Springfield to Kiss, Randy Crawford, Bob Dylan, Ricki Lee Jones, John Mayall and Australia’s own Tommy Emmanuel amongst many, many others.

The word legend gets bandied about perhaps too freely these days, but in regards to Robben Ford, it’s almost an understatement. Music lovers should run, not walk, to get tickets to his first Australian tour in 8 years. ‘Pure’, Ford’s latest release – his 45th – is out now.  Full tour details below.

ROBBEN FORD AUSTRALIAN TOUR DATES

Thurs 19th May                           Lizotte’s NEWCASTLE
Sat 21st May                                Blues on Broadbeach GOLD COAST
Sun 22nd May                             Blues on Broadbeach GOLD COAST
Wed 25th May                              Memo Music Hall MELBOURNE
Thu 26th May                              Memo Music Hall MELBOURNE
Fri 27th May                                Factory Theatre SYDNEY
Sat 28th May                                The Gov ADELAIDE

TICKETS TO ALL SHOWS ON SALE NOW

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