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BLUESFEST 2017: DARRYL JONES (ROLLING STONES, MILES ELECTRIC BAND)

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - April 23, 2017

An unexpected but welcome interview subject at Bluesfest 2017 was The Rolling Stones’ bass player Darryl Jones, who was at the festival as part of the Miles Electric Band.  AM’s Greg Phillips spoke with Darryl backstage prior to the Miles Electric Band’s final Bluesfest appearance, where we discussed his love…

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BLUESFEST 2017: DAY 5 (FINAL DAY)

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - April 18, 2017

Report: Greg Phillips Photos: Jason Rosewarne After four glorious days of musical excellence, punters may not have had much left in the tank but Bluesfest day 5 delivered again anyway. It was such a pleasure to enter the venue yesterday to be met with the sweet, soulful tones of UK…

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BLUESFEST 2017: DAY 4

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - April 17, 2017

Report: Greg Phillips Photos: Jason Rosewarne On the penultimate day of Bluesfest 2017, things got off to a roaring start with local blues guitar musician and friend to Australian Musician magazine, Lloyd Spiegel. It’s hard to believe that it was Lloyd’s first Bluesfest appearance but judging by the crowd reaction…

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PATTI SMITH DONATES TO LOCAL FLOOD RELIEF

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - April 16, 2017

Bluesfest is thrilled to announce that Patti Smith has kindly donated $10,000 AUD to local charity Rise Above The Flood a local organisation working on a ground roots level to help those impacted by the recent flooding. Volunteers from the charity were invited by Bluesfest to collect money at the festival and…

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BLUESFEST 2017: DAY 3

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - April 15, 2017

Report: Greg Phillips Photos: Jason Rosewarne The weather gods blessed Bluesfest day 3 with even more sunshine and consequently much punter delight. What better way to begin the day than with local guitar powerhouse Jeff Lang. Currently on tour promoting his brilliant new album Alone In Bad Company, Jeff never…

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BLUESFEST 2017: DAY 1

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - April 14, 2017

Day one report: Greg Phillips. Photos: Jason Rosewarne Another Easter, yet another Bluesfest, the music festival which runs like clockwork and presents one of the most eclectic lineups you’ll see anywhere in the world. Despite rain the night prior and overcast conditions in the morning, gumboots, the traditional Bluesfest footwear…

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BETH HART TO FIRE UP BLUESFEST FLOOR

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - March 12, 2017

Anyone who witnessed one of Grammy-nominated, singer-songwriter Beth Hart’s Bluesfest shows in 2014 or 2015, will know how much of a vocal storm she can ignite. Hart is one of those artists, who once you’ve experienced her live, you’ll never forget. Armed with a new album Fire On The Floor,…

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ERIC GALES: NEW ALBUM, AMP AND BLUESFEST DEBUT

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - February 20, 2017

Eric Gales has just finished blowing people away with his incredible guitar skills at the Mark World booth at NAMM 2017. He’s in his element, playing to appreciative ears on gear he loves. The punters are in awe, while pro musician peers nearby look on with admiration. Gales has long…

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RICKIE LEE JONES: BLUESFEST BOUND

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - February 5, 2017

American singer, songwriter and producer Rickie Lee Jones is coming to Australia in April, performing at Bluesfest for the first time as well as playing side shows in Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide and Brisbane. The highly regarded artist emerged onto the international music scene in 1979 with a debut self-titled album…

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CORINNE BAILEY RAE: BLUESFEST BOUND

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - November 15, 2016

Two words come to mind when thinking about British R&B singer, songwriter Corinne Bailey Rae … serenity and soul.  Her feel-good vocal delivery and cleverly constructed pop-soul tunes contain such an inherent force of positive energy, it’s difficult not to smile when listening to a Corinne Bailey Rae record. Corinne…

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