(GOULBURN, NEW SOUTH WALES, AUSTRALIA) – Thanks to the Australian Blues
Festival, historic Goulburn has come to be considered by many to be
the home of Australian Blues music. From Friday Feb 7 to Monday Feb 10,
across 10 venues throughout Goulburn, the 23rd Australian Blues Music Festival will
showcase the very best of emerging and established Aussie blues talent. The
line-up includes acoustic and electric acts with a range of styles from the
roots of blues music to the music that has been influenced by blues.
The festival is rated by Tourism Australia as one of the “must see
events and festival in regional Australia.” More than
70, free-entry performances from 29 acts across 10 performance spaces
though the city’s central business district are on offer for visitors and
lovers of the blues.
Among the varied acts will be a one-off, “Tribute to the Piano Player
of the Blues,” featuring three of Australia’s finest performers –
Leane Paris, Jan Preston and Leo Joseph. There will also be
a “Songwriters in the Round” event with PJ O’Brien, John McNamara and
Simon Kinney-Lewis and on Friday and Saturday night the unpredictability of
Blues Roulette with Ben Wicks and Cameron Smith.
Confirmed artists: The Vibrolators feat. Peta Lee – Lazy Eye – PJ
O’Brien Band – Leanne Paris Band – The McNaMarr Project – 8 Ball Aitken – Kane
Dennelly (from 19twenty) – Kings & Associates – Simon Kinney Lewis Band –
Jan Preston – Rhythm X Revival – The Squeezers – Key Grip – Kerrie Sweeney
Blues Duo -Mike Elrington – Anna Scionti – Big Gumbo – Julian James – Bill
Barber – Christina Crofts Band – Garth & The Apprentices – 500 Pounds of
Joy – Dean Haitani -Johnny Devilseed & Old Man Rubes – Bluestone Specials –
Jack Best – Rory Phillips – Doggn It! – Blues Roulette
The Australian Blues Music Festival is supported by Goulburn Mulwaree
Council, APRA AMCOS, Tattersalls Hotel, Astor Hotel, Goulburn District Workers
Club, Goulburn Railway Bowling Club, Hibernian Hotel, Southern Railway Hotel,
The Goulburn Club and Laing Entertainment.