(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.