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8 Ball Aitken
Sunday, March 28, 2021
For more than a decade, blues-rocker 8 Ball Aitken has toured the world - performing his swampy, slide guitar-driven songs at more than 200 gigs each year. His live shows have rocked music festivals across the US, Australia, Europe, Canada, and Asia.
Since relocating to Nashville eight years ago from his native Australia, he has honed his songwriting, guitar playing and showmanship with some of the best in the business today.
With his 11th album, Swamp Blues 2, 8 Ball delves deeper into the Delta. It’s a groove-heavy, funkier follow-up to the success of last year’s Swamp Blues album release that hit #2 in the Australian Blues Charts and produced the 2019 APRA Song of the Year Shortlisted “High Water.”
Swamp Blues 2 features 13 tracks with all the energy of his live performances. 8 Ball co-produced the record at yellow DOG Studios in Wimberley, Texas, and it features the powerhouse rhythm section of legendary drummer JJ Johnson (Tedeschi Trucks Band/John Mayer) and Austin bass player extraordinaire Glenn Fukunaga (Robert Plant, Dr John, James Taylor, Bob Dylan, Dixie Chicks). 8 Ball’s friend Buddy Leach (member of George Thorogood & the Destroyers) guested on saxophone and keys. The album reached #2 in the Australian Blues Charts in March, 2020.
Sunday, 4th April, 2021
Awash with vintage guitar tones and primitive rhythms, Frank Sultana's raw, soulful voice bleeds with the experience of the characters he writes and sings about.
In one breath, his songs are dark and dirty, joyous and hopeful. Frank is a storyteller in the traditional sense, inspired by greats like Ray Charles and Bob Dylan, as well as Mississippi blues pioneers like Skip James and Son House.
He's released five albums and three EPs, becoming a permanent fixture on Australia's live scene, earning a big reputation as a powerhouse singer and gifted songwriter.
Steve Edmonds Band
Sunday, April 11, 2021
The Steve Edmonds Band have wowed audiences across the country with their high-energy brand of funky blues, roots/rock.
Steve dazzles his audiences on every level - chops, soul, intensity, songs and the ability to deliver exciting live performances.
Steve's passion, together with hard work and talent, has steadily amassed a large following on the East Coast of Australia.
Edmonds' many years as guitarist to some of Australia's finest recording artists (Jimmy Barnes, Renee Geyer, Doug Parkinson, Billy Thorpe, Delta Goodrem, Margaret Urlich, Chain, Hippo’s, Matt Finish and Shannon Noll to name a few) has earned him a quality reputation as sideman to the stars and guitarist extraordinaire.