With Special Guest SUZANNAH ESPIE The new Backsliders album, STARVATION BOX, released August 2011, is arguably their best yet. Celebrating 25 years in the music industry, Iconic Australian blues group - Backsliders - are leaders and virtual pioneers in their own genre - ‘delta-blues wall of sound’. As a three piece, they can lift the roof off any venue – moving from straight ahead, in your face, ‘amped up’ original blues - ‘Blues ’not ‘Roots’ that is – to ‘all-acoustic’ unplugged ‘way down south’ delta blues. Multi-media celebrity, Doug Mulray describes them as ‘the best acoustic blues band in the country’. Guitarist/ vocalist, founding member and key songwriter for the band, Dom Turner specialises in "bottle-neck" slide guitar using resonator, as well as 6 & 12 string guitars. Dom’s influences are many and varied – a blend of delta blues, piedmont blues, rock, dub and sounds of Asia. He is a highly regarded speaker on blues and roots music and has guested on ABC (Australian Broadcasting Commission) radio programs and presented music workshops at festivals and in universities (both nationally and internationally). As well as playing in the Backsliders, Dom has toured as a solo artist in the USA, playing Augusta Blues week in West Virginia in 1996 and 1998, and in early 2006, he toured Mexico with US blues greats, Del Ray and Steve James. In 2004 Dom was voted Songwriter of the Year’ at the Australian Blues Awards in Goulburn, NSW and has a sculpture in recognition of this honour at the Goulburn Visitors Centre. Drum and percussion virtuoso Rob Hirst (Midnight Oil, Ghostwriters, Hirst & Greene, Angry Tradesmen), an acclaimed name synonymous with the best of Australian music, has been with backsliders since 2000. Midnight Oil’s notoriety needs no explanation, and Rob’s talents have melded perfectly into the band. Rob Hirst is a founding member of Midnight Oil. He was the drummer, songwriter, and backing singer for 25 years. Price: $22 plus BF Time: 8pm Visit the website below to buy tickets online.
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