8 Ball Aitken Australian Tour 2018 / 2019 @ The Palace Hotel

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8 Ball Aitken Australian Tour 2018 / 2019

Global-touring guitar-slinger, 8 Ball Aitken, is back with a new recording, strongly influenced by his experiences immersed in America’s Deep South. Swamp Blues debuted at #2 in the Australian Blues Music Charts this year. 8 Ball says “Much of my USA touring is traversing between Texas, Tennessee, and Florida, travelling through Louisiana, home to the gritty, sub-genre sound I love the most (and birth place of one of my musical heroes, Tony Joe White).

Swamp Blues is an album, which I have wanted to write for a long time. It’s my salute to the rhythms of the Deep South, lyrically inspired by southern themes and is my most stripped back recording to date. Of the 12 tracks, two were co-written with friend and 100% certified Texas Bluesman, Guthrie Kennard, and it was such a thrill to be creative partners on High Water and Mama’s Cookin’.

Recorded at Yellow Dog Studios in Wimberley, Texas’ Hill Country, the tracks were laid down through an analogue 70’s tape machine for the warm guitar tones and cool Hammond organ with studio musicians from legendary outfits including Tedeschi Trucks drummer JJ Johnson and former Bob Dylan / Dr John bass player Glenn Fukunaga.” Swamp Blues is out now on CD, iTunes, vinyl record, and cassette.


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Stein’s Taphouse 23 November, Pie Alley Blues 23 December, Calliope Bowls Club 22 December, Greaser 21 December, Coast Hotel 16 December, Escence Cafe Restaurant 13 December, Elwood Blues Club 09 December, Retreat Hotel - Brunswick 08 December, Dave’s House Concert 07 December, Hume Blues Club 06 December, Flemington & Kensington Bowling Club 04 December, Somerset Hotel 01 December, Semaphore Workers Club 30 November, Gilbert Street Hotel 29 November, Islander's Tavern 25 November, The Beach House Café 24 November, Stein’s Taphouse 23 November, The Palace Hotel 21 November, Advancetown Hotel 18 November, Maryborough Sports Club 17 November, Airlie Beach 09 November, Airlie Beach 10 November, The Royal Hotel 10 February, Goulburn 08 February


Rainbow Hotel 06 December