Peter Koppes made a huge contribution to The Church's sound and will be missed, Eddie Martin (7) - Keep On Working: The Acoustic Blues Of Eddie Martin (CD) we carry on.
Eddie Martin (7) - Keep On Working: The Acoustic Blues Of Eddie Martin (CD) too big a body of work not to keep exploring it. Hiatus Kaiyote Sunday Monday. Self-termed future soul band Hiatus Kaiyote -- akin to a progressive neo-soul group with a little left-of- center hip-hop production -- formed in Melbourne, Australia in Fronted by singer, songwriter, and guitarist Nai Palm, the band also features bassist Paul Bender, drummer Perrin Moss, and keyboardist Simon Mavin also of the Bamboos.
They self-released their short debut album, Tawk Tomahawk, inand gradually won support from a wide swathe of taste-making DJs such as Gilles Peterson and fellow artists beginning with Taylor McFerrin and later including Questlove and Erykah Badu. Weddings Parties Anything Sunday. In the wake of a catastrophic year such as the chance to be part of someth ing as classic, iconic and enduring as Weddings, Parties, Anything was just too tempting.
I t will be the classic final line - up of the band that has played more shows and lasted longer than any other of the permutations that constituted "the Weds". The Black Sorrows Friday Saturday. Fronted by long standing Australian musician Joe Camilleri, The Black Sorrows began playing semi-acoustic sets around Melbourne and released several laid-back albums which consisted of Van Morrison, John Lee Hooker, and Ray Peterson covers, as well as originals.
The album 'Dear Children' marked a change in fortune for the Black Sorrows. After being issued independently, it was picked up by CBS and peaked at number 18 on the Australian national charts. Kate Miller-Heidke Saturday. Kate Miller-Heidke is an award-winning singer-songwriter who traverses the worlds of contemporary pop, folk, and opera.
Mark Seymour formed Hunters and Collectors in As a solo artist, Mark continues to search for the emotional truth in a song. Throughout it all, he has shown he is one of our finest songwriters, capturing our stories of love, loss, human courage and achievement.
Diesel Sunday. Russell Morris Friday. Russell Morris is one of Australia's most enduring singers. Troy Cassar-Daley Sunday Monday. Chain Saturday Monday. Saturday Monday. Two local powerhouses Josh Teskey lead singer, The Teskey Brothers and Ash Grunwald have teamed up and created an album born out of mutual love for the Blues and genuine appreciation for each other's talents.
Both artists have had an extremely busy 12 months. On mandolin, ukulele, accordion and guitar, the Exes are a powerhouse of musical prowess, known as much for their side-splitting banter and feminist politics as their devastatingly beautiful harmonies. Briggs Friday.
Stoneking Friday Saturday. How else to describe such a fine purveyor of American roots music who also happens to be a towering, youthful-faced white Australian man? He surprises first-time listeners, throws curveballs at long-time fans, and everything he does contains at least some background level of bafflement for all involved.
His gift is that he brings them all together without anything sounding out of place. He finds the strands that connect all of these different styles and gently braids them together.
The Bamboos Sunday Monday. But while many would be happy to simply soak up the praise and keep on keeping on, The Bamboos have proven that they are more than meets the eye; over five acclaimed albums, their evolution in sound and style has consistently confounded and exceeded expectations, pulling the rug from under the feet of those who like to pigeonhole.
Backsliders Sunday. Backsliders are Bluesfest regulars and have toured the Australian festival circuit for the past 35 years.
Melbourne Ska Orchestra Saturday Sunday. Melbourne Ska Orchestra are a force to be reckoned with when it comes to the stage. Audiences will be blown away by up to 25 musicians performing at a time, and the joyous, energetic vibe of a Melbourne Ska Orchestra gig is one that must be seen to be believed. Our live shows are a community experience. It's imperative for us to make a solid unifying connection with our audience. Friday Saturday Sunday. They are electric. The Twenty lads have been performing their high-energy sonic-party nationally, headlining sell-out shows and festivals in all states and territories.
Ash Grunwald Friday Saturday. Henry Wagons Sunday Monday. Jeff Lang Sunday Monday. Australian guitarist-songwriter-vocalist-producer, Jeff Lang has built a reputation for making startling music that is accomplished, intricate, gutsy, melodic and loaded with soul. Often taking unexpected turns, he has consistently inspired his audiences by creating a stylistically diverse catalogue of over 30 albums.
Fiona Boyes is an internationally recognised blues guitarist, vocalist, bandleader and songwriter. A dis tinctive fingerpicking and slide guitarist. S he is the only Au stralian musician ever to be nominated in these prestigious awardswhich are considered to be the Grammies of the Blues. Her most original repertoire showcases a myr iad of traditional regional bluesfolk and roots influencesand spans a dozen album releases.
Ray Beadle Saturday Sunday. Ray Beadle is the genuine article, his music comes deep from the heart and soul, stirring emotions in people with his guitar genius. Recently returning from Memphis where he competed in the International Blues Challenge as a solo act, making it to the finals where 8 out of 90 acts were able to perform at the Orpheum Theatre.
Three Legends come together! Pacey, King and Doley. He is loved by audiences all over this land. Eddie Martin (7) - Keep On Working: The Acoustic Blues Of Eddie Martin (CD) King is blessed with an irresistibly authentic voice and vibrant stage presence.
Nathan Cavaleri Friday Saturday Sunday. Many were oblivious to the career Nathan Cavaleri lead beyond prime time Australia. By age 12, he found himself the centre of a bidding war between the labels of Michael Jackson, Prince and Madonna. All after winning his battle with leukemia! Kim Churchill Friday Sunday. Friday Sunday. Kim Churchill is set to release part two of a collection of recordings created in four very different corners of the globe!
From the graffiti splashed streets of Berlin, Kim moves to the dense green rainforests of British Columbia on Canada's west coast. He has spent a significant amount of time travelling around Canada - it has become his second home. The vast juxtapositions of landscape were what drew Kim to record in Canada, specifically on Vancouver Island.
Kim is a Bluesfest favourite and former winner of the Bluesfest Busking Competition. FOOLS perform live with command of both wildness and intimacy, and always an agreement with their audience to put on a damn good show.
Mama Kin Spender Saturday Sunday. Mama Kin Spender is a lightning bolt moment between two long-time friends, co-writers and mischief-makers: Mama Kin and Tommy Spender. Both artists in their own right, this dynamic collaboration delivers something greater than the sum of their parts. They will be joined for one of their performances at Bluesfest by Mullumbimby's own 'Midnight Choir'.
Initially, the Chess brothers would not allow Muddy Waters to use his working band in the recording studio;  instead, he was provided with a backing bass by Ernest "Big" Crawford or by musicians assembled specifically for the recording session, including "Baby Face" Leroy Foster and Johnny Jones. Gradually, Chess relented, and by September he was recording with one of the most acclaimed blues groups in history: Little Walter Jacobs on harmonica, Jimmy Rogers on guitar, Elga Edmonds also known as Elgin Eddie Martin (7) - Keep On Working: The Acoustic Blues Of Eddie Martin (CD) on drums, and Otis Spann on piano.
Muddy Waters's band became a proving ground for some of the city's best blues talent,  with members of the ensemble going on to successful careers of their own. InLittle Walter left when his single " Juke " became a hit, although he continued a collaborative relationship long after he left, appearing on most of the band's classic recordings in the s. Howlin' Wolf moved to Chicago in with financial support earned through his successful Chess singles, and the "legendary rivalry" with Muddy Waters began.
The rivalry was, in part, stoked by Willie Dixon providing songs to both artists, with Wolf suspecting that Muddy was getting Dixon's best songs. Muddy Waters toured England with Spann inwhere they were backed by local Dixieland -style or " trad jazz " musicians, including members of Chris Barber 's band. I had my amplifier and Spann and I was going to do a Chicago thing. We opened up in Leeds, England.
I was definitely too loud for them. The next morning we were in the headlines of the paper, 'Screaming Guitar and Howling Piano'. Although his performances alienated the old guard, some younger musicians, including Alexis Korner and Cyril Davies from Barber's band, were inspired to go in the more modern, electric blues direction. In the s, Muddy Waters' performances continued to introduce a new generation to Chicago blues.
That Electric Mud record I did, that one was dogshit. But when it first came out, it started selling like wild, and then they started sending them back. They said, "This can't be Muddy Waters with all this shit going on — all this wow-wow and fuzztone.
Nonetheless, six months later he recorded a follow-up album, After the Rainwhich had a similar sound and featured many of the same musicians. Later inhe recorded and released the album Fathers and Sonswhich featured a return to his classic Chicago blues sound. Fathers and Sons had an all-star backing band that included Michael Bloomfield and Paul Butterfieldlongtime fans whose desire to play with him was the impetus for the album. Ina show at Mister Kelly'san upmarket Chicago nightclub, was recorded and released, signalling both Muddy Waters's return to form and the completion of his transfer to white audiences.
Both albums were the brainchild of Chess Records producer Norman Dayron, and were intended to showcase Chicago blues musicians playing with the younger British rock musicians whom they had inspired. Muddy was dissatisfied by the results, due to the British musicians' more rock-oriented sound. An' if you change my sound, then you gonna change the whole man. They say my blues is the hardest blues in the world to play.
From toblues musician Johnny Winterwho had idolized Muddy Waters since childhood and who had become a friend,   produced four albums of his, all on the Blue Sky Records label: the studio albums Hard AgainI'm Ready and King Beeand the live album Muddy "Mississippi" Waters — Live The albums were critical and commercial successes, with all but King Bee winning a Grammy.
Hard Again has been especially praised by critics, who have tended to describe it as his comeback album. InMuddy Waters was invited to perform at ChicagoFestthe city's top outdoor music festival. The performance was made available on DVD in by Shout! Indeclining health dramatically stopped his performance schedule.
His last public performance took place when he sat in with Eric Clapton 's band at a concert in Florida in the summer of Muddy Waters' longtime partner, Geneva Wade, died of cancer on March 15, Gaining custody of his three children, Joseph, Renee, and Rosalind, he moved them into his home, eventually buying a new house in Westmont, Illinois.
Years later, he traveled to Florida and met his future wife, year-old Marva Jean Brooks, whom he nicknamed "Sunshine". Inhis youngest son, Joseph "Mojo" Morganfield, began publicly performing the blues, occasionally with his brothers;  he died inaged Muddy Waters died in his sleep from heart failureat his home in Westmont, Illinoison April 30,from cancer-related complications.
His funeral was held on May 4, Throngs of blues musicians and fans attended his funeral at Restvale Cemetery in Alsip, Illinois. He is buried next to his wife, Geneva. After his death, a lengthy court battle ensued between his heirs and Scott Cameron, his former manager.
Inhis heir was petitioning for the courts to appoint Mercy Morganfield, his daughter, as administrator and distribute remaining assets, which mainly consists of copyrights to his music.
In Maythe heirs' lawyer sought to hold Scott Cameron's wife in contempt for diverting royalty income. However, the heirs asked for that citation not to be pursued. The next court date was set for July 10, Two years after his death, the city of Chicago paid tribute to him by designating the one-block section between and East 43rd Street near his former home on the south side "Honorary Muddy Waters Drive".
Muddy Waters was among hundreds of artists whose material was destroyed in the Universal fire. Jimi Hendrix recalled that "I first heard him as a little boy and it scared me to death". Eric Clapton was a big fan of Muddy Waters while growing up, and his music influenced Clapton's music career. Earl Hooker first recorded it as an instrumental, which was then overdubbed with vocals by Muddy Waters in Led Zeppelin also covered it on their debut album.
The museum's director, Sid Graves, brought Gibbons to visit Waters original house, and encouraged him to pick up a piece of scrap lumber that was originally part of the roof. Gibbons eventually converted the wood into a guitar. Following his death, fellow blues musician B. King told Guitar World magazine, "It's going to be years and years before most people realize how greatly he contributed to American music. Hammond told Guitar World magazine, "Muddy was a master of just the right notes.
I regret I am not able to find a sample from this disc. That magic Eddie Martin (7) - Keep On Working: The Acoustic Blues Of Eddie Martin (CD) and so many others continue to live on in the music. Through it all, the band leader and namesake, Wesley Pruitt, Jr. Alexis P. Miss Suter brings abundant love and energy into each of her performances.
At an Alexis P. Alexis and her band are not just another musical act, but an energetic and emotional experience that fans return to time after time. Critics struggle to find words to describe her smooth, deep voice and unique style. Alexis and her core band, fellow Brooklyn natives Raymond Grappone drummer and Vicki Bell, vocals and percussion have been making music together for nearly twenty years.
Grappone and Bell own and operate the Hipbone Records label. Impressed with her incredible and unique talent, Grappone and Bell invited her to record vocals on a Hipbone project.
A life-long collaboration ensued which culminated in the Alexis P. Suter Band. Recently, accomplished musician and fellow Brooklyn native, Michael Louis joined the band as lead guitarist.
This was the magical combination of talents needed to open musical doors and lift the band to new musical levels. The band is bringing a fresh sound to their catalog and exploring new songs and musical genres. They are selling out venues, receiving rave reviews, and filling their calendar with national and international performances.
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The band will be doing a tribute to longtime Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts, who sadly passed away in August. Eddie Martin (7) - Keep On Working: The Acoustic Blues Of Eddie Martin (CD) It always starts with a blank slate… seven days and nights of programming to fill up.
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