Bands making a stir at the Black Hatt or Pistol Pete’s Food & Blues isn’t unusual, but this year there has been a decided disruption, which can be put down to one thing: Andy Phillips & The Cadillac Walk. Not satisfied with that, they’re back again!
The last time I saw Archie Roach was up in Melbourne at Hamer Hall. It was an intensely moving concert; his songs are his life which he shares with us, from the heart. If you have not seen him live you have an amazing opportunity on November 14.
Anyone remember Canned Heat? Canned Heat is an American blues/boogie rock band that formed in Los Angeles, California, in 1965. Canned Heat was founded by blues historians and record collectors Alan “Blind Owl” Wilson and Bob “The Bear” Hite. Hite took the name Canned Heat from a 1928 recording by Tommy Johnson.
When I moved to Victoria in 1998, one of my new colleagues told me I had to listen to Marco Goldsmith’s Blue Heat. He lent me two CDs, one of which, Marooned, has remained a staunch favourite since then. I put up with a copied CD for quite a few years until a bloke at the Wangaratta Jazz Festival pulled one out from under the counter and placed it in my hands.
Why does that low throaty vibe from a sax add just that little extra to a song? Safari Motel, from that town just up the road, has an amazing sound and can hold their own anywhere – but for me it’s Nick’s sax that really ties up the package. OK, so I’m going to catch […]
Well, we’re nearly out of January and the festive season is well and truly past. Did they really start selling hot cross buns on January 2nd? I was told they had a use-by date of January 26th! Well, I don’t know what you got up to around Xmas, but I was waist-deep in relatives. New Year brought Bluestone, and a great session.