‘Best yet’ gets thrown around a great deal in music circles … and we’re going to use it here. And that’s because we reckon it is the best yet. No lie. The Bendigo Blues & Roots Music Festival has started to announce its line-up and we’re looking at something huge. Aussie blues legend Chris Wilson is one of the big names set to appear. He has been performing for 30 years and is one of the most respected in the blues game. Other acts include Hat Fitz & Cara Robinson, Owen Campbell, Green Mohair Suits, The Continental Blues Party, Archer & the Long Gone Daddies, Josh Owen, Carus Thompson, Geoff Achison, Claude Hay, JoJo Smith, Genevieve Chadwick, Sweet Baby James & Rob Eyers, Lily and King and Peter Cornelius. BB&RMF Director Colin Thompson: “Not only do we have heaps of new acts performing this year but we also have some really exciting new events … What I’m really excited about is the final of the inaugural Lazenby Young Blues Guitarist Award, where one lucky muso will be taking home a Fender USA Standard Stratocaster in memory of our dear friend Phil Lazenby.” All in all some 100 artists will perform throughout several venues across November 6, 7, 8 & 9. A highlight is the family-friendly concert featuring 16 acts over two stages in the Bendigo Civic Gardens on Saturday, November 8. Hit bendigobluesandroots.com.au for everything else.