Larry Heath sits down to chat with LA folk-rock band Dawes at Byron Bay Bluesfest.
Pictured: Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue.
More belated summer weather brought Byron Bay to life for the second day of Bluesfest, and you couldn’t help being drawn to the sunshine vibes of Queensland’s Bobby Alu, especially as his trademark percussion breaks lured more hip-shakers to the dancefloor.
Sunday saw the return of the West Coast Blues and Roots Festival to Fremantle Park. Now in its ninth year, the festival produced a diverse line up, full of local, national and international talent. Despite the ominous rain clouds at the beginning of the day, the event went ahead with only a slight shower of rain, which did little to dampen the spirits of those in attendance.
Welcome to another edition of the AU review’s ARTS review, where we present the latest news from the world of Art and Film.
In This Issue: The art of Ouch My Face by Celeste Potter and Regurgitator’s Ben Ely, the Sydney Film Festival’s new pop-up event space, rare insight into 60’s rock'n'roll at the Crosby, Stills & Nash photographic exhibition and light bulbs go on for the Vivid Sydney festival of ideas.
In 1986 The Bridge School was founded, in a bid to create a school and learning environment suitable for the teaching of children with complex communication needs. In 1986 the first Bridge School Benefit was organised; however unlike other school fundraising drives this benefit was a bit different. It was organised by music legend Neil Young and featured a few of his fellow colleagues.
Look at that poster. Do you see that lineup? That's possibly the best lineup in 2012, and we aren't even in that year yet. But the organizers behind Byron Bay Bluesfest simply aren't content with words like best, fantastic, mind blowing; they just keep on adding to the already bumper list of names.