Last week, I managed to catch the Sound City Players perform what would be their second last show at the Jimmy Kimmel Show, in which I mentioned I was concerned its experience would soil the anticipated SXSW event. Let it be known that it did nothing of the sort.
It was by pure coincidence that I found myself arriving in Los Angeles on the same day that Dave Grohl's Sound City Players shut down part of Hollywood Blvd - a privilege normally reserved for a film shoot or the Oscars - to put on a massive, free concert for competition winners and those lucky enough to grab a ticket on the website 1iota. I was in the latter category and the night was something of a mixed blessing. The music was incredible, sure - you definitely don't get to see musicians of this calibre play together like this very often! - but the context of it all - as well as my location miles away from the stage - may have perhaps spoiled some of the charm of the anticipated performance at SXSW, which I'll hopefully catch next week.
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Pictured: John Fogerty.
The gumboots have stayed in backs of cars across Tyagarah. This has definitely been a Bluesfest to remember!
Although over the past four days we’ve talked a lot about the crowd getting moving to the incredible Bluesfest artists’ beats, Day 5 felt a lot more introspective. As storytellers and image-weavers dominated our discoveries, there was a line drawn in bold between us and the musical past.
Oh why hello again sunshine, bring on Day 3.
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.
The people behind the 2012 Byron Bay Bluesfest have made their final artist announcement ahead of the festival held in April. Joining the likes of Cold Chisel, Crosby, Stills and Nash and Earth Wind & Fire are the following artists:
- Slightly Stoopid
- Weddings, Parties, Anything
- The Hands
- Claude Hay
- Mick Thomas’ Roving Commission
- Mason Rack Band
- Daniel Champagne
- Bobby Alu
- Dan Hannaford
In what is a massive coup for Chugg Entertainment and Peter Noble (East & West Coast Blues festivals), legendary rock and roll icon, John Fogerty is set to hit our shores this March and April where he will perform classic Creedence Clearwater Revival albums in full. The album you'll get to hear live will depend on where you see him!