Seasick Steve at the Corner Hotel with Led Zeppelin's John Paul Jones on bass. Supported by Ash Naylor.
Pictured: Seasick Steve.
Oh why hello again sunshine, bring on Day 3.
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.
With less than a week to Christmas, this month's 7 Tracks is dedicated to all things festive, though these aren’t your typical Christmas songs. You won’t find Mariah Carey, Bing Crosby or Wham on these tracks. Instead I have opted for the obscure, the alternative and the downright odd for this month’s list.
Myth is a big part of music’s back-story. Jimi Hendrix’s literally burning guitar; Robert Johnson’s midnight meeting at the crossroads; Gene Simmons’ womanising: regardless of how true they are, legends like these are ingrained in the spirit of rock ‘n’ roll culture.