Seminal artist Brant Bjork pocketed the audience into a one-hour rock and roll rampage at the backstage of the Great Northern Hotel in Byron Bay on Saturday night. Accompanying Brant was Tont Tornay on the drums, Bubba Dupree on the guitar and Dave Dinsmore on the bass.
The final day of the Byron Bluesfest was mainly about revisiting some favourites from the weekend, for me. I suppose you could question whether five days for a festival may be too long, when by the end of it, the line up consists of acts that have already played, but with the amount of new talent on offer in amongst the big names, I suppose this model ensures everyone gets a fair shot of gaining and growing a crowd.
In our final photo gallery from the 2014 Bluesfest in Byron Bay, Johnny Au brings us a glimpse at some of the bands that helped bring an end to the event's 5th day, and their 25th anniversary celebrations. This includes Booker T Jones, Claude Hay, Elvis Costello and the Imposters, Jake Bugg, KC and the Sunshine Band, Michael Franti and Spearhead and Saidah Baba Taliba.
Dave Matthews Band closed up their Australian tour, as well as the Bluesfest in Byron Bay, with their performance last night that included fan favourites like "Crush", "#41", "Rapunzel", "Granny", "Gravedigger", "Two Step" and "Crash Into Me". Johnny Au brings us photos from the incredible two-plus-hour set that brought the five day festival to a close:
One of the artists who shined brightly on the final day at Bluesfest in Byron Bay was Joss Stone. Johnny Au brings us this special photo gallery from her performance at the event.
Part two of Johnny Au's photo gallery from Day Four of Bluesfest in Byron Bay featuring Jurassic 5's Chali 2na, Iron and Wine, Jimmie Vaughan, Kasey Chambers, Robben Ford, Sly and Robbie and the Taxi Gang and WAR!
A slow start for many today, the Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm seemed to be easing in to Sunday at Bluesfest - snoozily/slowly working through hangovers from Saturday night, it was an easy guess that there may not be as many in attendance today as there had been over the past few days. It was of no matter to me however, as I scored myself a spot on the lawn at Crossroads for C.W Stoneking to kick off my music schedule for the day.
In part one of Johnny Au's photo gallery from day four (Easter Sunday) at Bluefest in Byron Bay, We bring you all the action from RockWiz featuring special guest Henry Wagons plus C.W. Stoneking, Foy Vance, Terrance Simien and the Zydeco Experience, The Cambodian Space Project, Tim Rogers and Valerie June.
UK troubadour Passenger packed out the main Mojo tent during Bluesfest yesterday and Johnny Au was there. He brings you these photos from the anticipated performance.
Closing out day four of Bluesfest, Erykah Badu brought her impressive show (not to mention voice) along - Abe Lincoln hat and all. Johnny Au was in the Mojo tent for the performance and brings us these photos:
In the second part of our photo gallery from Day Three of Bluesfest in Byron Bay, Johnny Au brings us photos of Jeff Beck, Morcheeba, Ozomatli and the special Playing For Change concert.
We take you to Day Three of Bluesfest with this photo gallery from Johnny Au. Featured in part one are Gov't Mule, Kate Miller-Heidke, KT Tunstall, Passenger, The Black Sorrows and The Soul Rebels!
Day Three. The halfway point. A chicken wrap and a chorizo stick down and I’m ready to go again, dropping by the Crossroads stage, where Lime Cordiale are already in the midst of their Saturday Bluesfest set. The Sydneysiders, who I’d last seen play in Austin, have only gotten better over the last few years and seeing them on a stage this big was a great way to open the day.
Byron Bay Bluesfest favourites John Butler Trio packed out the Mojo Stage for their set tonight. Photos by Johnny Au.
Dave Matthews Band returns to Byron Bay Bluesfest and headlines Day 3 of the festival. An incredible set left many to wonder if that was the best show Dave Matthews Band has ever performed in Australia. Photos by Johnny Au.