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Wot's On in Sydney in March - stacks!

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by pH, Mar 3, 2008.

  1. pH

    pH I've got a zappy little nappy

    March is amazing for music in Sydney. I had imposed a moratorium on gigs for the month as I could not afford the expense. The East Coast Blues and Roots Festival in Byron Bay brings a huge number of acts to Australia and many of them play spinoff gigs around the country. If you google the East Coast Blues and Roots you'll get this

    http://www.bluesfest.com.au/main.aspx

    Click on 'playing schedule' and you will see what I mean! Even Mavis Staples ... Mavis Staples!! And Chain ... click on the Chain link (heh!) and you'll get a youtube sample of the great band I used to go and see in 1971. They're still on the circuit and they're qwintessentially Australian in their approach to acid electric blues. They played at the Uni where I work last year and they did a one hour free gig at lunch time on the library lawn. Sensational. I went over to see who was on and it was bloody Chain. (a bit like working at Cambridge and having Fairport playing a free gig at lunchtime) I couldn't believe it. Matt Taylor has a beautiful, dry delivery style and tells stories like nobody else. He's one of our legends.

    more later,

    Pete
     
  2. pH

    pH I've got a zappy little nappy

    and do go to the link for Johnny Green and The Blues Cowboys to see a great version of See My Baby at the HotDog Stand!! I saw Johnny Green's HouseRockers in about 1993. What a band. Remember ... these are Australians.
     
  3. pH

    pH I've got a zappy little nappy

    So, in what is now a hat trick of posts on the same thread ... I omitted to mention before that, although I have imposed this moratorium, I have actually violated it by getting tickets to one gig:

    Ron Sexsmith and his band.

    I have long loved Ron but have never seen him on his many trips here. I feel that a band setting will show his material in the best possible light. He has previously toured solo.

    Can't wait ...

    P
     

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