Willie Watson and Josh Hedley will arrive next week to commence what will be a rollicking ride down our East Coast of folk, country, blues and good ol’ times. Starting in Brisbane then onto Bellingen for Bello Winter Music, then Sydney, then Melbourne and Meeniyan.
Photo by Danny Clinch
The Black Keys return to Australia off the back of their successful 8th full-length album Turn Blue.
As part of the Turn Blue World Tour, the band will perform in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Adelaide. They will also headline Bluesfest Byron Bay and will be the first artists to play at the inaugural Rolling Green events, from A Day On The Green promoter Roundhouse Entertainment, at wineries in Victoria’s Yarra Valley and the Hunter Valley NSW.
Love Police Touring have announced the return of UK’s, Ben Ottewell for a national Australian tour throughout October/November with special guest from LA, Buddy.
As a singer and lead guitarist in rock band Gomez, Ben Ottewell is well known for his unmistakable voice and talent for blistering and inspired guitar work. Rolling Stone declared, “Gomez’s not-so- secret weapon is Ben Ottewell.” And as GQ Magazine once wrote and anyone listening can attest, “[his] voice is not of this world.”
Brisbane Powerhouse and Love Police Touring present PLANET:
Vieux Farka Touré MUSIC
New record Fondo on Six Degrees Records OUT NOW.This January sees the first time visit to Australian shores for African guitarist/singer/songwriter, Vieux Farka Touré who is set to perform intimate club shows in both Brisbane and Melbourne, and will also be performing as part of the calendar of events at the Sydney Festival. Mixing reggae, funk, and R&B, Vieux Farka Touré breaks new ground as one of the first world music artists to embrace the sounds of rock. The son of African music legend, the late Ali Farka Touré, he draws on West African Malian traditions, and incorporates his father’s signature desert style blues to create his own unique style and sound. Vieux Farka Touré will be supported by Baala Baajo. Baala Baajo combine African drums with guitar, keyboard, balafon and nyatiti. Their music features original compositions, traditional soulful rhythms, beautiful vocals and high energy percussion and dance. Well-known for their energy, exuberance and musical talent, they have travelled nationally and internationally, performing and teaching African arts and culture. Baala Baajo will take you on an uplifting and soulful journey!
Tue 19 – Wed 20 Jan 10
All tickets $54.80
For more information go to: www.brisbanepowerhouse.org