Great songs live forever. Whether you write ’em, sing ’em, or just love the stories they tell and the way they make you feel, make no mistake – the great ones will survive the blessed lot of us. Maurice Frawley left scores behind when he departed this world, after a short fight with cancer, in May 2009. To some folks – Paul Kelly, Charlie Owen, Tex Perkins, Tim Rogers, Mick Thomas and Don Walker for instance – plenty were already classics.
CROWDED HOUSE, BUDDY GUY, ROGER HODGSON FROM SUPERTRAMP, THE GIPSY KINGS, ORQUESTA BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB, JEFF BECK, LYLE LOVETT, ROCKWIZ, JIMMY BARNES PLAYS THE RHYTHM AND THE BLUES, JESSICA MAUBOY, THE SWELL SEASON, NEWTON FAULKNER, DR JOHN AND THE LOWER 911, BELA FLECK’S AFRICAN PROJECT FEATURING OUMOU SANGARE AND BAND, BLUE KING BROWN, AL DI MEOLA
WORLD SINFONIA, GOGOL BORDELLO, FAT FREDDY’s DROP, JOE BONAMASSA, PETER GREEN & FRIENDS, THE FLATLANDERS, AVETT BROTHERS, JUSTIN TOWNES EARLE, RENEE GEYER, COLIN HAY BAND, OLD CROW MEDICINE SHOW, LIL BAND O’ GOLD, BRIAN AUGER’S OBLIVION EXPRESS, ROBERT GORDON & THE GANG THEY COULDN’T HANG – FEATURING CHRIS SPEDDING (Roxy Music), GLEN MATLOCK (Sex Pistols), SLIM JIM PHANTOM (Stray Cats)
Bluesfest 2010 takes place over Easter from Thursday April 1 through to Monday April 5, 2010
Visit http://www.bluesfest.com.au for full details!
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[Photo: Stuart Blythe]
In Mason Rack’s own words: “I just want to bring the best, meanest, horniest, rockin, swampy, smokey, blues music to my audiences….” and at Greenfest 2009 that’s what he did.
Having just finished photographing the Botanics at the red stage, in the distance I heard a bluesy slide guitar wah riff that rang out like a beacon of light, lighting the way to Mason Rack’s performance.
Renée Geyer – Renéessance
Liberation Blue Acoustic Series
“I’ve avoided doing this album for a long time for the simple reason that I’ve already done these songs. I finally said yes ’cause we agreed to do it live at my keyboard player’s house: just set up like an acoustic gig and play. People tend to like the intimacy of that. It has a certain energy and I think it works.”