A Chat With JJ Grey

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JJ Grey – Photo by Todd Cooper

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Byron Bay’s Bluesfest 2015 – Final Announcement

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Dave Hosking from Boy & Bear @ Charleston South Carolina 2014

Today, Bluesfest Byron Bay served up its final artist announcement.  Held over the coming Easter long weekend (Thursday 2 to Monday 6 April), at its home on the Tyagarah Tea Farm, just outside Byron Bay, the final touches for the Thursday line-up have been settled.

With the cancellation of Lenny Kravitz a few weeks ago, and Ben Howard rescheduling his tour, the Thursday at Bluesfest has been given a fresh new look and the opening night playing schedule has been given a makeover.
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Tony Joe White – Australian Tour 2015

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Tony Joe White – Photo By Jim Jacob

Love Police Presents

TONY JOE WHITE

HOODOO TOUR AUSTRALIA

MARCH \ APRIL 2015

The “Swamp Fox”, Tony Joe White has been honing his craft for the best part of fifty years.  It will be on display once more as he returns to Australia for an eighteen-date tour that will see him play shows in Sydney, Dee Why, Cronulla, Hurlstone Park, Coogee, Bulli, Kincumber, Newcastle, Medlow Bath, Devonport, Geelong, Melbourne and Newport. 

And playing with Tony Joe White at these shows is a bunch of talented and diverse musicians ranging from Henry Wagons, Chris Russell’s Chicken Walk, Ruby Boots, Caitlin Harnett and Majestic Kelp.  Full appearance details are listed below. Continue reading

JJ Grey & Mofro – “Ol’ Glory” Reviewed

“Ol’ Glory” Is A New Gem

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JJ Grey

This review has taken me a long time to write.

Not that I haven’t had the words in my head.

Not that I am struggling to express myself.

Not that I can’t think of good things to say.

It’s just this…

I haven’t been able to stop playing Ol’ Glory by JJ Grey & Mofro.

It’s like a book you can’t put down.

I keep absorbing the album’s many intricacies and pleasures, hearing something subtlety new to add to my thoughts on this supreme collection.

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Bluesfest 2015 Announcement #7 and Playing Schedules

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Marlon Williams – Photo By Jim Jacob

Today Bluesfest, held over the 5 Day Easter Long Weekend from Thursday 2 to Monday 6 April 2015, announces more performers and the artist playing schedule with performance times and stages.

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Bluesfest 2015 -Sixth Artist Announcement

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Sixth Artist Announcement includes
Hozier, The Waterboys, Hunter Hayes, Fly My Pretties, Switchfoot and more

Today Bluesfest, held over the 5 Day Easter Long Weekend from Thursday 2nd to Monday 6th of April 2015 adds another array of artists to its ever-growing festival bill.  The 26th Annual Bluesfest will be held at its custom-built event site at Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm just outside Byron Bay.

BLUESFEST ANNOUNCEMENT # 6 INCLUDES:
HOZIER
THE WATERBOYS
SWITCHFOOT • HUNTER HAYES
FLY MY PRETTIES
MUSIC MAKER PRESENTS SUPER CHIKAN AND VASTI JACKSON
DIESEL • JEFF LANG
PHIL WIGGINS & DOM TURNER
WATUSSI FINAL PERFORMANCES
NIKKI HILL • THE RUMJACKS

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Nikki Hill – Photo by Jim Jacob

ARTISTS ALREADY ANNOUNCED
LENNY KRAVITZ
THE BLACK KEYS
BEN HARPER & THE INNOCENT CRIMINALS
EXCLUSIVE – ONLY AUSTRALIAN PERFORMANCE
PAOLO NUTINI • DAVID GRAY
THE GIPSY KINGS
FEAT. NICOLAS REYES & TONINO BALIARDO
ZAC BROWN BAND • BEN HOWARD • COUNTING CROWS
RODRIGO Y GABRIELA • JURASSIC 5 • GARY CLARK JR
ALABAMA SHAKES • TRAIN • MICHAEL FRANTI & SPEARHEAD
JIMMY CLIFF • JOHN MAYALL • KEB MO • ANGELIQUE KIDJO
GEORGE CLINTON & PARLIAMENT FUNKADELIC
PAUL KELLY PRESENTS THE MERRI SOUL SESSIONS
FEAT. DAN SULTAN, KIRA PURU, VIKA & LINDA BULL, CLAIRY BROWNE
MAVIS STAPLES • TROMBONE SHORTY & ORLEANS AVENUE • XAVIER RUDD AND THE UNITED NATIONS • CHARLES BRADLEY AND HIS EXTRAORDINAIRES • SOJA • DISPATCH • CHRIS ROBINSON BROTHERHOOD • BETH HART • DONAVON FRANKENREITER • FRANK TURNER AND THE SLEEPING SOULS • TONY JOE WHITE • AUGIE MARCH • JUSTIN TOWNES EARLE • MELBOURNE SKA ORCHESTRA • MARIACHI EL BRONX • BAND OF SKULLS • BLUE KING BROWN • THE BEAUTIFUL GIRLS • ASH GRUNWALD • REBELUTION • JJ GREY & MOFRO • POKEY LAFARGE • DAVE ALVIN & PHIL ALVIN WITH THE GUILTY ONES • JON CLEARY & THE MONSTER GENTLEMEN • G. LOVE & SPECIAL SAUCE • RUTHIE FOSTER • THE BEAT • KEZIAH JONES • SHEPPARD
ALAS – NO MIDNIGHT OIL THIS YEAR
JAKE SHIMABUKURO • TREVOR HALL • SERENA RYDER • PLAYING FOR CHANGE • STEVE SMYTH • KARL S. WILLIAMS
DECLAN KELLY PRESENTS DIESEL N DUB
FEAT. EMMA DONOVAN, ALEX LLOYD, PAT POWELL, RADICAL SON, TONY HUGHES
MUSIC MAKER PRESENTS
COOL JOHN FERGUSON, GEORGE STANCELL, SUPER CHIKAN AND VASTI JACKSON
ROCKWIZ LIVE

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Bluesfest 2015 – Fifth Artist Announcement

Karl Williams 300dpi BWBLUESFEST 5TH ARTIST ANNOUNCEMENT

Bluesfest has added more artists to its growing 2015 line up.  Bluesfest is held over the 5 Day Easter Long Weekend from Thursday 2 to Monday 6 of April 2015 at its custom-built event site at Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm just outside Byron Bay. Continue reading