BLUES GUITARIST KIRK FLETCHER (USA) RETURNS FOR 2020 TOUR

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Considered one of the finest modern blues guitarists in the world and a bonafide can’t-miss live performer, Kirk Fletcher will make a welcome return to Australia in February 2020 – and this time he’s bringing his European band – Jonny Henderson on Keys and Bass and Matt Brown on drums – with him and will be playing at Lizotte’s, Newcastle …

BLUES TROUBADOUR KEB ‘MO’ TOURING APRIL 2019

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Legendary Bluesman, Keb’ Mo’  is returning as a crowd favourite to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Bluesfest, Byron Bay next April. Bluesfest Touring has also announced that Keb’ Mo’  will perform a handful of must-see solo performances along the east coast of Australia as well, including a show here in Newcastle at Lizotte’s on Wednesday, April 17th, 2019. It all took off for Keb’ …

ROBBEN FORD TO RELEASE NEW STUDIO ALBUM “PURPLE HOUSE”

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earMUSIC has announced the worldwide signing of Robben Ford – the blues, jazz, and rock virtuoso, who is one of the most innovative and influential contemporary premier electric guitarists, vocalist and songwriter with a celebrated career that has spanned almost five decades. The five-time Grammy nominee achieved worldwide fame for both, being a solo artist and for his collaborations with a …

THE SWAMP STOMPERS DROP ‘SHADOWS ON THE WALL’ EP

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Blues Rockers, The Swamp Stompers are set to release their new EP ‘Shadows On The Wall’ and will be heading out tour later this month to celebrate the EP’s release with a show set for Newcastle’s home of original live music, The Stag & Hunter Hotel on Friday, October 26th! You’ve got to hand it to a band like South Coast NSW …

A TASTE OF AMERICANA FESTIVAL – ENMORE THEATRE SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14TH

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A Taste of Americana Festival will make its debut at Sydney’s iconic Enmore Theatre on Sunday 14th October. This all-ages event features a massive 7 act line up, showcasing some of Americana’s finest local and international acts. A Taste of Americana Festival will be headlined by Nashville powerhouse Margo Price. Kicking off at 2 pm, the one-day festival will offer …

MOORE BLUES FOR GARY – A TRIBUTE TO GARY MOORE

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The sky was crying when Gary Moore passed away on 6th February 2011.  From Thin Lizzy to Colosseum II, together with his solo hits ‘Parisienne Walkways’ and ‘Out In The Fields’, Gary influenced a whole generation of guitar players and guitar playing. The bass player/producer Bob Daisley had played with Gary since the 1980’s, and is known for suggesting to …

TONY JOE WHITE & BAND TOURING OCTOBER 2018

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Hot on the release of his latest album ”Bad Mouthin”, Tony Joe White returns to Australia this October for some very special shows performing with a full band for the first time in over three decades with musicians Pete Luscombe (Paul Kelly, Rockwiz) on drums, hot bass action from Bill McDonald and fine keyboard sounds from Bruce Haymes. Chompin’ out …

AUSSIE BLUES-ROOTS VETERAN GEOFF ACHISON RELEASES ‘SOVEREIGN TOWN’

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Veteran Aussie blues-roots artist Geoff Achison is a household name for many music fans in the more southerly states, a reputation he’s forged through decades of making consistently excellent music. Achison first cut his teeth as the young guitar gun back in Dutch Tilders’ band in the 80’s and has maintained a gruelling touring schedule ever since, both as part …

MATTY T WALL ‘SIDEWINDER’ TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED

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Western Australian Blues-rocker Matty T Wall is heading out on the road to celebrate the release of his hot new album ‘Sidewinder’ touring both the West and East coasts through July/August. With a show set for Newcastle on Sunday, July 15th at The Stag & Hunter Hotel.  Sidewinder is a 12-track tour de force through classic soul, screaming blues, and displays more of the slick …

GALLERY: JUSTIN YAP BAND ‘LIVE IN NEWCASTLE’ ALBUM LAUNCH @ THE STAG – JUNE 1ST 2018

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The Justin Yap Band celebrated the launch of their ‘Live In Newcastle’ album last night at The Stag and Hunter Hotel with a class show That had the big Newcastle crowd rocking to their trademark Soulful Blues/Funk. The Justin Yap Band and Geoff Achison played a fiery show together at The Stag and Hunter in July 2017. The band felt like that night …