2020 Agnes Blues, Roots & Rock Festival

AGNES BLUES, ROOTS & ROCK FESTIVAL Venue – SES Grounds, Captain Cook Drive, Seventeen Seventy. Festival Dates – Friday 21st February to Sunday 23rd February 2020. #AGNESBLUESFEST 2020 SET TO LIFT OFF THIS WEEKEND The annual Agnes Blues, Roots & Rock Festival is set to lift off at the SES Grounds in Agnes Water & 1770 from 4pm this Friday 21st February. With the Festival in its 13th year, the twin towns of Agnes Water & 1770 in the Great Barrier Reef’s Sensational Deep South will once [...]

By |2020-02-18T08:55:54+10:00February 18th, 2020|News, Reviews and Events|

Girrakool Blues Festival and BBQ

Some people I know went to the Girrakool Blues festival this year and had a fabulous time. It's held on the Central Coast NSW, near Kariong, and according to Google Maps it's a 9 hour drive from Brisbane, so not too far down the Pacific Hwy. The Girrkool Blues festival is on 6-8 March next year. There is a great lineup for 2020. Have a look at this link to see who's going to be playing at it https://girrakoolblues.com.au/category/2020-artists/ For our BASEQ members, they've offered us a [...]

By |2020-02-18T08:34:59+10:00February 16th, 2020|News, Reviews and Events|

Golden Girl Hayley Marsten at Tamworth 2020

Story by Tracey Hammell Hayley Marsten at Tamworth Country Music Festival 2020 (pic courtesy Brett Clarke Photography). This year’s Golden Guitar Awards at Tamworth in NSW was abuzz with glamour, colour and excitement. Yes, there were cowboy hats and Cuban heeled boots. There were also neon jumpsuits and the highest of stilettos, and a modern take on Linda Ronstadt’s denim cut-offs. The music was fun and vibrant, and everywhere people were just enjoying themselves. What I noticed most about this town though was its [...]

By |2020-02-04T18:02:24+10:00February 3rd, 2020|The Groove|

Tamworth Country Music Festival 2020

Story by Tracey Hammell 2020 Golden Guitar Award Winners - Luke O'Shea, Lyn Bowtell, Fanny Lumsden, Blake O'Connor Music, Lee Kernaghan, Felicity Urquhart, Kristy Cox, Kevin Bennett & The Flood, Allan Caswell Songwriting School, Melissa Pearce and Brad Butcher. Back in 1997 Etta James recorded a country album, “Love's Been Rough on Me,” saying, “The Blues and Country are first cousins!" Both genres could be found in the Southern United States in the 19th century, sharing the historical period and some similarities in musical and lyrical [...]

By |2020-02-04T17:50:47+10:00February 3rd, 2020|The Groove|

Blues Collection – 90 CDs & Magazines for FREE

One of our Blues supporters is having a cleanout and would like to find a new home for his 90 Blues Collection CDs and associated magazines that he has - see link and photo. The Blues Collection" was a magazine series devoted to examining the wealth of history surrounding the emergence of 'electric blues' and the artists concerned. Each issue, published between 1993 & 1997, was devoted to an artist's work and was accompanied by a compilation recording of their songs. Some issues covered a mix of [...]

By |2020-01-16T17:12:06+10:00January 16th, 2020|News, Reviews and Events|