This photo from today's festival sums up the integral importance of retaining culture and tradition to guide and educate our next generation in Australia; no matter what creed. A great show with Kutcha Edwards made today special.
Blues & Roots
I've heard a lot of musicians complain of dwindling audiences at live shows over the past few years. But there's one style of music that's actually growing in support; based on numbers at live shows. It's the Blues and here in Melbourne it's seriously rockin'. The Docklands Blues Festival saw a massive crowd support some of our finest musicians, with Blues of all types represented. Wonderful to be a part of this scene.
Well, well. That's a wonderful thing to see. My two last releases for both Jesse Valach and Blue Eyes Cry are sharing the Top 10 of Blues & Roots Airplay Chart for September 2015. Jesse at #2 up from #57, with B.E.C. still in at #9 up from #10.
Both these ensembles are amazing and represent the latest wave of younger Blues and Roots artists here in Melbourne. Seriously talented musicians and vocalists. I am feeling a lot like a proud parent right now. Enjoyed a great blow with B.E.C. last night at the Spotted Mallard, whilst this Sunday sees Jesse release his 2nd album we have created together at the Catfish in Fitzroy. What a week.
Seriously loving my music right now. Thanx to all my artists, without whom I am - Silent. x