Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Roll up Roll up!: Byron Bay Blues Fest 2012

Roll up roll up! A week from tomorrow the 23rd edition of the annual Byron Bay Blues Fest, the best music festival in the southern hemisphere, gets under way.  It’s another bumper crop of international and local talent this year with headliner John Fogerty, the once-upon-a-time chief of Creedence Clearwater Revival, taking top billing.  So be sure to have your flannel shirt pressed and ready for his show!

Other guests include Buddy Guy, John Hiatt, Angelique Kidjo, Keb’ Mo’, and the phenomenal Bettye LaVette. Father, Steve and son, Justin Townes will represent the Earle family. Several beloved dinosaurs will also put in an appearance, namely Crosby Stills and Nash, and The Pogues. Ms Candi Staton, will be basking in late career rediscovery. Ziggy Marley and Dweezil Zappa, meantime, will be reminding everyone of their brilliant dads’ music.

So hurry on down (or up depending on your location) set up your tent and get ready to enjoy the music, dolphins and blue ocean for 5 days in April.

To get you motivated here is a sample of just SOME of the artists who will be playing next week! 

            Track Listing:
            01 Keep On Chooglin' (Creedence Clearwater Revival)
02 September (Earth Wind and Fire)
03 Life Ain't What it Seems (John Butler Trio)
04 Knot Comes Loose (My Morning Jacket)
05 Are You Losing Your Mind (Buddy Guy)
06 Bus to Baton Rouge (Lucinda Williams)
07 Georgia Rae (John Hiatt)
08 Afia (Angelique Kidjo)
09 Get Ready (Sublime)
10 Good Morning Little School Girl (Jonny Lang)
11 Fallen Off a Rock (Sea Sick Steve)
12 Whole 'Nutha Thang (Keb' Mo')
13 Six Days And A Night (Candy Staton)
14 Lately I've Let Things Slide (Nick Lowe)
15 John Walker's Blues (Steve Earle)
16 I'm Nothin' Without You (Steve Earle)
17 Far Away In Another Town (Justin Townes Earle)
18 Feels like Rain (John Hiatt)
19 Beg Your Pardon (Josh Pyke)
20 Joy (Bettye LaVette)
21 Tuff Enuff (The Fabulous Thunderbirds)
22 Tswang Tswang Tswang (Vusi Mahlasela and Proud People's Band)
23 Long Ride (The Audreys)
24 Can't Be Satisfied (Harry Manx)
25 The Good Life (Ray Beadle and the Vipers)
26 On Your Way Down (Trombone Shorty feat. Allen Toussaint)
27 Sci-Fi Kid 2007 (Blitzen Trapper)
28 The Sheik Yerbouti (Frank Zappa)
29 The Last Time (Bettye LaVette)
30 Don't Look Now (Creedence Clearwater Revival)

Listen here.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Yeh, sure! Rubbish. The most expensive and crowded...