Enjoy the sights of Bendigo’s architecturally stunning CBD from on board the sensationally restored vintage Class tram #610, while being serenaded by two great acts.
Don Morrison is a songwriter, singer, guitarist, guitar maker, story teller and author. He has shared the stage with many of the biggest names in Australian music, like Midnight Oil, Hunters and Collectors, Joe Camilleri, Men At Work and a hundred more in more than thirty years in music game.
He has worked with Bo Diddly, Joe Cocker, Rodriguez. He was brave enough to stand next to Shakin’ Stephens in a urinal and was nearly killed by Willie Nelson in Austin, Texas.
He’s done gigs from Melbourne to Margaret River, from Sydney to San Antonio, Perth to Penrith and released fifteen albums and CDs of original songs.
Don also makes the world renowned Donmo Resonator guitars, mandolins and ukuleles. There’s now more that 500 of these hand made instruments being played all over the world and the guitars he uses on stage are unique and made from parts of his family history.
Don has a powerful and engaging stage presence and a captivating narrative in his songs. His songs tell our story with humour, irony and compassion.
The Backyard Banjo Club is a five-piece trad-jazz/bluegrass bonanza. Think Tom Waits meets Django Reinhardt. High energy up-tempo jazz and the occasional sultry ballad, good times guaranteed.
The band consists of: Nathan Power – Banjo/Vox, Phoebe Lindner – Violin/Vox, Panfred Reed – Piano Accordian, Thomas Young – Bass and Sally Rochlin – Sax.
Saturday November 11th
Blues Tram, feat: Don Morrison + The Backyard Banjo Club!
Departing Central Deborah Goldmine (76 Violet Street) at 2pm, returning 4:30pm.
Tix: $49.50 from Bendigo Visitor Centre 1800 813 513 or online here: https://www.bendigotourism.com/tours/bendigo-cbd/bendigo-blues-tram
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Strictly no BYO. Drinks and snacks available for purchase.
The Blues Tram is organised and staged by Bendigo Blues & Roots Music Festival Inc, a not-for-profit organisation run by volunteers.
This is a music appreciation event – a mobile concert. For the enjoyment of all patrons, any rowdy or loud behavior will not be tolerated. Event management reserves the right to refuse admission or evict patrons if requests to manage behavior are not complied with; in this unlikely event, tickets of offenders will be forfeited and no refund will be available.