Enjoy the sights of Bendigo’s architecturally stunning CBD from on board the sensationally restored vintage W Class tram, while being serenaded by two brilliant acts:
Luke Watt is a folk/blues guitarist and songwriter described by ABC National as “Raw and mercurial, the real deal,” and by Lloyd Spiegel as “A master of his craft.”
Despite the experiences of touring his last album Hill End Ruin throughout Europe and the U.S, Luke Watt’s new record is inspired by stories based much closer to home. Wild Graces is a collection of songs inspired by, written and recorded in his now home of Central Victoria. The record was then mixed by long-time collaborator Nick Huggins (Jen Cloher, Skipping Girl Vinegar, Whitley). Luke’s folk and blues guitar playing carries songs of failed gold diggers, small town tragedies and feuds between cranky old men. Wild Graces is an album from a touring artist who set up home and found stories worth telling.
All the way from the heart of the deep south comes the sound of authenticity cobbled together by three of the finest purveyors of twenty first century blues. Alawishus Jones, Cleitus Johnson and T-Bone Redding seamlessly combine in multi-instrumental song lines that are rambunctious and delicious in equal measures.
Fixtures on all good festivals these ragtime playing rapscallions put on a rollicking show full of great music, showmanship and comedy. Their first album ‘Little White Lies’ was launched earlier this year and greeted with ‘hollers’ and hoots of approval from all and sundry.
Pull up your braces, button your collar, hang on to your seats and get ready for the highly democratic, somewhat enigmatic, often melodramatic, fully gyrostatic and totally charismatic Alawishus Jones & The Outright Lies!
Saturday August 8th
Blues Tram, feat: Luke Watt + Alawishus Jones & The Outright Lies
Departing Central Deborah Goldmine (76 Violet Street) at 2pm (sharp), returning 4:15pm (approx.).
Tix: $39 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.