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The National Women in Blues Virtual Showcase ~ 2021

“Shake ’em on Down” (Trad. arranged and played by Chris O & Blockfrei)

In 2016 I was in Memphis for the International Blues Challenge, and also had the opportunity to represent Australia at the National Women in Blues Showcase, right there on Beale Street. At the start of 2017 I was thrilled to have my CD “Wailin’ and Raggin’ the Blues” nominated as a Finalist for Best Self-produced Album with The Blues Foundation.

Remembering that time, and now so excited to be a part of the 2021 National Women in Blues Virtual Showcase – February 14th in America, February 15th here in Australia. (7pm Sydney/Hobart/Melbourne time).

Check out the links to see the fabulous line-up of Blues Women from around the World, and the promo video.

 

Big shout out to Dave Matthews, Vera van Faassen and Deb Mann for the photos.

 

 

Waltzing around on a Seagull

I recorded this little folk instrumental on a Merlin M4, a 4 string diatonic instrument inspired by the dulcimer, made by the Seagull company in Quebec, Canada. This one is set up in an open D tuning. A great little instrument to noodle on, mine covers the folky tunes like this, as well as old school gospel blues and old timey classics.

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