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The National Women in Blues Virtual Showcase ~ 2021

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.

 

 

Getting ready for summer

Looking forward to performing at MONA, Hobart again very soon, then at two fabulous Tasmanian Festivals.

For the Verandah Music Festival, Evandale, I’ll be performing and also presenting a workshop for intermediate ukulele players “Ukeing the Blues”.

At Cygnet Folk Festival I’ll be performing as well as presenting a movement, singing, and playing together workshop for kids (and big kids!) “Steppin’ Out to The Blues”.

Make Music Day 2021 ~ My Song Is Your Song

I recently took part in a fun project, that involved singer-songwriters throwing their names in a hat, and then swapping and covering each other’s songs through the My Song Is Your Song project – as part of the 2021 Make Music Day.

I was paired up with Amber Fults, from Tennessee. Here’s my cover of Amber’s song “Fire Burning”:

Check out Amber’s original version on Spotify:   https://open.spotify.com/track/30jVabsbADXhiiGzXrVap0?si=112658e31d734de8

 

 

A new blues with a classic feel

https://chriso1.bandcamp.com/track/whiskey-blues-coffee

Sometimes you’ve just got to put the umbrella up, face the cold and rain, and head to the pub for some whiskey and blues, then a coffee to see you home. Feeling good with the blues! Here’s a new original on National Resonator & Aiersi Resonator guitars, and Harp. Cover art by Justin James – a rainy night in Hobart .

 

 

Music Connections in Wynyard

A great article in the local press about the new music group in Wynyard. We meet on the 4th Sunday of the month at Live Well, a great community centre right in the middle of town. The group size is limited to 15, so its a good idea to let me know if you’re coming along.

Get in touch via my CONTACT PAGE on this website, and I can give you more information/book you in. 

The next MUSIC CONNECTIONS is on SUNDAY May 23rd from 3pm to 5pm, at LIVE WELL, 28 Saunders Street, Wynyard, Tasmania.