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Mojo Webb

Utterly fresh and unique but steeped in the tradition of real, authentic blues, Mojo Webb's music is truely world class. He began singing and playing the guitar at 12 and has added harmonica, saxophone, bass and drums to his repertoire. Webb began his career spenging 6 years on the road with Buzz & The Blues Band (1992-1998). Since then, Webb jas fronted his own bands and also performed solo. His stunning vocal delivery, incendiary guitar and harmonica playing have earned him countless admirers.

The Tonalists

Melbourne soul blues outfit The Tonalists play a smooth bluesy, jazzy, funky collection of instrumental and vocal hits from the 60's, 70's and beyond.
Featuring Mick Coll on Hammond and pianos, Jason Kane on guitar and lap steel, Nigel Wright on drums and percussion, their sound is retro but with a modern twist, often 'sampling' the originals and looping over the patterns, overlaying 'tone on tone'.
Their setlist includes tunes by Lou Donaldson, Leon Russell, Gill Scott-Heron to name a few...

Line up:
Hammond, Pianos - Mick Coll (T'Hammer, Bigfoot, Long Black Limousine, Penthouse Paupers)
Guitar, Lap Steel - Jason Kain (Epic Brass, Jackson Code, Long Black Limousine, Wet Taxis, Leadfoot)
Drums, Percussion - Nigel Wright (Long Black Limousine, Leadfoot, The Here Here's, Jackson Code)

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Joe Louis Walker

Joe Louis Walker (born December 25, 1949 in San Francisco, California) is an American blues guitarist, singer and producer. Walker's parents were blues fans, and introduced him to the music when he was young.
He learned to play the guitar at age fourteen, and left home at sixteen to work as a performer. He soon met Mike Bloomfield, who introduced him to the Bay Area Blues scene. During the 1960s, Walker opened for such artists as Earl Hooker, Freddie King and Lowell Fulson.

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Ash Grunwald

It is too simplistic to describe Ash Grunwald as just a blues musician. While it’s true that his music is steeped in the Delta blues tradition of the legendary acoustic musicians who proliferated in pre-World War II America’s deep South and the giants of electric blues who shaped rock and roll, it’s the young Victorian’s willingness to combine these influences with grooves and sounds common in contemporary music that sets him apart.

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Eric Bibb

Eric Bibb (b. 16th August 1951) is an American blues singer and guitarist, based in London, England, who has made his career largely in Europe. Eric was born In New York into a musical family. Eric's father, Leon Bibb, is a trained singer who sang in musical theatre and made a name for himself as part of the 1960's New York folk scene. His uncle was the world famous jazz pianist and composer John Lewis, of the Modern Jazz Quartet. Family friends included Pete Seeger, Odetta and actor/singer/activist Paul Robeson, Eric's godfather.

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Alex Taylor

Alex Taylor was an American singer-songwriter. Taylor was the child of Dr. Isaac Taylor and Gertrude Taylor. Taylor was a member of a family which produced a number of singers, the most famous of whom being James, but also includes Livingston, Hugh and Kate. Taylor had two sons, Edward and James. His son James is the namesake of his brother and inspired his brother James' 1970 hit "Sweet Baby James." Edward was adopted because of the young age of Brent, Alex's wife.

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The Thomas Oliver Band

Wellington 5-piece The Thomas Oliver Band have spent the past few years touring and playing live throughout New Zealand with the likes of Fat Freddy’s Drop, Gin Wigmore and Britain’s Oli Brown. Within this time the band have also written and recorded their debut full-length album ‘Baby, I’ll Play’ to be released in early 2011.

“From the sexy, dirty blues/rock of ‘Nothing Left’ and ‘In My Bones’ to the glorious, perfect-pop balladry of ‘A Letter’, Every Penny is flawless.

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Robin Trower

Robin Trower (born March 9, 1945 in Catford, England) is a british blues rock guitarist who achieved success with Procol Harum during the 1960's, and then again as the leader of his own power trio. Perhaps Trower's most famous album is Bridge Of Sighs (1974). This album, along with his first (Twice Removed From Yesterday) and third (For Earth Below) solo albums, was produced by his former Procol Harum band mate, organist Matthew Fisher.

The Blind Boys of Alabama

The Blind Boys of Alabama are a gospel music group from Alabama that first formed at the Alabama Institute for the Negro Blind in 1939. Although the Blind Boys of Alabama have been singing gospel music for more than five decades, it's only recently that the group has had the benefit of a major record company behind them. Led by founding member Clarence Fountain, the rest of the group currently consists of Eric McKinney, George Scott, Caleb Butler, Johnny Field, Jimmy Carter, Joey Williams, Donald Dillion and Aubrey Blount.

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