Adelaide Roots and Blues Association
Provides up to date, weekly Gig information for Blues and Roots fans throughout Adelaide and it’s surrounds…
Heaps of gigs and events on this week and all worth your support!
Thursday March 23
The Dirty Roots Band as special guests @ The “Gumbo Room” Blues Jam all in the front bar of @ The Gov. Band on @ 8pm, Jams start @ 9.15pm onward.The band will feature Nick Kipridis, Deryck Charles, Dennis Kipridis, Sav Palaktsoglou, Snooks La Vie and Mick Garcia. Come down and soak up the last fringe festival vibes and jams happening all in the “new improved” space.
Friday March 24
The Bluekatz! @ The Semaphore workers Club.
Doors open 8 till midnight, $10.00 entry
Toddy Gordon Band & Sympathy Orchestra @ The Wheatsheaf – 9pm
Sav Palaktsoglou @ The Baddog Bar (63 Hyde st. Adelaide) for some fine acoustic Blues(8-11pm)
The Left Wing are heading your way …Stone Pony with Josh Rennie-Hynes, Fri 24th, Grace Emily with The Heggarties Sat 25th, and Globe Hotel, Dongala, Sunday arvo 26th. Also listen in to 3D on Thurs night March 23rd to a play and chat on Roots and Branches.
Saturday March 25
The Three Brothers Arms Musicfest….Sadly Chris Finnen will not be able to make the gig….but we have the Streamliners …Alana and the Monotremes…The Black Diamond Roots Band …Gumbo Ya Ya… Steve Brown Band…Trev Warner Band. TICKETS ARE SELLING FOLKS, FREE CAMPING available!
40 Venables St Macclesfield 3-10.30pm
Tickets availiable on location and online $25!https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=252886
Frets Patrick @ Stein’s Taphouse
Anyone out there who loves Blues and Roots Music? Early Mississippi Delta Blues and Gospel sounds ? Continuing our Saturday Sessions from 3pm
Saturday March 25
Chris Finnen’s Back-Aid
Benefit Concert and Fundraiser
The Singing Gallery
133 Main Rd McLaren Vale
4.30 Kick-off – $20.00 Entry.
In his long and distinguished career Chris Finnen has donated his time and talent to raise money for countless charities. Now Chris Finnen needs OUR help. After many years of strenuous live performances and national touring his body is finally feeling the strain. Chris is expected to undergo months of painful spinal treatment and a long recovery before he can again grace the stage with his wild and unique talent. Chris is a professional musician who lives solely by music. With no live performances expected for 2017 this will be a financial crisis that Chris does not need in his time of trouble.Chris Finnen’s generosity of spirit has helped countless people in need and he continues to inspire the next generation of guitarists through workshops and masterclasses. Chris Finnen is one of the most well-loved and respected musicians in the Australian music scene and your donation will ensure we all get to enjoy his
music for many years to come.
Cal Williams Jr.
You can donate here:
Saturday March 25
KUSTOM KULTURE WEEKEND March 24th to 26th
15 years in the making and a whole weekend to celebrate! Adelaide Kustom Kulture Weekend is a celebration of Art, Music, and Kulture right here in The Aussie South! Rockin’ it here in RAd since 2003!
So this year we take it back to where we started in 2003 and bring the best and coolest in local and interstate acts from the past, present and up and coming!
And to commemorate our Crystal Anniversary we are proudly hosting the launch of a book/cd of Adelaide’s scene entitled “Guitars and Three R’s (Rockabilly, Roots and Radelaide)” as seen through the eyes of Chris Oaten and Max Moore over the last 1 and 1/2 decades and complimented by the soundtrack of a host of great local Rockabilly/Roots acts!
We present on the Rock Retro Scissors Stage for this year’s 15th Birthday Bash;
Friday Night: $20
Saturday Afternoon: Free
Hot Rod Kustom and Showdown with pre 67 Hot Rods and bikes, stalls, art and BBQ!
Music by the Silverados
Saturday Night: $20
Milky Bar Kids
Sunday Afternoon: Free
and Internationally renowned harmonica playerCraig Shaw
+ Midwest Trader Knees to the Breeze poker Run
Tickets for sale limited to 200 per night.
Purchased through our sponsors’ stores
Rock Retro Scissors
Sunday March 26
The Bluescasters @ The Semaphore Workers,
93 The Esplanade Semaphore Doors open 4 till 8 pm, $10.00 entry
Mike Festa Blues Band @ The Noarlunga RSL
Nikko & Snooks @ Beach Burrito Cafe (Glenelg) 1.30pm
Monday March 27
Stormy Monday Blues with Donald McRobbie @ Ed Castle Hotel Currie St
Tuesday March 28
The Gassie Blues Jam from 8.00pm
The Gaslight Tavern 36 Chief St. Brompton
Thursday March 30
With Bonnie Lee Galea, Quinton Dunne [double bass] & Steve Wilson [guitar]
@ Gilbert Street Hotel 7pm – 10pm
88 Gilbert St, Adelaide
Friday March 31
Muddy Road @ Three Brothers Arms Hotel, Macclesfield
Trinity Sessions Presents Jeff Lang ‘Alone In Bad Company’ CD LAUNCH with special guest Josh Rennie-Hynes with his new CD. Doors open 7.30pm Music at 8pm. General Admission. Fully Seated. Licensed bar pre-show and interval.
Jeff’s show in 2016 at Trinity Sessions sold out so get your ticket early to avoid missing out.
In a career spanning twenty- five years and at least as many recordings, Alone In Bad Company is Jeff Lang’s momentous new album which presents the most organic union of Lang’s talents and influences yet. Released through ABC Music on February 24th this year Alone In Bad Company is filled with exquisitely sung stories and melodies demonstrating that, Lang is nothing if not a lover of song.
Tix at https://www.dramatix.com.au/events/1708
Saturday April 1
“Port Blues” this week featuring Shades of Blue @ the Commercial
29 Commercial Road, Port Adelaide. Head down for a gourmet burger and stay for some fine Blues. Live music kicks off at 3pm
Sunday April 2
Ladies & Gentlemen..introducing, The Incredible Blackhawks
Lord Melbourne Hotel
63 Melbourne Street, North Adelaide
The Incredible BLACKHAWKS…featuring John Freeman (Drums), Mark Hawkins ( vocals, sax, guitar, harmonica ), Darrell Thompson ( guitar, vocals ), Ronny Davidson (bass, bv)
Mick Kidd (solo) @ Bedford Hotel, Woodside-4p.m.
Travis Taylor and One More Mile @ The Semaphore Workers 4-8pm
$10 gets you in.