Enjoy the sights of Bendigo’s architecturally stunning CBD from on board the sensationally restored vintage W Class tram, while being serenaded by two great acts:
“A bluesman at heart, avid wanderer reflecting troubadour tradition, albeit delicately picked ballads to foot stomping slide guitar driven down-home blues swagger. Melbourne singer-songwriter & guitarist Matt Katsis features a “one-man-band” approach through use of percussive elements of the acoustic guitar, kick drum, stomp-box and tambourine, this has seen Matt take to audiences far and wide with the ease and merit that parallel’s his music.
Past festival performances include our very own Bendigo Blues & Roots Music Festival, Blues on Broadbeach (QLD), Queenscliff Music Festival (VIC), Illawarra Folk Festival (NSW) and most recent support shows with Australian Roots Music Legends Jeff Lang & The Backsliders has certainly set the tone for what’s to come.
His latest live album release ‘Live At The Wheaty’ encompasses his distinctive fusion of folk, blues and roots, which was compiled following two separate shows at The Wheatsheaf, Adelaide during his ‘As The River Runs’ National Tour.”
Jess Parker & The Troubled Waters:
“With a voice like honey poured over a thunder, a howling, beat up old Gretsch guitar and thumping animalistic drums, Jess Parker &
The Troubled Waters mix their unique brew of dark Australiana and roaring swamp blues perfectly. After recording their debut EP – ‘Goin’ Swimmin’ at The Aviary in late 2017 and embarking on a a string of local and regional shows, the momentum and force this Melbourne duos’ train is growing stronger and proving to be unstoppable.”
Saturday January 11th
Blues Tram, feat: Matt Katsis + Jess Parker & The Troubled Waters
Departing Central Deborah Goldmine (76 Violet Street) at 2pm, returning 4:15pm.
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.