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.
Melbourne blues songstress Anna Scionti (pronounced Shon-tee) is a singer/songwriter guitarist and bottleneck slide player. Scionti’s uninhibited foot stomping blues is honest and raw. On cigar box guitar, resonator, lap steel and stomp you will be deeply immersed into her world of electrified rhythmic tunes.
Scionti’s new 2019 album Orphan Diary, is a collection of original songs telling stories of love, loss, and longing from her childhood to now. Having lost both parents in her teenage years, this album is uninhibited, raw and unapologetic in its honesty. Orphan Diary marks the follow up to her 2017 self-titled EP which debuted at No.2 on the Australian Blues & Roots Airplay Charts.
Having shared the stage with some of Australia’s finest blues players, including Fiona Boyes and Geoff Achison, Anna is a regular on the Blues Train as well as festivals including Thredbo Blues Festival (NSW), Australian Blues Music Festival (NSW), Great Southern Cigar Box Guitar Festival (VIC), National Folk Festival (ACT) to name a few.
While still a young artist at 18, Charlie has journeyed to the USA in 2017, ‘18 & ‘19 to perform at the International Blues Challenge – Youth Showcase in Memphis, representing the Melbourne Blues Appreciation Society, as well as playing in both Nashville & Muscle Shoals.
In Australia Charlie has played with & been mentored by some of our biggest artists such as; Geoff Achison, Sweet Felicia, Jimi Hocking, Andrea Marr, Russell Morris & Lloyd Spiegel.
He has had the honour of performing in the USA with band members from such great acts as BB King, Albert Collins, Ray Charles, Bonnie Raitt, & Wilson Pickett.
Charlie began playing in bars & clubs at 12 years of age & now works as a full-time musician. He performs regularly as a solo artist, fronting his Band or playing guitar in both The Great Unknown & Hey Gringo.
Charlie is a fresh act on the scene, representing the next generation.
He’ll get your feet tapping & leave a smile on your face!
Saturday November 9th
Blues Tram, feat: Anna Scionti + Charlie Bedford
Departing Central Deborah Goldmine (76 Violet Street) at 2pm, returning 4:30pm.
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.