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Two of the most soulful acts we’ve ever hosted will ride the rails on our March 2019 Blues Tram: Jo Jo Smith makes a very welcome return, while the legendary Carl Pannuzzo makes his Blues Tram debut.

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:

Carl Pannuzzo:
Vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, autodidact, songwriter and educator, is in demand nationally and internationally, performing/recording with many groups and projects as varied as Bob Sedergreen, Opera Australia, Mia Dyson, Paul Grabowsky, Vika and Linda Bull, Stephen Magnusson, Punctum Live Arts Inc., Rachel Hore, Sydney Childrens Festival, Casey Bennetto, Cirque du Soleil, Fred Smith, Wienextra, Tripod, the boîte, Stephen Taberner, George Nussbaumer, Music Outback, David Briggs, Totally Gourdgeous, Checkerboard Lounge, Acapelicans, in duo with Penny Larkins and as a soloist. As a creator, interpreter and improviser, Carl is recognized as a sensitive, dynamic and fearless singer, a quickfire musical mind and affable and engaging stage presence. Carl enjoys being a messenger for the articulate truth of music and delivers it with a balance of respect and abandon.

Jo Jo Smith:
Jo Jo is an inspirational performer generous of heart soul and musicality. Coming from a roots base of Soul Blues Funk and Jazz steeped in groove and sprinkled with good humour Jo Jo’s material ruminates on love life and all things real. No one leaves a Jo Jo Performance untouched by her vocal ability and magnetic stage presence.
In 2017 Jo Jo celebrated 50 Years of working in the music industry by doing a cracker 50 Gig tour of Australia organised and arranged by her dear friend and colleague / poet / singer /guitarist Lucie Thorne.
Festivals Jo Jo has played of late include The Mullumbimby Music Festival, Port fairy Folk Festival, Bellow Winter Fest, Bendigo Blues n Roots, Eltham Jazz Festival, Whare Flat Folk Festival, Newstead Folk Festival.

Saturday March 9th
Blues Tram, feat: Jo Jo Smith + Carl Pannuzzo
Departing Central Deborah Goldmine (76 Violet Street) at 2pm, returning 4:15pm.
Tix: $35 from Bendigo Visitor Centre 1800 813 513 or online here: https://www.bendigotourism.com/tours/bendigo-cbd/bendigo-blues-tram
Follow The Blues Tram here: https://www.facebook.com/TheBluesTram

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.

Please Note:
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.