Patrons at a packed Goldmines courtyard a few Fridays ago were treated to fantastic near two hour set by Lloyd Spiegel, in Bendigo at the start of a three month tour promoting his new live double CD. Lloyd was joined on stage for a couple of tracks by local favourite Bill Barber.
On the subject of the ubiquitous Bill Barber… he went into the studio in early July and is looking to have his, as yet untitled, first CD out in September or October.
Greg Dodd and the Hoodoo Men, Festival favourites last year, have a new album, Movin’ On, out now.
Another new release that grabbed my attention recently was Benny Walker’s Through the Forest. Benny played tracks from his new album recently to a buzzing Old Church On The Hill crowd.
Have you heard about Friends of the Festival? There are numerous benefits. For a one-off annual fee of $95 (individual) or $225 (family) you can get into over 20 Bendigo Blues & Roots Music Festival events free or half-price through the year and all events at the Festival for free. Additionally – yes, it gets better – Friends of the Festival will receive a merchandise pack valued at $37 (individual) and $72 (family). The pack includes some cool, groovy, funky Festival-branded gear – t-shirt, cap, CD sampler, stubby holder, etc. And of course. By becoming a Friend, you’ll get that warm, glowing feeling that comes with supporting live music in Bendigo…
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