A super-talented young singer/songwriter from Queensland, in town for Easter Blues Bender, returns to ride the rails while a talented singer/songwriter from Melbourne 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:
When you blend the rich, soulful vocal tones with the vibrant, percussive timbre of a guitar, you get Karrie Hayward. Drawing inspiration from blues music and guitar heroes such as John Mayer, Buddy Guy, BB King; to the more ‘chilled’ sounds of Jack Johnson and Tash Sultana, Karrie’s own style is a blend of the best parts of folk, pop, alt and blues.
Miguel Rios (Running Blue):
Running Blue is the musical moniker for songwriter and singer Miguel Rios and fiddle player Ash Jones. Rios, grew up in the Queensland tablelands, beautiful and taunting country, Rios, part Mexican, part native American, writes songs which are lyrically driven, the words are both simple and incisive, a dichotomy matched by a vocal style that is pure and unforced, yet raw. These are detailed and deeply personal stories but they also thrum with universal truths. This gifted, highly original singer-songwriter gives soulful voice to the longings and dark comedies of human striving that play out against the natural world. His gift has been burnished by the accompaniment of his close friend, Ash Jones. Rios and this extraordinarily talented fiddler know each other inside out, and it shows in the way Jones’s playing weaves in and out of the music like smoke through sunbeams.
Saturday April 11th
Blues Tram, feat: Karrie Hayward + Miguel Rios
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.