Thursday, Phil and Trudy Edgeley @ The Spa Bar Daylesford
Phil Edgeley, “hard-edged blues slide trouper, nimble-fingered folk alchemist”, plays his trademark Churchill Acoustic, Tim Kill Weissenborn and National Steel guitars combined with a solid reputation as a songwriter. Edgeley’s British folk/blues songwriting is complimented by Trudy Edgeley's tempos and melodies.
Saturday, The Resignators @ The Spa Bar Daylesford
A psycho-ska band from Melbourne, The Resignators have toured the world multiple times over, risking speeding tickets, their jobs, and their health to bring upstrokes and throwdowns to good folk everywhere. The band’s sound bears influences that range from mariachi one minute, to rockabilly the next.
Sunday, Salty Dog @ Old Hepburn Hotel
The duo has won numerous accolades at various blues festivals and has releases spanning in excess of 20 years. Steve Plater plays acoustic and electric guitar, made from biscuit tins and a Jack Daniel’s tin guitar, snare and hi-hat. The other half of the band, Marion Turner, is a renowned, award winning harmonica player. The pair play original material, blues standards and hard driving rock’n’roll.
Friday, Lunar Dust, Christina Green with guests @ Blue Bean Cafe, Hepburn Springs
Christina Green is a Melbourne-based songwriter, composer and performer and multi-instrumentalist who is active in both the folk/acoustic and contemporary classical contexts. Featuring nuanced guitar/ukulele accompaniments, Green’s songs bring quirky vignettes and tales with emotional layers. Lunar Dust’s Vanessa Craven, is attracted to folk, blues and alt-country styles. Her Indian heritage shines through in some of the music. She has played in many Folk Festivals and local venues in this Shire, Melbourne and further afield. Vanessa currently plays lap slide, guitar, Cajon drum, harmonica and didgeridoo, with an overlay of smooth easy listening vocals.
Saturday, Next Episode @ Blue Bean Cafe, Hepburn Springs; Sunday, Steph Bitter @ Blue Bean Cafe, Hepburn Springs