Girrakool Blues Festival & The Naughty Noodle Fun Haus season of “Blues at The Funhaus” continues with
Dom Turner’s (Backsliders) Rural Blues Project
“Turner is a phenomenal guitarist – slide and otherwise – and brilliant songwriter with trademark vocals” – Rhythms Magazine
A blend of Mississippi hill country blues, delta blues, Piedmont blues, rock, dub and sounds of Asia, Dom Turner is the founding member and key songwriter of the iconic Australian blues group, Backsliders and has appeared at most all major blues related music festivals including Bluesfest, Woodford Folk Festival and Blues on Broadbeach.
With The Rural Blues Project Dom presents a mix of upbeat raw electric rural blues songs—from Charley Patton to Lead Belly, Fred McDowell to RL Burnside as well as original tracks. Joining Dom is the shuffle king himself, legendary drummer Rosscoe Clarke (Foreday Riders, Cyril B Bunter) and you never know; there could be surprise special guests.
Highly regarded speaker on blues music and has guested on Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) radio programs and guest presenting Radio National’s ‘Music Deli’) and presented music workshops at festivals and universities (both nationally and internationally). Multi award winning Australian blues artist, Dom Turner is best known as guitarist, lead vocalist, and founding member of the iconic Australian blues group, Backsliders.
“The man is a phenomenal blues player.” BWW Reviews
Dom Turner’s been voted ‘Blues Songwriter of the Year’ at the Australian Blues Awards. As well as over 30 years of recording and performing blues in Australia and internationally with the Backsliders, Dom has embarked on a variety of solo and collaborative musical projects including touring as a solo artist in the USA, playing and teaching blues guitar at Augusta Blues week in West Virginia, touring Mexico with US blues greats, Del Ray and Steve James. His trademark ‘slide’ guitar sound can be heard on myriad session recordings and his songs have featured on the ABC TV programmes including Seachange, ‘Dirt Music and Underbelly.
This is supper & show @ the Haus with Café Du Blueza taking over the kitchen – in a New Orleans inspired Gumbo & Jambalay Popup cafe offering 3 supper options:
1. 12 hr Smoked & season our homemade rub Texas Brisket + Slaw
2. Creole seasoned Wings + Slaw
3. Gumbo Zherbs -Vego blonde mixed vegetable stew of home cooked potatoes, turnips, cabbage and holy trinity (onion, green pepper,celery).
Enjoy our Bar and nibbles – STRICTLY NO BYO
COMING FROM OUT OF TOWN?
We have partnered up with Booking.com so you can be assured of accomodation. For this event we recommend you book closeby to the Venue so thats Ettalong Beach, Unima Beach or Woy Woy