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Aussie Blues

GUEST,Iceboy 13 Feb 02 - 04:15 PM
catspaw49 13 Feb 02 - 04:23 PM
GUEST,Iceboy 13 Feb 02 - 04:25 PM
Sorcha 13 Feb 02 - 04:31 PM
Charley Noble 13 Feb 02 - 04:53 PM
GUEST 13 Feb 02 - 06:13 PM
catspaw49 13 Feb 02 - 06:30 PM
John in Brisbane 13 Feb 02 - 07:55 PM
Rolfyboy6 13 Feb 02 - 09:10 PM
catspaw49 13 Feb 02 - 11:04 PM
alison 14 Feb 02 - 12:16 AM
WyoWoman 14 Feb 02 - 12:23 AM
alison 14 Feb 02 - 03:09 AM
GUEST,Iceboy 14 Feb 02 - 05:40 PM
alison 14 Feb 02 - 07:17 PM
Callie 15 Feb 02 - 08:30 AM
GUEST,Iceboy 15 Feb 02 - 07:29 PM
Helen 16 Feb 02 - 03:03 AM
Charley Noble 16 Feb 02 - 12:55 PM
Callie 17 Feb 02 - 11:23 PM
iceboy 18 Feb 02 - 02:51 AM
murray@mpce.mq.edu.au 18 Feb 02 - 07:27 AM
Charley Noble 18 Feb 02 - 11:07 AM
GUEST,Iceboy 18 Feb 02 - 05:48 PM
GUEST,correction 18 Feb 02 - 05:52 PM
alison 18 Feb 02 - 09:41 PM
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Subject: Aussie Blues
From: GUEST,Iceboy
Date: 13 Feb 02 - 04:15 PM

I'm coming out of Antarcicta in the next day or two. The weekend of th 22nd I'll be in Sydney. The following weekend I'll be in Melbourne. The weekend after that I'll be in Hobart, then I start heading north again through Melbourne and back to Sydney the weekend of March 15-17. I play guitar and want to check out any traditional (meaning pre-war up to about 1966) blues bands, artists, or clubs in those cities, or points between. I know they're out there! I'll be driving either through the mountains or down the coast. Anybody into Lonnie Johnson, Charlie Patton, Blind Lemon, Skip James, Otis Rush, Wolf, early B.B, Sonnyboy, Guitar Slim, etc. got any ideas? Any and all info/suggestions would be much appreciated. I've been cloistered away with my tapes and CD's too long. Got to get out and rub shoulders with some live blues fans!

Cheers,

Iceboy


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Subject: RE: Aussie Blues
From: catspaw49
Date: 13 Feb 02 - 04:23 PM

Living in Ohio, I ain't real tuned in to the Blues scene in Oz, but we have some folks who may be. BUT, I would suggest that you drop by over at Tweed's Blues where we have several active Aussie blues guys who ARE well tuned in! Post your message on the 'Tweedboard' and tell 'em Spaw sent you! Beachy or Pej ought to be able to come up with what you need.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Aussie Blues
From: GUEST,Iceboy
Date: 13 Feb 02 - 04:25 PM

Thanks, catspaw!!!


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Subject: RE: Aussie Blues
From: Sorcha
Date: 13 Feb 02 - 04:31 PM

Took the words right out of my mouth, Spaw!


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Subject: RE: Aussie Blues
From: Charley Noble
Date: 13 Feb 02 - 04:53 PM

Iceboy -

Last December my wife and I had a wonderful time participating in music sessions in Oz. You should be able to revive my old thread "5-String Banjo in Oz" by pasting that phrase in the Mudcat thread discussion search engine; I think you'd find some of the discussion useful. There should be some helpful Oz Mudcatters who are also willing to help. I'll temporarily refresh the thread.

Cheerily
Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Aussie Blues
From: GUEST
Date: 13 Feb 02 - 06:13 PM

Thanks, Charlie. I'll check that out. Any others?


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Subject: RE: Aussie Blues
From: catspaw49
Date: 13 Feb 02 - 06:30 PM

Okay Iceboy......I started a thread for you over at Tweed's Place, named "Iceman Visiting Oz--NEEDS BLUES!!!"......The board is HERE and they're a really GREAT group of folks there....You'll like it!

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Aussie Blues
From: John in Brisbane
Date: 13 Feb 02 - 07:55 PM

THE Australian blues event for the year is the Byron Bay Blues Festival to be held over Easter. Finding the website should be easy.

I know that it's a long time to wait but the Woodford Festival held just North of Brisbane for the week after Boxing Day also has a lot of blues (admittedly with a bias to more contemporary blues).

Regards, John


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Subject: RE: Aussie Blues
From: Rolfyboy6
Date: 13 Feb 02 - 09:10 PM

Iceboy sebnt you a PM to come to stop by Tweed's.


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Subject: RE: Aussie Blues
From: catspaw49
Date: 13 Feb 02 - 11:04 PM

Okay Ice, I saw you made it to Tweed's.....Just in case you didn't copy it, here's the link to Beachy's Links Page. Play around at his site too, it's a kick! The Tweedboard will be changing to a different format/server so the messages will be lost. Anyway, keep stopping by both places. Tweed's is a really solid bunch of Blues people and you'll like it.
Beachy's Links Page

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Aussie Blues
From: alison
Date: 14 Feb 02 - 12:16 AM

good timing...... if you want to head through the mountains the Blue Mountains folk & Blues Festival is on the weekend of 15th-17th March... always a great festival with lots of overseas & Australian acts... not much in the way of sessions though......

check this page

for more festivals

and this one for lots of info about the Ozzie folk scene

if you need to know more let me know

slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: Aussie Blues
From: WyoWoman
Date: 14 Feb 02 - 12:23 AM

Far out. Glad to see you're hooking up, Iceboy. If you and any other Mudcatters get together, we'll expect a thread giving each other reputations you don't deserve and lots of photos (alison is in charge of the nekkid ones ... ).

Hope you find the blues you seek, ww


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Subject: RE: Aussie Blues
From: alison
Date: 14 Feb 02 - 03:09 AM

I should have mentioned.. that the blue mountains festival has a LOT of blues... at least one of the venues plays nothing else...... and this year they have Dan Crary as one of the guests.....

don't worry about wyowoman I don't always ask for nekkid photos only at certain times of the year..... *grin*

I may not be in Sydney the weekend of the 22nd... there is a festival on, down near Canberra......

drop me a line if you need a phone number

alison@easy-pulse.com

slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: Aussie Blues
From: GUEST,Iceboy
Date: 14 Feb 02 - 05:40 PM

Thanks Alison. I'll definitely investigate this one further. I'm curious about the Backsliders. I see they're listed on the festival. May write to you soon. Busy packing now.

~Iceboy


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Subject: RE: Aussie Blues
From: alison
Date: 14 Feb 02 - 07:17 PM

the backsliders are excellent!!

slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: Aussie Blues
From: Callie
Date: 15 Feb 02 - 08:30 AM

Howdy

There's a Sydney Blues Club you should definitely hook up with. They have weekly jam sessions and gigs on a couple of night per week at a pub in Annandale (inner Sydney suburb). Even though I drive past it a few times a week, I can't think of the name!

There are also Blues performers on at the Basement in Circular Quay from time to time (I'm sure they have a website).

I'm not in the Blues Loop, so can't help with any personal connections!

Drop me a message if you want me to chase up more info for you.

happy travelling Callie


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Subject: RE: Aussie Blues
From: GUEST,Iceboy
Date: 15 Feb 02 - 07:29 PM

Thanks, Callie! I'll be in Sydney next weekend. Survived the flight off the ice and am now enjoyig the sights, scents, and sounds (not all of them in any of these categories) of the real world again. Heard a pretty lame self-proclaimed "Blues" band in Christchurh last night (tenor player was actually pretty good, nice big honking) tone but am not giving up! Thanks for the encouragement and the updates.

~Iceboy


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Subject: RE: Aussie Blues
From: Helen
Date: 16 Feb 02 - 03:03 AM

Hi Iceboy,

You are going to miss out on a pub blues half day tomorrow in Newcastle, but there aren't any really big name bands, except that one of the ex-Backsliders - Rex Honeyboy Hill.

I seem to recall that this time last year - some time in late February - there was a blues festival at Frederickton just north of Kempsey, about 5 hours drive north of Sydney on the coast.

There's not a lot of blues stuff happening in Nukes at the moment, but if you are going to be passing through here contact me by PM (personal message) and we can show you around a bit.

Helen


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Subject: RE: Aussie Blues
From: Charley Noble
Date: 16 Feb 02 - 12:55 PM

Nukes = Newcastle? You folks are almost as tasteless as some of us here in Maine. Of course, we also hosted a mostly working nuclear power plant for over 25 years about 10 miles from our Town of Newcastle; now they're trying to decommission that nuclear dinosaur.


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Subject: RE: Aussie Blues
From: Callie
Date: 17 Feb 02 - 11:23 PM

The pub is the Empire Hotel and the website for the blues scene is:

www.sydneyblues.com

happy trails! Callie


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Subject: RE: Aussie Blues
From: iceboy
Date: 18 Feb 02 - 02:51 AM

Thanks, Callie! WIll definitely track that one down this weekend.Speaking of nukes, doing HF radio messaging for the Coast Guard in Antarctica (mostly weather observations form our end) we'd joke about how the forecasters would sometimes screw up the formatting, and that if they weren't careful, they'd start a nuclear conflagration (impossible, actually, since all we handled there was unclassified messaging, but still an indicator of our rather twisted humor).

Cheers,

Iceboy

~Iceboy


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Subject: RE: Aussie Blues
From: murray@mpce.mq.edu.au
Date: 18 Feb 02 - 07:27 AM

Charley, This is as good a place as any to appologize for not meeting you at Blackheath. I was not in good shape and in fact didn't attend the Folk meeting until two months later.

Iceboy. I am an early blues fan myself. I divide my time between blues, hillbilly and classical guitar, making me a jack of all trades and master of none. At present I am trying to learn up some Carter Family songs and some Mississippi John Hurt songs.

If you think there is a chance of your going through the Blue Mtns, let me know at . I hope I will do better by you than I did by Charley.

Murray


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Subject: RE: Aussie Blues
From: Charley Noble
Date: 18 Feb 02 - 11:07 AM

Murray - not to worry! We did have an outstanding turnout at the Ivanho Hotel. And I'm sure we'll trek back there in a few short years. Blackheath was a great place to use as a base for exploring those rugged uplands. We stayed at www.jembyrinjahlodge.com.au, a lovely rustic set of cabins a short walk away from the valley rim. Had a lot of fun feeding the rainbow lorikeets after breakfast.


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Subject: RE: Aussie Blues
From: GUEST,Iceboy
Date: 18 Feb 02 - 05:48 PM

Charlie:

I will definitely be checking out the blue mountains. Got your e-mail and will drop you a line. I'm a big fan of both Maybelle Carter and John Hurt, Candy Man being one of my first finger-picking adventures too many years ago to admit! Now I lean more towards Blind Boy Fuller, Kokomo Arnold, Lemon Jefferson, Skip James, and Charlie Patton. Watch your e-mail. Hopefully we can compare notes (no pun intended) on some of these guys.

Cheers,

Iceboy


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Subject: To Murray
From: GUEST,correction
Date: 18 Feb 02 - 05:52 PM

My last post should have been directed to Murray, not Charlie. Not that I wouldn't post to Charlie, ya know. Should have passed on that last double espresso! :^) Sleep deprivation is playing no small part, as well! Murray, I'll e-mail you soon. Hope we can connect.

~Iceboy


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Subject: RE: Aussie Blues
From: alison
Date: 18 Feb 02 - 09:41 PM

well you missed a great weekend last weekend!!!!!! HUGE storm... trees down everywhere.... I had no electricity for 3 days (last I heard there were still 50,000 houses with no power)... and I only just got the phone reconnected... fun fun fun!!

Murray... you going to Katoomba?

slainte

alison


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