Presidential Musing – April 2019

Hi there Blues fans. Well, not much to muse about this month. I had a week at Tathra which was very nice and saw the only music I saw all month. I lasted 2 beers. Well, to be fair, I was driving.

Other than that, naught. Not even the jam! Though there was a birthday involved. And yep, I’ve got a note from mum. Haven’t listened to much either. A case of too much work makes Dave a dull boy.

International Blues Music Day will be held on Saturday 3 August from 1pm till 9pm. Details in next month’s Blues News.

There’s some great things happening in April including –
 Friday 12 April the Shane Pacey Trio at the Austrian Australian Club in Mawson. Show starts at 7.30pm. Tickets for CBS members are only $20 and general $25.
 Sunday 14 April is the Candelo Blues Club jam at the Candelo Hotel, 11 Sharpe Street, CANDELO NSW (2-5pm)
 Tuesday 23 April Gary Clark Jr (US) is playing at the Playhouse Canberra Theatre, Civic Square, London CCT, CANBERRA CITY (8-11pm, from $89.90)
 Sunday 28 April is the Canberra Blues Society jam at the HGC hosted by The Minglewood Blues Band. Please note, starting time is now 1pm, not 2pm. The HGC kitchen will be open ‘til 2pm.
 Saturday 4 May Canberra Blues Society presents Iseula, Matt ‘The Rumble’ Morrison, Anna Scionti + The Illegal Bootleg Band paying at the HGC. Doors 7.30pm show 8-11pm, Pre-sales: CBS $20/Gen $22+b/f Door:$25

Other gigs in Canberra and the region are on the Gig Guide on the CBS website www.canberrabluessociety.com.au/gigs/

The annual worldwide record store day is on Saturday 13 April & our friends at Songland Records are making a whole weekend of it. With all proceeds from donated goods sold going to the RSPCA. Get along and support this great charity & grab yourselves a bargain or three (see page 10 for details).

Congratulations to Lloyd Spiegel on receiving the Blues and Roots Radio Worldwide Album of the Year award for his latest album, ‘Backroads’. He’ll have to add another room to store all his awards in soon.
Well, hopefully more music for me this month! Hope you get to some too!


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