Editors Note: As of 01/04/2018 This festival has been canceled.
Buddy’s Going Down (Under) To The Crossroads!
Good Place To Flag A Ride!
Buddy Guy is heading back Down Under in February, hot on the tail of his January Legends’ residency. This time he’ll be headlining at the new Blues festival in Australia, Crossroads in the Vines. The festival will be held in the Hunter Valley wine region, just a few hours north of Sydney.
Created by the owners of the Roche Estate, a preeminent winery in this famous wine region of Australia, the new Blues festival will be held in February, followed a month later by a Country festival on the same site, dubbed ‘Country in the Vines’ and will feature Billy Ray Cyrus, Lee Kernaghan, Kasey Chambers, John Williamson, The McClymonts, Adam Harvey, Beccy Cole, Sara Storer, O’Shea, Shane Nicholson, Travis Collins, Wolfe Brothers, Amber Lawrence, Buddy Goode, Caitlyn Shadbolt, Adam Eckersley Band, Viper Creek Band and many more. The ‘Blues in the Vines’ event brings the Blues even closer to Australia’s largest city.
Buddy will be in good company at this new festival, with other musicians such as fellow countrymen and women, Richie Kotzen and sister duo Larkin Poe. Also featured across three stages will be Australia’s ‘Real Thing’, Blues legend, Russell Morris, Ian Moss (a successful solo artist, as well as lead guitarist for Australian rock and roll legends Cold Chisel) and also legendary in Australia, the Ted Mulry Gang. There’s no shortage of other notable Blues artists joining these legends, with names such as Diesel, Kevin Borich, Shane Pacey Trio, Mia Dyson, Lachy Doley Group, Nathan Cavaleri, Phil Emmanuel (Tommy’s brother and an equally talented guitarist), Irwin Thomas, Genevieve Chadwick, Mark Moroney, Peter Phillips-Vass and many more, there’s no doubt that this will be a very special inaugural show for this new festival! The world can always do with a new Blues festival too.
Crossroads in the Vines is on Saturday, February 10, 2018.
MORE ON THE LOCATION
The Roche Estate is nestled in the heart of the Hunter Valley and has held concerts in the region for international artists such as Elton John, Neil Diamond, Jackson Brown, K.D. Lang, Lionel Richie and Rod Stewart and others. Having Buddy Guy featuring among these names as part of a festival aimed at Keeping the Blues Alive. We all want to see more new ways to do that.
Lea will be covering Buddy’s show at Crossroads in the Vines for all you BG Blues and Music News readers. Keep an eye out for photographs from Buddy’s headline show in this special setting, along with first hand stories about the impact Buddy is having on the new festival and its Blues artists, many of whom worship him! She’s hoping to capture more images of the Damn Right Blues Band this time too!
If you’re heading Down Under in 2018, or are already there, grab a ticket to see the legendary Mr Buddy Guy, strutting the open air stage on a Summer’s eve in Australia. Tickets available via the official website crossroadsinthevines.com/tickets