Mar 2014

A Night at the Crossroads - Tribute To Robert Johnson

Commencing This Week

Thu 27 March
Lizottes Dee Why Dee Why 8:30
A Night at the Crossroads - Tribute To Robert Johnson
4/5 629 Pittwater Rd, Dee Why, NSW 

Fri 28 March
Lewisham Hotel Lewisham
A Night at the Crossroads - Tribute To Robert Johnson
794 Parramatta Rd, Lewisham, NSW 2049 (02) 9560 8755
Sun 30 March Beaches Hotel Thirroul 5pm
A Night at the Crossroads - Tribute To Robert Johnson
272 Lawrence Hargrave Drive, Thirroul, NSW 2525
T: 02 4267 2288

Further Shows In May

Thu 8 May The Basement Circular Quay 7:30
A Night at the Crossroads - Tribute To Robert Johnson
29 Reiby Place, Circular Quay, NSW, 2000
02 9251 2797

Fri 9 May
Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre, Nowra 7.30 pm
A Night at the Crossroads - Tribute To Robert Johnson
Bridge Rd, Nowra, NSW. 2541
1300 788 503

Sat 10 May Narooma Kinema 4pm & 7:45pm
A Night at the Crossroads - Tribute To Robert Johnson
94 Campbell St Narooma NSW 2546
02 44762352

Robert Leroy Johnson lived fast and died young - leaving a musical legacy that shaped the face of modern music. Johnson's songs have been covered by ERIC CLAPTON, LED ZEPPELIN, ROLLING STONES, BOB DYLAN,CREAM and MUDDY WATERS, to name but a few. Robert Johnson is the highest selling blues artist of all time. He has been voted by Rolling Stone and Gibson guitars as on of the greatest guitarist of all time. Robert Johnson, king of the Delta Blues, contribution to modern music is undeniably large. The myth that Robert made a deal at the crossroads was never denied or admitted but his mysterious death at the age of 27 was the start of club that took some of the biggest names in music. Johnson's mythical deal with the devil formed the basis of one of the greatest stories in blues and rock'n'roll ever told. Johnson's music is spellbinding and its mysterious overtones rise to the surface and seep into your subconscious. Clapton mentions that when he first heard Johnson it was too much to process and was hard to fully comprehend. Keith Richards thought that there was 2 guitarist when he heard Johnson's music Johnson'as 29 song recording career is and has been the source of much study, and blues scholars all over the world agree that RL's talent and musical maturity at such a young age left the world wondering, what would have happened if he lived longer? Don't miss this special event as musicians come together to play and celebrate Robert Johnson musical legacy!

Kiama Jazz & Blues Festival & more...

Kiama Jazz and Blues Festival this weekend
Drummer Rob Grosser is getting back in action and playing with Don in
Dr Don’s Double Dose at the Kiama Jazz & Blues Festival this Saturday
Saltwater Cafe 10 - 12 and
Kiama Leagues Club 2:30 - 4:30pm
There are 60 gigs in 30 venues March 7, 8, 9 in Kiama and all free!

A Night at the Crossroads - Tribute To Robert Johnson
I am happy to announce I will be part of the line up for this years Tribute To Robert Johnson Starting with 3 shows this month including one for those in the Northern Beaches -see below. and three in May:

Possible Last Show for Jim Conway’s Big Wheel Announced
Jim Conway has announced his last show with Big Wheel. This will be on Saturday 24th May at Camelot Lounge in Marrickville. The last show we played there was a sellout. Camelot is at Cnr 103 Railway Pde & 19 Marrickville Rd, Marrickville (Directly opposite Sydenham Train Station, a short 2 min stroll away!)

Stuie French and the Honky Tonk Machine
I enjoyed the first gig with the hottest Honky Tonk, Country Swing guitarist Stuie French at a western theme venue that’s worth experiencing. Shady Pines Saloon Shop 4, 256 Crown Street Darlinghurst NSW 2010. Look out for our next offering.

Bill Dudley’s New Orleanians
Don has been having a ball sitting in on piano and vocal duties with Bill Dudley’s New Orleanians. Highly entertaining approach to Trad. Jazz and New Orleans Gospel. They have a 3 - 6 Sunday residency at The Evening Star Hotel, 360 Elizabeth St, Surry Hills, NSW 2010‎. Don will be with them again in May.