Sydney Blues and Roots Festival 2017

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Sydney Blues and Roots Festival 2017 was scaled down from the previous year but still a great selection of bands.

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Minnie Marks was Festival Ambassador and gave some stirring solo performances.

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Ghost Road opened the Festival as the first band on Friday night.

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Guitar wizard Kevin Borich at his 70th birthday performance.  I first photographed him 35 or 36 years ago.

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David Rowlands dancing with Cathy Vaughan as Bonnie Kay and the Bonafides play.

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Bonnie Kay (Bonnie Kay and the Bonafides).

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The trombone of Kaiki Suzuki, reflecting the crowd.  Playing with the very accomplished Rhythm and Blues band Bonnie Kay and the Bonafides.

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And then on Saturday afternoon, the heavens opened.  People scrambling to cover equipment or push it out of the rain.  The band is Great Dane, who were prominent in the early 80s and their talent and experience showed.

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Luke Ligtenberg has left the stage and he has an enthusiatic audience as the rain pours down outside the tent.  He is with a dynamic young band, the Swamp Stompers.

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Kane Starkey playing with Cornstalk.

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Stefan Sernek playing accordion for Psycho Zydeco.

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Leesa Gentz from the band Hussie Hicks.  Having great fun and also producing a great sound.

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Julz Parker, also from Hussie Hicks.

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8 Ball Aitken, originally from northern Queensland, now living in Austin Texas.

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Bob Gammage, painting the 8 Ball Aitken set.

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Next morning, here is Doggin It at the George St Loft Café.

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Chris Turner and Alex Smith.

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Lyn Hinds playing bass for Bounty Hunters.

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P. J. O’Brien.

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The inimitable Davo Fester playing with P. J. O’Brien Band.

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Jason Dowse, playing bass for Lizard.

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The Mezcaltones (here Colo Padre, Neralita and Filthy Lucre), Tex/Mex with visual flair.

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Mimi of the Mezcaltones.

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Wes Harder with Kate Lush Band.

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Kate Lush.

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Ali Penney with Women of Blues & Sould Showcase.

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Kerrie Sweeney and Michelle van der Meer, Women of Blues & Sould Showcase.

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George Rigatos, Women of Blues & Sould Showcase.

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Dai Pritchard, here playing Hendrix.

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Foreday Riders bringing up the climax of the festival in their 50th anniversary year.  Jeff King, Ron King, Stan Mobbs, Shane Pacey.

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Rosscoe Clark, the other member of the Foreday riders.

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Ron King.

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Jeff King.

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There are many more images. On the Sydney Blues Festival Page, you will find links to images from the 2017 Festival, as well the previous festivals from 2009 . For 2017 there is Top 100 Images and links for each band.

Alternatively, there is also a direct overall link to all Sydney 2017 images in JAlbum (with overview images and images by band organised by folder).

For other live music images of a particular band since 2006, see the Musicians and Bands Page, which lists links alphabetically by band.

 

12 comments on “Sydney Blues and Roots Festival 2017

  1. […] Sydney Blues and Roots Festival 2017 (Summary Post) […]

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  2. Robert Hayes says:

    Another excellent collection. You’ve practiced….it shows.

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  3. Some great stuff here Murray. Really nice work.

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  4. leggypeggy says:

    You’ve captured some great faces—especially Minnie Marks and David Rowlands.

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  5. Terrific series of photographs!

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  6. Excellent live music captures, the composition of Dai Pritchard is EPIC!

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  7. Murray Foote says:

    Thanks heaps! It helps to know most of the musicians. That was a 14-24mm on 24mm, very close to him right at the edge of the stage.

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