Blues on Broadbeach 2017

Broadbeach, Gold Coast, Queensland, May 2017.
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Briefly interrupting the stream of posts on South Georgia for a post on a Blues Festival….

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I photographed a wedding for some friends and they shouted me and my partner Jools a weekend away at the Blues on Broadbeach Festival (though Jools was unable to come).

 

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The Turner Brown Band was one of the highlights of the festival.  Dom Turner has been an eminent player on the Australian Blues scene for decades and he brought Nikki Brown and the Browns back from Ohio to play with him in Australia.  Friday was a day of torrential rain and they were moved inside to a small café.  I was lucky to be in early and be able to get up front.  Raw rollicking energy plus expert musicianship.

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This is Mojo Webb, whom I hadn’t seen for many years, with the rain thundering down outside the tent.

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I ducked back to the flat for some reason and this is the view from the corridor near the lift, in the pouring rain.

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Fortunately we had (free) tickets to Russell Morris, who has been around since the 60s but who has reinvented himself in the last few years with a series of great albums.  Almost all other gigs were cancelled from 7:30pm but we were able to relax in a huge concert hall with 2,000 other people.  This is taken from a long way back.

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Ezra Lee (playing with his band), still going in a pub late on Friday night.

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The next morning, this is Craig Bracken and Hal Tupaea of the Flaming Mudcats, from Auckland New Zealand.  A great band previously unknown to me (though I have often seen Hal playing bass for Ray Beadle).

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Gloria Brown, Turner Brown Band.  Different day, different venue.

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Louie Shelton Bluesband.  Louie, from USA but living in the Gold Coast, has played as session musician for many eminent rock bands over the years.

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Tomcat Playground, from Canberra and Sydney.  A very familiar band but always great.

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Peta Lee, with the rhythm and blues band The Vibrolators, from Western Australia.

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Kevin Borich.

The big event on Saturday night was the Are You Experienced 50th Anniversary Concert, with a succession of maestro Australian guitarists.  (This and following three images).  It was played from a marquee at the end of a road with a huge crowd on the road so it was difficult to get close.  These images were taken at as much as 600mm equivalent and may be further cropped.

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Harts.

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Jimi Hocking.

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The 50th Anniversary stage near the climax of the concert.

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Next morning I went to have breakfast at a café with enticing music issuing forth.  This is the James Street Preachers.

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Shane Pacey Band.

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A block away from the skyscraper zone, here is the beach and it is now a fine day.

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Little Billie.

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Al Britten, playing with Wards Xpress.

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Wards Xpress, at the climax of a number.

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Darren Jack, whom I have often seen at festivals, playing in a small crowded venue with an excellent band.

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Ian Moss, the big act to provide a crescendo for Sunday.

I wasn’t official photographer so I had no need to try to cover all bands.  However, this festival showed me that my Fuji equipment lags behind my Nikon equipment for this purpose, mainly for autofocus.  Especially at 12,800ISO, it could take several seconds to find focus and focus was not always precise.  I still got good shots but missed more than usual.

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Phil Barlow of Phil Barlow and the Wolf, playing in a small bar in the dying hours of the festival.

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There are links to many more images from Broadbeach 2017 on the Other Blues Festivals page.

Alternatively, there is the direct link in JAlbum (with overview images and images by band organised by folder).

For other images of a particular band I may have taken since 2006, see the Musicians and Bands Page, which lists links alphabetically by band.

 

 

Sydney BluesCruise

8 April 2017, Sydney Harbour.

With the next post we will resume to journey to South Georgia in the South Atlantic.  First, though, we will have a brief interlude with the BluesCruise on Sydney Harbour that we attended last weekend at the invitation of organiser Tony Cini.

We drove down from Canberra, stayed the night at Cremorne on the north side of the harbour and caught a ferry in the morning to Circular Quay, in the city near the Opera House.  From there we walked but got confused by another Pier #6 on the way and nearly missed the ferry (thanks to Jools for working it out!).

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This is the first band, the PJ O’Brien band.

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We were sailing around the harbour for four hours so there was plenty of thime to observe sights on the way.  This is a curious boat-launching dock on the side of a Navy ship, maybe a destroyer.  The seats in it are also curiously high.

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Sydney Harbour Bridge of course in the background.

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Some of the more interesting sights are always the older, somewhat more derelict-looking ones.

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Finger food was plentiful and gratefully appreciated.

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Michelle van der Meer’s band is now playing.  She is looking up to the people around the opening on the upper deck.

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Some people who live at the side of the harbour do not appear to be impoverished.

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An outpost of an exclusive Catholic private school.

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Nearby boatshed, yacht and canoes.

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There were many yachts on the water, many with children in them.

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Here there is a launch with parents mixed in with the yachts with children.

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Enough wind to fill a spinnaker.

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And then some were in the water rather than on it.

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The third and final band – Tony Cini backed by PJ O’Brien’s band.

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Some colourful workshops.

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And now we are heading back to the Darling Harbour wharf.

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Back on the dance floor…

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…and back with the band…

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… as the audience appreciates the last numbers….

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For those that might want to see more images, there is a JAlbum slideshow here with 17 more, including a few before and after the cruise.

 

Thredbo Blues Festival 2017

Thredbo Blues Festival 2017 took place over three days and nights on a weekend at the end of January.  Here is a selection of images, and links at the bottom to more….

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Colour

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Kate Lush

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Jeff Lang

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Bobby Singh

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Kevin Borich
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Rick Melick, Rick Melick Band
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Syd Green, 19 Twenty
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Kane Denelly, 19 Twenty
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John Gwilliam, 19 Twenty
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John Gwilliam, 19 Twenty
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Arc Riders
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Aidan Glover and Harry Tompsett, The New South
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Charlie Wooton, James Southwell Band

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James Southwell Band

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Monochrome

 

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Steve Edmonds, Steve Edmonds Band
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John Howell, Chase the Sun (and Arc Riders)
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Dogg’n It
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Glynn Dowding, The Stars
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Pete Cornelius
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Chris Gilbert, playing with Kevin Borich
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19 Twenty
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Hat Fitz
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Cara Robinson
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Owen Campbell Band

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Shane Pacey, Foreday Riders
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Jeff Doukakis, Steve Edmonds Band
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Jon Carson, playing with Kevin Borich
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Dylan Harding, James Southwell Band
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19 Twenty
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James Southwell and Kate de Araugo, James Southwell Band
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There are many more images. On the Thredbo Blues Festival Page . you will find links to images from the 2016 Festival, as well the previous seven festivals . Links for 2013 include top 100 images, selected monochromes and one for each of the 20 bands. These include other bands not mentioned above including Blackwood Jack, Geneveive Chadwick, Jonno Zilber, Jules Boult & the Redeemers, Lisa Ohlback Band and Tangled Weed.

Alternatively, there is also a direct overall link to all Thredbo 2017 images in JAlbum (with overview images and images by band organised by folder). There are 493 images in all.

For other images of a particular band I may have taken since 2006, see the Musicians and Bands Page.

Albury: Landscape, Wildlife and Dolls

Albury and region, Australia, 1 to 5 February 2017

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I’m interrupting the Falklands posts for a couple of more local ones, as they happen.

This is about landscapes, avian wildlife and dolls. I accompanied my partner the 340km from Canberra to Albury where she was setting up an exhibition of fashion dolls at the Albury LibraryMuseum.

While she and LibraryMuseum staff were setting up the exhibition, I drove out and tested some new cameras and lenses in the countryside.

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Lake Hume

The first few images are from the northern end of Lake Hume, a large man-made lake formed by damming the River Murray.

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This is more Murray River than Lake Hume but where that starts and ends depends on water level which can vary considerably.

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A water plant such as water hyacinth on the surface of the river.

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Not algae but perhaps an aquarium plant dumped in the river.

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Albury, Australia, Exhibition, Fashion Dolls, Landscape, Nature, New South Wales, Photography, Travel, Wilderness, Wildlife.

Baled hay with Lake Hume in the background.

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Wonga Wetlands

The next day, I visited Wonga Wetlands which is on the Murray River only six kilometres from Albury.

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Reflections.

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Albury, Australia, Exhibition, Fashion Dolls, Landscape, Nature, New South Wales, Photography, Travel, Wilderness, Wildlife.

Ducks.  Perhaps Pacific Black Ducks.

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Albury, Australia, Exhibition, Fashion Dolls, Landscape, Nature, New South Wales, Photography, Travel, Wilderness, Wildlife.

Sacred Kingfisher.

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The Wonga Wetlands is a series of large interconnected lagoons.

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Little black cormorants on a branch of the tree in the middle of the lagoon.  There is contention for the topmost place on the branch.

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Great Egret.

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Ducks in the algal bloom.

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Abstract art in Nature.

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White-faced heron.

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White-faced heron.

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Australian White Ibis.

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Lake Mulwala, replete with drowned trees.

I drove on to Lake Mulwala, hoping to photograph convoluted sections of the River Murray along the way but the GPS kept redirecting me to Victoria without me realising, so that trip was largely wasted.

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Fashion and Fantasy

This is Julie Manley‘s exhibition of fashion dolls at Albury LibraryMuseum.  The exhibition was previously held at Canberra Museum and Gallery in 2015.  Most of the costumes were sewn and most of the dolls were painted by Julie.

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Blacksmith shop by Lou Matheron.

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Julie’s address at the opening.

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Wonga Wetlands again

After the exhibition was up and running, I visited the wetlands again, this time with Julie.

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Aboriginal bark hut in simulated Wiradjuri campsite.

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Reflections on the river.

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Black swan.

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Five black swans.

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Female Australasian Shoveller?

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Great Egrets.

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Great Egret and perhaps a blue-billed duck in the background.

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Monochromes from Point Hicks

Point Hicks, Victoria, Australia, 11 to 15 November 2016

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A recent post was from a trip to Point Hicks Lighthouse that I organised for the Canberra Photographic Society. Fourteen of us stayed in the lighthouse cottages for four nights. I had previously visited Point Hicks in 1987  while travelling around Australia photographing lighthouses for the Bicentennial History From Dusk Till Dawn ..

Here are some monochrome conversions, some from images that did not appear in the earlier post….

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Blues Piano Night

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Here is another live music post, this time in Canberra. I was asked to photograph the Blues Piano Night last Friday. Two pianos, four excellent piano players, both solos and combined performances.

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Alison Penney

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Wayne Kelly, or at least his hands

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There were two sets and Tim Hulsman filled in during the break.

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Tim Hulsman.

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Leo Joseph.

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John Black.

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Wayne Kelly.

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You should have an idea of who is who by now.

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Not sure what was going on here…

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And all together, near the finale.

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Sydney Blues and Roots Festival 2016

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I had missed this Festival the previous two years due to being overseas but this year I was able to cover it. It is held in Windsor, an old town now part of Sydney, and this year it was out of the main part of town and in a very compact location. There was a particularly fine array of bands, the lighting was much improved on previous Festivals. Here are some of the images…

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Urban Chiefs

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Tomcat Playground

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Claude Hay

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Jimmy Bee, Cyril B Bunter Band

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Lesz Karski, The Hippos

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Kane Denelly and John Gwilliam, 19 Twenty

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Christina Crofts

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Michelle Van Der Meer, Michelle Van Der Meer’s Midnight Ramblers

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Robert Susz, Continental Robert’s Soul Kinda Feeling Revue

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Phil Manning

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Marshall O’Kell

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Glen Cardier, Glen Cardier and the Sideshow

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Jeremy Edwards, Glen Cardier and the Sideshow

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Mal Eastick, The Stars

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Bob Gammage, The Stars

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Chris Cain

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James Southwell Band

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Tanya Bethune, Sugar Bowl Hokum

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Lyn Hinds, Bounty Hunters

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David Hinds, Bounty Hunters

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Mitch Anderson, Harry Brus Band with Mitchell Anderson

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Mario Millo

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Greg Hatton and Christopher Wilson, Psycho Zydecho

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Elizabeth Anne Stocco, Gail Page Band

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Zoltan John Budai, Gail Page Band

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Chris Wilson, Manning Wilson Southwell Band

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Mark Kennedy, Manning Wilson Southwell Band

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Gail Page, Manning Wilson Southwell Band

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Rebecca Davey, Dreamboogie

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Diesel

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There are many more images.  On the Sydney Blues Festival Page you will find links to images from the 2016 Festival, as well the previous festivals from 2009 .  For 2016 there is Top 100 Images and links for each of 39 bands.

Alternatively, there is also a direct overall link to all Sydney 2016 images in JAlbum (with overview images and images by band organised by folder).

For other images of a particular band I may have taken since 2006, see the Musicians and Bands Page, which lists links alphabetically by band.