Chisel legend at Blues birthday bash

Karen HuntManjimup-Bridgetown Times
Ian Moss will headline this year's Blues at Bridgetown.
Camera IconIan Moss will headline this year's Blues at Bridgetown. Credit: Supplied

Blues at Bridgetown is turning 25 in November and Ian Moss is coming to the party.

Moss won fame as Cold Chisel’s guitarist in the 1980s but as a soloist is equally known for his soulful vocals. His debt to the blues is clear in releases such as 1995’s Petrolhead and more recently in Six Strings Classics.

Returning to the festival will be Ash Grunwald, also blending rock and roots influences and tipping his hat to blues greats such as John Lee Hooker.

Other festival favourites appearing this year include hard-driving veteran Sydney outfit Bondi Cigars and high-energy NSW bluebilly roots trio 19-Twenty.

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Boogie-woogie queen Jan Preston makes a welcome return from NSW while fellow east coaster and blues, soul and rock organist Lachy Doley makes a first appearance.

Heading to Bridgetown from Britain will be UK duo Z Star Delta, who describe their sound as ranging from the acoustic sublime to rambunctious rock and beyond.

Representing the WA blues scene will be the talented Andrew Winton, ‘Lightning’ Jack Ceriani, Moondog and Two Dollar Dog.

Victoria newcomers include Melbourne four-piece The Teskey Brothers and folk-grunge duo Little Georgia.

Making their festival debuts are Manjimup-born Luke Dux with Atomic Lunch Box and Perth-based country artist and WAM award winner Helen Townsend.

For more information and tickets go to bluesatbridgetown.com.

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