Snap Scene: Backsliders, Bluesfest Melbourne, NAARM Stage, Melbourne Convention Centre, 8th April 2023 by Mary Boukouvalas

Backsliders, Bluesfest Melbourne, NAARM Stage, Melbourne Convention Centre, 8th April 2023 by Mary Boukouvalas

Backsliders are Bluesfest regulars returning for the 20th time. They have toured the Australian festival circuit for the past 35 years. Dom Turner (guitar s and lead vocals), Rob Hirst (drums and vocals) along with Joe Glover (harmonica and vocals) are known for captivating live shows.

The sound is an eclectic mix of blues styles moving from original 21st Century blues with Australian themes, to driving hill country and delta style blues with jungle – like rhythms, to Piedmont blues influenced all – acoustic unplugged treatments of 192 0’s songs by heroes such as Mississippi Fred McDowell and Robert Johnson , all given Backsliders own unique hybrid – blues treatment.

About Mary Boukouvalas 1614 Articles
Mary is a photographer and a writer, specialising in music. She runs Rocklust.com where she endeavours to capture the passion of music in her photos whether it's live music photography, promotional band photos or portraits. She has photographed The Rolling Stones, KISS, Iggy Pop, AC/DC, Patti Smith, Joe Strummer, PULP, The Cult, The Damned, The Cure, Ian Brown, Interpol, MUDHONEY, The MELVINS, The Living End, Foo Fighters, Smashing Pumpkins, Rage Against The Machine, The Stone Roses –just to name a few - in Australia, USA, Europe and the Middle East. Her work has been published in Beat magazine, Rolling Stone magazine, Triple J magazine, The Age Newspaper, The Herald Sun, The Australian, Neos Kosmos, blistering.com, theaureview.com, noise11.com, music-news.com. She has a permanent photographic exhibition at The Corner Hotel in Richmond, Victoria Australia.

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