Snap Scene: Hollerfest – Day 1 – Chris Russell’s Chicken Walk & Backsliders, Caravan Music Club – Friday 17th Feb 2017

An incredible array of local and international talent will come together across two stages at the much loved caravan club and as the name of the festival suggests there will be truckloads of noise, excitement and rudely loud roots music, guaranteed to get your body shakin’ and feet flailing like there’s no tomorrow!

BACKSLIDERS have been playing, touring the festival circuit and recording for over 25 years. Their sound melds driving Delta and Mississippi Hill country blues sounds with original 21st Century new blues anthems. Slide Guitarist, multi-stringed instrumentalist, songwriter and vocalist, Dom Turner, is the founding member of the group, accompanied by acclaimed drum and percussion virtuoso and songwriter Rob Hirst (Midnight Oil). Latest album out ‘Heathen Songbook‘.

CHRIS RUSSELL’S CHICKEN WALK play Chrississipian music. It’s a lot like North Mississippi Hill Country Juke Joint Party Ass Blues. Songwriter and performer, Chris is joined by Dave Foley on drums and this newly evolved two piece live sound seems impossibly larger than the sum of its parts, filling rooms with hypnotic boogie bypassing the mind and heading straight for the hips. You like it down and dirty… CRCW are the goods!

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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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