Gig Guide, July 13-16

VISIT: Those familiar with Chris Wilson's work as the front man of Harem Scarem, Crown of Thorns and with guitarists like Shannon Bourne won’t need any convincing.

VISIT: Those familiar with Chris Wilson's work as the front man of Harem Scarem, Crown of Thorns and with guitarists like Shannon Bourne won’t need any convincing.

Thursday, The Duck Downpickers @ The Spa Bar Daylesford (formerly Horvat’s)

The Duck Downpickers use a variety of instruments including banjos, guitars, double bass, mandolin, mountain dulcimer, harmonicas and their voices to play a remarkable mix of home-cooked mountain music of the Appalachians.

Jug, Cajun, gospel and country blues, some a little “tongue in beak.”

Friday, Bliss Bombs Comedy Cabaret @ The Grande, Hepburn

Second gig in latest incarnation of the ensemble’s latest show, this is last chance to catch them this time around.

Their latest show, History Repeating, is an hilarious romp through the world of women’s fashion and lingerie of times past.

It’s outrageous comedy-cabaret, liberally laced with song, dance, laughs and tease.

Saturday, Gillian and Terry @ The Spa Bar Daylesford

Playing acoustic versions of favourite hits from classic rock bands in their own style – such as  Dragon, Pretenders, Fleetwood Mac, Jimi Hendrix, Cold Chisel, Bob Marley, Hoodoo Gurus, the Divinyls, the Kinks, Small Faces, Amy Winehouse, Led Zeppelin, Rolling Stones, Animals – all in the first set.

Sunday, Chris Wilson Duo @ Old Hepburn Hotel

Chris Wilson returns to a familiar environment at The Old Hepburn Hotel.

The harmonica maestro will also bring his left-handed acoustic guitar and a generous two to three set avalanche of classic blues and original material, with pithy and cynical political and observational comments an optional extra.

Wilson is a reader and reviewer of music literature and features as a book reviewer on 3RRR.

Friday, Scott Fraser @ Blue Bean Cafe, Hepburn Springs

Saturday, Nico Ellerby @ Blue Bean Cafe, Hepburn Springs

Saturday, Lloyd Spiegel @ Suttons, Ballarat

Join Lloyd Spiegel as he hits the road to celebrate the release of his new album This Time Tomorrow.

Spiegel has recorded many albums and has won multiple accolades over 20 years of performing, writing and recording. He’s an extraordinary blues guitarist who has frequently travelled the world on the same bill as legendary artists such as Buddy Guy, Etta James, Ray Charles, Bob Dylan, Peter Frampton and Willie Nelson.

Sunday, Miles and Simone @ Theatre Royal, Castlemaine

Popular Melbourne alt-country folk and heart-breaker duet Miles and Simone will be playing in the area with the support of Regional Arts Victoria.