Gig Guide, August 3-6

ON SONG: Georgia State Line has earnt high praise from the likes of Bill Chambers, who said: "Hailing from Melbourne but sounding like Texas or Tennessee, this band represents the true essence of today's country music."

ON SONG: Georgia State Line has earnt high praise from the likes of Bill Chambers, who said: "Hailing from Melbourne but sounding like Texas or Tennessee, this band represents the true essence of today's country music."

Sunday, Georgia State Line with special guest Kristen Leigh @ Old Hepburn Hotel

Georgia State Line are an Americana collective hailing from various parts of regional Victoria.

The group has enjoyed notable performances, including shows alongside country icon Bill Chambers at the Tamworth Country Music Festival, and playing at the National Folk Festival and Terang Country Music Festival in 2017 alongside Golden Guitar winners Beccy Cole and Fanny Lumsden.

The group has released debut EP Heaven Knows, with this show a part of the accompanying promo tour.

Thursday, Norm Gray Trio @ The Spa Bar Daylesford (formerly Horvat’s)

The Norm Gray Jazztet perform music by the great American jazz composers from the 1930-60s. 

Featuring Norm Gray on flugelhorn, trumpet and vocals and Simon Wigney on double bass

Saturday, Liz Frencham and Robbie Melville @ Spa Bar, Daylesford

Frencham studied jazz performance at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and has been working full-time as a musician for more than 10 years. Performing funky pop covers with accomplished guitarist Robbie Melville and a surprise jazz drummer.

Friday, The Cartwheels @ Blue Bean Cafe, Hepburn Springs

Still acoustic, intimate and unpredictable, The Cartwheels family band play country, rockabilly and rock’n’roll.

Saturday, North East @ Blue Bean Cafe, Hepburn Springs

Sunday, Someday June @ Blue Bean Cafe, Hepburn Springs

From a small bedroom in Melbourne's outer eastern suburbs emerges indie-folk duo, Someday June.

The duo originated with guitarist, Troy White, accompanying singer-songwriter, Bec Sykes, on her moody, melody-driven folk songs.

While Sykes’ folk influences remain at the centre of Someday June's sound, White’s love of soul music and knack for minimalist, catchy guitar riffs has helped shape the duo's music.

Together, the pair create subtle, satisfying harmonies and interesting melodies, drawing influence from artists like Paul Dempsey and Daughter.