Friday, The East Pointers @ Theatre Royal, Castlemaine
I met these guys at Queenscliff Music Festival a couple of weeks back – lovely guys and an absolute powerhouse. The East Pointers are a three-piece, driving Celtic-inspired band which floored all and sundry in gigs from large tents to intimate bars. The trans-Atlantic Celtic folk power trio are Prince Edward Island fiddler Tim Chaisson, banjoist Koady Chaisson and Ontario guitarist Jake Charron.
Their second album, What We Leave Behind, released in September, blurs the lines between traditional and popular music that has develop a devoted worldwide fanbase. There is a balance between their traditional-sounding instrumental tunes, and heartfelt songs.
The East Pointers have spent the last two years solidly touring Canada, the US, UK Australia in support of their JUNO award-winning album, Secret Victory.
Thursday, Edgely and Williams @ Spa Bar, Daylesford
A collaboration between Arkie T. Williams and Trudy Edgeley. A meeting of their blues, alt-country, folk and rock sounds, harmonies are a feature.
Saturday, Black and Blue @ Spa Bar, Daylesford
Returning to the venue, Black and Blue are still being promoted as Melbourne’s rootsiest five-piece blues rock band.
The band’s members boast of stints recording and playing with a range of bands and artists including Pat Wilson, Paul Norton, Rhonda Burchmore and Tinsley Waterhouse.
Black & Blue perform their blend of originals, classic Aussie covers, swing and blues /rock.
Rock, gritty blues groove, blending Aussie blues tracks from artists like Chain and the Bondi Cigars with classics from Stevie Ray Vaughan, ZZ Top and BB King.
Sunday, Spicks & Spectacles Interactive Music Show, 5pm ($10 at the door) @ The Old Hepburn Hotel
Get ready for a fast, furious and funny delve into musical history when Gillian Eastoe and Terry Murray bring you a jam-packed arvo of hilarity.
There’ll be loud rock, soggy memories, famous guitar riffs, quizzes, team battles, more loud rock, naughty bits, a snooze break, rock Pictionary, more naughty bits and some more loud rock.