Daylesford Gig Guide, February 15

BLEND: The Family Farm will take music-lovers on a wide-ranging musical journey at the Spa Bar in Daylesford this Saturday. From country and bluegrass to blues, jazz, ska and reggae, it's music you can dance to.
BLEND: The Family Farm will take music-lovers on a wide-ranging musical journey at the Spa Bar in Daylesford this Saturday. From country and bluegrass to blues, jazz, ska and reggae, it's music you can dance to.

Thursday, Steve Murphy Trio @ Spa Bar, Daylesford

Former Castlemaine resident, saxophonist Steve Murphy will present a one-off performance.

Murphy is one of Australia’s best sax players and will provide an entertaining evening of jazz. He will be backed by Ashley Ward on guitar and Simon Wigney on bass.

Saturday, Family Farm Band @ Spa Bar, Daylesford

Imagine a trip from an old-time Appalachian front porch, through the country, bluegrass and blues of the American deep south with a detour to shake a leg at an Australian bush dance.

March down Bourbon Street for New Orleans’ Mardi Gras jazz, sail to the Caribbean for carnival calypso, Jamaica’s ska and reggae and the Bossa Nova of the beaches of Brazil, finally landing on the dance floor of venues around here, where Family Farm makes their home. 

Friday, Friday Frivolities @ Old Hepburn Hotel

Frivolities continue this Friday night when locals and  visitors enjoy happy hour from 6-8pm, cocktails plus trivia, joker poker, Bar Wars and raffles.

Saturday, Michelle Parsons @ Old Hepburn Hotel

A frequent visitor to the area and fine interpreter of artists such as Melissa Etheridge, Parsons is returning to the pub. She’s built a reputation as one of Melbourne's top solo acoustic acts, and along with guitar virtuoso and vocalist Mark Hughes has formed one of the most popular music duos on the live circuit. 

February 18 & March 7, Daisy Kilbourne @ Old Hepburn Hotel, 5pm, $10

Singer-songwriter Daisy Kilbourne is an amazing local talent whose performance will have you wanting more.

Friday, Caroline Gale @ Blue Bean Cafe

Gale is a passionate musician who has performed throughout many venues in Melbourne and Broome, Western Australia. Over the years, she’s done several live performances on radio station Triple R and played support piano for Ronan Keating. Gale has a high vocal range and plays both guitar and piano. She likes to create variety when she performs, mixing her sets with both originals and covers. 

Saturday, Cartwheels @ Blue Bean Cafe

Sunday, Next Episode @ Blue Bean Cafe