Daylesford Gig Guide, July 18

NO APOLOGIES: Americana/country-tinged singer-songwriter Joshua Hedley is bringing his five-piece band to Castlemaine's Bridge Hotel, having featured as a solo support act to Justin Townes Earle last year.
NO APOLOGIES: Americana/country-tinged singer-songwriter Joshua Hedley is bringing his five-piece band to Castlemaine's Bridge Hotel, having featured as a solo support act to Justin Townes Earle last year.

Thursday, Norm Gray Jazz Trio, 7-10pm @ Spa Bar, Daylesford

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

The sound is smooth, swinging and sophisticated.

For this gig, they will be joined by Wayne Parker on guitar, with Norm Gray on flugelhorn, trumpet and vocals and Simon Wigney on double bass.

Friday, DJ Beats with Subi, 9-11pm @ Spa Bar, Daylesford

Saturday, Ten Story Tale, 7.30-10.30pm

Real, original, honest and from the heart alternative rock originating from Glenlyon and Franklinford.

Featuring Jack Oskar Larm (vocals & bass), Dave Marshall (electric guitar) and Oli  Patsch (drums)

Friday, Friday Frivolities @ Old Hepburn Hotel

The usual Friday night festivities: Happy Hour from 6-8pm, cocktails, plus trivia, Joker Poker, Bar Wars, community raffle and footy tips.

Friday, Bosky Nova @ Blue Bean Cafe

From Ballarat, Bosky Nova play bossa nova, jazz and pop. Jan Palethorpe and Bruce Armstrong bring you a set of bossa nova standards and other Latin styles. Maybe the Girl from Ipanema will walk on by.

Saturday, Brett Franke @ Blue Bean Cafe

Franke plays blues, roots and funk.

Sunday, Buck Jr @ Blue Bean Cafe

Saturday, Joshua Hedley (US) @ Bridge Hotel, Castlemaine

Touring is Americana/country-tinged singer-songwriter Joshua Hedley, last seen in Castlemaine as a solo support act to Justin Townes Earle last year.

This time, he will be with his crackin’ five-piece band and support from Lillie Mae.

Hedley is a welcome vistor, having toured here so many times he is on a first-name basis with Customs officials, tattoo parlours, good coffee shops and bad bars.

Of course, as he discusses often, the bars are a thing of the past.

Australia has almost become his second home, and with good reason as audiences here have embraced him like no other since he was first pushed to the first of stage at Melbourne’s Out On The Weekend festival in 2014. He is a well defined frontman these days, enough to catch the eyes of Jack White’s Third Man Records, which quickly added him to its enviable roster.

A modern take on traditional country music, more outlaw than Americana, with no apologies.

Hedley is a welcome vistor, having toured here so many times he is on a first-name basis with Customs officials, tattoo parlours, good coffee shops and bad bars.