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Daylesford Gig Guide, August 7

GOLD: Dennis Jones says "my feet are firmly rooted in the past, yet my heart and soul are connected to the present".
GOLD: Dennis Jones says "my feet are firmly rooted in the past, yet my heart and soul are connected to the present".

Friday, Paige Duggan Jazz Duo @ Palais Hepburn

Ballarat jazz performer Paige Duggan will be joined by guitarist Wayne Parker, performing an ecelectic mix of jazz standards.

While her style references the jazz greats, both contemporary and classic, years as a singer-songwriter, crossing genres has seen her voice evolve into a unique and exciting one.

Saturday, LuLu McLatchy Super Girlie Show (breast cancer fundraiser), $30 @ Palais Hepburn

A comedy show/musical laugh fest that skewers the tabloid-shifting celebs and pop-singers - right through their shallow hearts and to the tune of their own songs, delivered by a character who secretly just wants to be one of them.

Sunday, Dennis Jones contemporary blues, 2.30pm, $25 @ Palais Hepburn

Sizzling hot guitar solos, smooth and soulful vocals and a high-energy stage performance backed by a solid rhythm section, all led by Los Angeles musician Dennis Jones.

He writes songs that blend the traditional blues with contemporary rock. He's opened for the likes of Buddy Guy, Dick Dale and Johnny Winter.

(Jones has) opened for the likes of Buddy Guy, Dick Dale and Johnny Winter.

Friday, Jo Jo Rainwater, @ Blue Bean Cafe

Rainwater exudes southern charm and humour, endearing audiences and opening hearts to his culture and heritage of Memphis, Tennessee.

Jo Jo shares songs and stories about his Cherokee great-grandmother from the Ozark mountains and his other grandparents, dirt-poor sharecroppers, picking cotton in the summer sun of the Mississippi Delta.

Saturday, North East @ Blue Bean Cafe

Sunday, Open Mic @ Blue Bean Cafe

Join the staff at Blue Bean for their monthly open mic night. Kicking off at 5pm and welcoming all walks of life, whatever your skill level.

To book a set (approximately 15 minutes), phone 5348 2297.

Saturday, Hugo Race and The Fatalists album launch @ Bridge Hotel Castlemaine

In case you missed it at The Palais a couple of weeks ago, here's another chance to catch this gig.

Hugo Race, ex- Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds and Wreckery founder, composer, producer and author returns with a new album from his Fatalists project.