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Daylesford Gig Guide, February 12

SENSATIONAL: Mahalia Barnes is on her way to Daylesford, set to perform at the Palais. Picture: SUPPLIED

SENSATIONAL: Mahalia Barnes is on her way to Daylesford, set to perform at the Palais. Picture: SUPPLIED

Palais-Hepburn

Friday, Mahalia Barnes

The daughter of one of Australia's most successful vocalists, Jimmy Barnes, Mahalia has been in and around music her entire life.

Throughout her childhood years, she was exposed to everything from early Ray Charles to late Stevie Wonder, all of which helped shape her into a powerhouse soul and blues vocalist.

Barnes performs regular live gigs around Australia and also backs other artists including R&B singer Jade MacRae and her father Jimmy.

Sunday, 2pm, Ingrid James and the Boys from Prague - Jazz/American standards

Ingrid, who is actually all the way from Prague, along with her talented team will present classic standards from the Great American songbook, Latin, bebop ongbooks and beyond.

From Cole Porter to the Beatles and the Beach Boys, to Carole King and kd lang.

Bellinzona

Saturday, Dana Crowe

Melbourne-based singer-songwriter Dana Crowe has developed her own distinctive sound since releasing her debut EP Everything in 2017.

With influences from artists such as Fleetwood Mac to Bruce Springsteen, Crowe blends roots, rock and blues to create her own take on Americana.

Crowe's new single Not Broken has just been released.

Daylesford Cider

The twilight series continues, 4-7pm with wood-fired pizza and live music by different artists each week.

Saturday, Salty Bones

Guitar playing that features chugging rhythm, intricate picking and percussive tapping, coupled with a thundering stomp box under foot, this travelling singer lays down a complex base for the stories of a life lived in constant movement with brutally honest lyrics.

Theatre Royal Castlemaine

Friday, Mama Kin Spender

Come and join Mama Kin Spender and a local 40-piece choir Macapella for one night only.

Mama Kin Spender continue to impress audiences across the country with their duo of guitars, primal drums and harmonies, with a chorus of singers arranged by Virginia Bott.

Mama Kin Spender's songs rattle, roll and tremble, from block party to heart rending ballad, with a sound that is as raw as it is joyful.

Supported by Elana Stone, this will be a Valentine's Day special.

Guildford Family Hotel

Friday, Valentine's Day with Vested Interest

Saturday, Crosswind

Sunday afternoon, New King Cols, plus blues harp workshop with Pete Gavin

Wednesday, February 19, Guildford Folk Club