All the way from Sydney, BACKSLIDERS (Dom Turner, Rob Hirst & Broderick Smith) are back in Melbourne after their successful cd launch earlier this year. Their new album "Dark Side" was described by the Australian as maintaining “an enviable history of redefining, refining and diversifying the [blues] genre” and they will be sharing the stage with OLD GREY MULE (USA) - a two-man Mississippi Hill Country and Raw Electric blues wrecking machine.
Backsliders powerhouse live performances are well-known on the Australian festival circuit, and. the band are just back from playing their trademark genre-bending swamp blues to main stage crowds at Byron Bay Bluesfest and Broadbeach blues festival.
In live mode “..Dom Turner’s over-driven steel guitar and Rob Hirst’s hyper-bombastic drumming wield a blues that is much louder, much more raucous, than blues-inspired rock acts like The White Stripes and The Black Keys’ ‘(FasterLouder.com.au)
About Old Grey Mule
All the way from the USA, Old Gray Mule are a two-man Mississippi Hill Country and Raw Electric blues wrecking machine. With five critically acclaimed albums in their catalogue, Old Gray Mule embodies the old school blues ethic: “Keep it simple, it’s for dancing yall.”
Guitarist/vocalist CR Humphrey and drummer/vocalist JJ Wilburn have played/recorded with the best of the best of Mississippi including Cedric, Duwayne, and Garry Burnside, David, Kinney, and Robert Kimbrough, Jimmy “Duck” Holmes, T Model Ford, Robert Belfour, Lightnin Malcolm, Kenny Brown, Bill Abel…. the list goes on.
OGM’s live shows are straight up Mississippi juke joint style dance parties, with a lot of back and forth with the crowd, girls on stage dancing, and folks sweating out the bad stuff. This music is guaranteed to make booties move!
Old Gray Mule have blown away crowds at numerous festivals, and have a new record
More info: http://www.oldgraymule.com