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Chasing the Sun and the blues

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Primex Sustainable Farming and Primary Industries Expo new date confirmed

After being postponed due to the flooding and ongoing wet weather the 2022 Primex Sustainable Farming and Primary Industries Expo and will now go ahead on November 10–12.

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Vale big Jez, Mullum troubadour

The Mullumbimby community lost one of the founding fathers of its counter culture last Thursday, when Graham Chambers, better known as Jerry De Munga, passed away at his home with the love and care of wife Chrissy, family and close friends.

Kevin Hogan returns for Page

Though the coalition government he represents is now in opposition, National Party candidate for Page, Kevin Hogan, has been returned to his seat and yesterday he released a statement to all media.

Local author’s first children’s book weaves a magical tale

After writing three successful novels for adults, local author Sarah Armstrong could have been forgiven for staying on the same path with her fourth offering.

Beehives lost during floods: DPI

Statistics around the loss of livestock in the Byron Shire have been released by the NSW Department of Primary...

Lismore flood

I walked around the Lismore CBD and whenever I came to a crossing, an oncoming car would stop gently...

I am outraged

The insert in The Echo (8 May) could be taken to imply that cloud seeding was the cause of recent...

Catch the Chase this Friday at the Currumbin Soundlounge

‘The blues had a baby and they named it rock and roll’ – So sang Muddy Waters in 1977, and once upon a time it used to be common for hard-rocking bands to emerge from the blues scene; everyone from The Stones, Cream and Led Zeppelin cut their teeth on a 12-bar. Chase The Sun is one Australian band with its roots in the blues scene who, since forming in 2007, have been letting their love of rock and roll fully hang out, infusing their take on the blues with loud guitar, blazing hard funk and a cranking 70s southern rock feel. The music of Chase The Sun features the powerhouse delivery of guitarist Jan Rynsaardt and soul-tinged songwriting combined with elements of acoustic blues and Stevie Ray Vaughn boogie – this three-piece crank out a new take on a classic sound.

Chase The Sun’s constantly touring road show has seen them smash every major local blues festival over the past couple of years including Byron Bay’s Bluesfest (2010, 2009); take out top honours in the Australian Blues Awards in both 2008 and 2011; debut on the US Billboard charts at #13 and release two albums in Japan through P-Vine Records.

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